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Now THAT's a headline. Gerton, NC resident Ruth MacNair was just taking her routine jog through the woods when all of a sudden she was face to face with an angry mama bear in attack mode to protect her cubs. Needless to say, it was not Yogi! With limited options of escape - there's a [...]


Tired of waiting for Jay-Z's yoga rap album? Oh we know! Us too. But, alas, good news! Conscious rapper Dylpostino and London production team JetTricks will abate your hip hop yoga musical cravings with their new track "Practice", a bonus jam off The All One Breath EP due out December 10th. Where's the Def Yogatry [...]


UPDATED: Further commentary on the Hindu American Foundation's "Take Yoga Back" Campaign, and Yoga history and connection with religion in general -  from authors Stefanie Syman, Mark Singleton, Deepak Chopra, and Hindu American Foundation co-founder, Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. Via Times of India Op-Ed - "Yoga's appeal is universal" Yoga gives cultural weight to Brand [...]


Where's the love? It's right here. Enjoy this beautiful video of NY yogis, young and old, big and small practicing together - the heart and prana of NYC. "Yogis gather together in NYC with the collective intention of creating more peace and happiness in the world. May it inspire everyone to try yoga. Lokah Samasta [...]


Oh so much fuss! Who owns yoga? Who will save yoga? Who will stop yoga demons from taking over the world? Holy Hanuman! Do we even know what we're talking about anymore? Jeepers. The latest yoga article in The New York Times spotlights the newest stirrings in the "I had yoga first" historical debate. It's [...]


Feeling stuffed NYC? How bout yoga-ing for a good cause? Click here for the full flyer SATURDAY NOV 27th 3:30-5:30pm registration begins @ 3pm Suggested Donation: $35 --no one will be turned away and if you cannot attend you can still donate! RSVP: pureoffthemat@gmail.com vision is to raise at least $5,000! all proceeds benefit OFF [...]


Oh my! Is it really Thanksgiving? Are you ready for the best holiday ever? Well you should be! You're yogis! You know how to stay centered, be present, savor the moment, show gratitude, breathe, and for goodness sake enjoy all the wonderful things life has to offer. So who says this can't be the most [...]


'Yacht couple Paul and Rachel Chandler: We kept fit by doing yoga and aerobics as the pirates watched us...we’re survivors' [DailyMailUK] Hurray! Paul and Rachel are released from Somali pirate clutches after 388 days! How did they survive? Besides strong will, yoga and aerobics kept the two fit and focused. Talk about taking yoga off [...]


Y-O-G-A Yoga Yoga Yoga! Hi team, you lovely 3% of Americans who practice, and some other probably awesome percentage of yogadorks abroad (sorry, we don't have exact numbers). We're all family right? CyberSangha ho! Now that it's steadily creeping towards Holiday hysteria, we'd like to take this opportunity, a brief time out, to give thanks [...]

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Yesterday the Who's Who of steamed and concerned NY Yogis gathered together in a cramped midtown Manhattan yoga studio to grill hear from freshly appointed Yoga Alliance President John Matthews, an even-tempered gentleman with a slight drawl and southern-bred manners, who had no idea what he was getting himself into. Mr. Matthews stepped up to [...]


Hey East Coasters, have you been pining for a yoga hoedown where you can salute the sun and shake your shakti to various live musical acts in harmonious rhythm? This is your hippie dream come true. Wanderlust will come to Vermont in 2011! Commence the patchouli incense burning now. OK, not everyone in VT is [...]


Blame it on levitation! Yoga still surges ahead in the lingering recession. More studios are popping up every day and most are doing well under the pressures of a shallow-pocketed public still scrounging to save money, or in some cases, stay afloat while looking for a job. They may have passed on take out dinners [...]


Psst...we're over here. We said, are you happy? Hey, are you even paying attention?? According to reports there's a 65% chance you are most likely not! And you're probably not going to be any happier for it. So listen up. Everyone's getting excited from TIME, to the BBC to The New York Times about a [...]


And then the Yoga Guru said... "We need to follow the Chinese example of shooting dead the people found guilty of corruption. India cannot emerge economically till the politicians, bureaucrats and officials responsible for defrauding Indian taxpayers are punished," said Ramdev, addressing supporters at his protest rally at Jantar Mantar in central Delhi, in response [...]