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YD Deals, where Jenn, the yogadealer, helps you save your yoga dough one penny at a time. Saucha (aka cleanliness) is a piece of the ancient yogic texts that is alive and thriving in the 2013 yogasphere. And for those of us NYC yogis who are not only seeking to be free in spirit and stinkiness, [...]

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What is Yoga? An ancient, healing practice? A good stretch and stress reliever? Something cool celebrities do? The reason we live in yoga pants? Maybe all that and more? How can we make sense of thousands of years of yoga in a contemporary world of uber-commercialization? So many questions! Political science professor-turned-yoga teacher (and prominent [...]

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And then there was Fat Yoga. It’s the name and the cause of a new studio in Portland, OR. (And Stumptown seriously only gets number 8 on the Top 10 Us Yoga Cities? pssht.) Yep, the studio is called Fat Yoga, and owner Anna Ipox is not shy about it. “I say I’m fat cause, guess [...]

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The following is an excerpt from Yoga Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body by Carol A. Horton. Stay tuned for the giveaway! From Meditation to Commodification: Promise & Perils of American Yoga Although it was years ago now, I distinctly remember the first time I experienced the intensity [...]

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We feel a little PBS fundraiser-ish around here sometimes – for just $50 you’ll get a DVD and commemorative bookmark! We have Bill Cosby on the phone right now taking your calls! – but yoga is no stranger to this new and wild world of online crowdfunding and we’re happy to help spread the word [...]

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There are many reasons why we have a fascination with Russell Brand and deemed him our 2012 YD mascot. Here’s one. Perhaps not exactly the most likable character, that Rusty, but what loudmouthed, opinionated comedian in show biz is there to please everyone? In this interview with the sweet-mannered Ashtanga yoga teacher Eddie Stern (who [...]

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We’ve noticed this is a thing: A lot of yoga studios have added free meditation times to their schedules. Likely it’s 30 mins here or there squeezed between the lunch express and the sweaty power hour, but it’s a time when the studio is open to anyone in the community wishing to come and be [...]

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Yoga pants, love them or hate them, they’re not going away any time soon. And neither is yoga. In fact it keeps getting more and more popular. So why is an entire group of people completely disregarded when it comes to yoga clothing? For a while now, many big brands selling yoga pants have more [...]

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Top 10 Signs You Are a Yogini Mother (Of Furry or Human Elves) by Nancy Alder 1) You pick your outfits based upon what can go from the mat to the grocery store to the elementary school to the baseball game with the least amount of stares. 2) Your yoga mat has an eternal crust [...]

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