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Rusty the rabble rouser. Last year's celebriyogi mascot Russell Brand made headlines for his turn from sex and drug addiction to devout yogaship, taking on the Westboro Baptist Church with the help of Krishna and, among other fashionable things, for gifting his kundalini yoga teacher a car for Christmas. The ever bashful, attention shy Mr. Brand [...]

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Soooo did you know B.K.S. Iyengar had a new book? Did you know it will be his last major book ever? To complete the canon of invaluable yoga texts such as Light on Yoga, Light on Life, Light On Pranayama, and The Tree of Yoga that helped us modern folk understand the ancient teachings, we are [...]

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It's Tara Stiles' contribution to the abundant and bottomless collection of yoga spoofs poking fun at the cult and culture of yoga. (Seriously, we might have to start an Oscar petition. Or the Razzies.) This time around the joke is on us. Or is it on those missing the point? Starring Deepak's guru, Tara Stiles, [...]

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Well here's a fun find. Salvador Dali, a strapping fellow, just getting some work done at his human yogi desk, like he does. And no office is complete without an upside down human art sculpture to tie the room together. Was Dali a yogi? Some could argue his art was a transformational mind meld (melt?) [...]

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We were all affected by the horrible tragedy that unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut last December that took the lives of 26 victims, a majority of them kids under the age of 10. As people and yoga folk, many of us were overwhelmed with heartbreak and compassion and were left wondering what could be done to [...]

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Hey now, what a week! It's taken us a little while to defrost from this freezing northeastern arctic weather, but the ice is nearly almost gone from our crystalized eyelashcicles. Brain freeze! It's still January right? Still time to sneak in those 2013 intentions. We know, are we still talking about that? Yep, and we'll tell you [...]

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Science is a science. Yoga is... A review of more than one hundred studies looking at 16 different different high-quality controlled studies focusing on the effects of yoga on depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, sleep complaints, eating disorders and cognition problems has concluded with positive results. Yay. Yoga gets a lot of hype. Can it live up to it? [...]

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On Wednesday, January 16th, five senior teachers convened at Maha Padma Temple for a panel discussion on The Role of the Yoga Teacher in Contemporary America.  The group - Alison West, Swami Sadasivananda, James Murphy, Eddie Stern, and Hari Kaur Khalsa, spoke to a packed house. Padmini Perretti, the founder and owner of Maha Padma Yoga Temple, who came up with the idea [...]

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YD’s Who Said It? where we post a quote and you guess the person who said it. This edition is brought to you by the great British export of pop rock bands and the haircuts who love them. One of these finely coiffed English chaps was recently quoted as saying: "I do a minimum of an hour's [...]

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