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Lachey-asana in 98 degrees. | photo credit: Rebecca Fishbein/Gothamist

Is it hot in here? If you would've asked our 90s teenage selves what we thought then boy band 98 Degrees would be doing in 2015, leading a hot yoga class would not have even made "the hardest thing" list. And yet, there they are, the Lacheys - Nick and Drew, half of 98 Degrees [...]

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Photo courtesy of Lindsay Speer/We Are Seneca Lake

"Our Lives Hang In The Balance" and "Bending Over Backward" read the signs of the peaceful yoga protesters on a mission to save Seneca Lake in upstate New York. Local law enforcement arrested 10 of these yogi protestors early Wednesday morning to the soundtrack of a lone cello player (it's true, they had a cellist accompany [...]

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No they don't have wheels...yet. Some people want to make your yoga mat way funkier than it is, and we're not talking about a stinky health hazard. (Phew.) These new "fashion yoga mats" from Spiritual Revolution feature designs from many of the artists you'd typically find covering the graffiti'd walls or skateboards at a skate [...]

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shoulder-posture

by Jenni Rawlings One of the most common instructions we tend to hear in yoga class is “pull your shoulders back”. This cue is often offered as a universal guideline for how we should position our shoulders throughout our entire practice, and it has its roots in a broader cultural idea that “shoulders back” is [...]

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Yes, it's actor Kiefer Sutherland probably most likely definitely saying Namaste.

What is the meaning of namaste, anyway? Probably a bit different than you think. American yogis know the word namaste pretty well. We hear it in almost every yoga class and translate the Sanskrit word to mean "the divine in me bows to the divine in you" or something close - substitute divine for light [...]

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Buick's Puppy Dog Prep.

You're about to buy a new car. But WAIT...can you practice yoga in it? Buick is hoping you'll ask yourself that very question. Banking on the swelling wellness trend, Buick plays to the yoga-loving crowd in their latest campaign to sell their cars and their message of "happiness," inspired by said cars, to folks who [...]

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Yoga farts, crazy mats, kooky oms, oh my. The makings of a yoga class punked, but maybe not too far from reality? In this case, Australian radio host and punk master Jackie O aims to pull a silly prank on an unsuspecting yoga class, enlisting the help of British actress Sophie Monk who undauntingly plays [...]

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Yoga injuries: a hot to trot topic lately. And it's for good reason. No one wants to get hurt. One could say it's especially counterproductive and counterintuitive in yoga class. Body destruction is not one of the eight limbs, doncha know. But, believe it or not, we are human and we do have destructible bodies [...]

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The following is an excerpt from  The Shakti Coloring Book by Ekabhumi Charles Ellik. Stay tuned for the giveaway! Exclusively through our TWIY newsletter. Not on the list? Better fix that!  By Ekabhumi (“Eka”) Charles Illik Creating our own devotional art is like eating from our own garden; we are nourished by the process as well as the [...]

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image credit: Leo Uribe via CBC News

And then Lululemon put out their own branded beer. Why? With all the company blunders, public gaffes and marketing eff ups, we guess they figured why the hell not? Debuting this summer, Curiosity Lager a "crisp, bold session lager" (4.6% ABV) is Lulu's first foray into the craft beer market. "Just because you're a yogi, doesn't [...]

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soul-camp

Not a festival. Not a retreat. Summer Camp. Like you did maybe when you were 10. Except this time there's more grown up stuff like adult beverages and adult interactions. The concept of adult sleepaway camps - no kids allowed - is a growing trend conjuring up all kinds of images of what it would [...]

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ocean-yoga-fail

That time the ocean reaaally wasn't so into your beach yoga. Seriously, if it's not cats sabotaging your on-camera yoga moment, it's oceans. Beach yoga fail? Maybe, but they definitely succeeded in giving us a good belly chuckle! Watch and learn. No yogis were harmed in the making of this video. We're not sure about [...]

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image via Change.org petition

Should body positivity be a required part of yoga teacher training? A group of socially conscious yogis thinks so. A Change.org petition, started by Jeniffer Zimmerman of "All Bodies Rise Yoga," is calling for body positivity training to be a required part of all Yoga Alliance-registered schools' yoga teacher training programs. While Yoga Alliance's influence has been [...]

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Illustration by Tara Jacoby via Jezebel.com

In case you needed a reason to be even more creeped out, turned off, astonished by Lululemon, an anonymous employee's account of the wacky behind the scenes will surely give you that extra push. Entitled "Lululemon Diaries: My Life in an Exploitative Libertarian Happiness Cult" the post appeared on Jezebel Wednesday and has been met [...]

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