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Reports have indicated that Thich Nhat Hanh, beloved Zen Buddhist monk and teacher, at 88 may be nearing the end of his earthly time. The renowned Zen master known for his peace activism, Buddhist teachings, and many books inspiring many people's lives, as well as immeasurable inspirational quotes posted on social media, is ailing in [...]

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Shripad Naik, new minister in charge of the department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), sits inside his office in New Delhi November 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Anindito

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, staying true to his mission to bring India's traditions of yoga and ayurveda officially to the global forefront, or, some may say, capitalize on the growing popularity of these systems worldwide, has already created its very first department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), with Shripad Naik freshly [...]

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Subscription boxes are all the rage lately, so when we heard about one that was yoga-specific we couldn't resist our curiosity. If you're not familiar with what we're talking about, a subscription box is basically a box of goodies delivered to your door every month like a little package of Christmas cheer, except you pay [...]

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guys-try-yoga

This video is called "Guys Try Yoga for the First Time," but, guys, we really want to know, is this what yoga is like for you? From the folks at Buzzfeed, the video shows a few dudes stepping onto the mat for the first time resulting in a dubious combo of confused faces, super tight [...]

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The Dalai Lama with Lululemon CEO

Just a few weeks ago the Dalai Lama Center and Lululemon rocked the proverbial internet airwaves when they surprise announced their new partnership. Fandom (of either party) aside, the news caused a collective flipping of lids as people tried to make sense of the collaboration with many left wondering, Is Lululemon turning over a new [...]

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"Balasana" oil on canvas courtesy Sebastian Alappat

Another Way of Looking at Body-Positive Yoga

“It is through the body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” — BKS Iyengar

This quote frequently shows up on Facebook and in various blogs. When I first read it many years ago I interpreted this way: It is through our practice of asana, at those times when we lose the struggle and become the asana, that we see into our true nature, the undefined spaciousness that connects us all. This still rings true for me. Asana, if we practice with complete commitment to being fully in each moment, can offer a glimpse into the the free and settled mind that is intrinsic to all of us.

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The first photo from "Yoga Hosers" about yoga superheroes ANNNND...IT's...not yoga-y at all! That's OK, Kevin Smith, we're still listening. This film, described as "quirky horror" has already received a lot of attention and that's partly because it stars the 15-year-old daughters of Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp, and partly because in "Yoga Hosers" these [...]

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It's Kermit THE Frog practicing his daily yoga and sun salutations. Because Yoda doesn't have to be only adorable green zen master. Even muppets need to take time on their mats, especially sweet frogs hopelessly romantic for talking pigs.   Kermie says Namaste. #downwardfacingfrog Sun salutation images via aikido-reading.co.uk Check out all of them here. ------ [...]

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elmo-yoga

It's a child's (and parent's) dream come true! The Franklin Institute announced it will be holding Yoga with Elmo classes every Wednesday in November for kids of all ages (though you might want to let the little ones have this one). So when Elmo's not being painfully cute, doing yoga with Amy Poehler or being [...]

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herbal-essences-yoga

It's the Herbal Essences "Be Everyone You Are" campaign, which is basically to say each of us are made up of many facets and we can not, should not, be defined by just one of them. Also, that we are all utterly confused as to who we are and we just want to look like [...]

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Spooky Spidey! With an overwhelming 33 percent and 162 votes, we have our 2014 Halloween YogaDork! Congrats to Spooky Spidey! The lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to Drishti and a YD Prize Pack! Thank you to all who participated, either by sending in photos or casting your votes. ALL photos will be [...]

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by J. Brown News that the saving grace CEO of the Yoga Alliance, Richard Karpel, is leaving after only two years was met with little more than a collective: “whatever.” But to anyone who wants to see the reformation that Karpel ushered in continue, his departure is both surprising and concerning. The reason for Karpel’s [...]

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Happy Election Day! This day is always exciting for two reasons, we get to exercise our right to vote for our political leaders who will make decisions affecting our very future...and we get to vote for our favorite Halloween YogaDork!!! It may not be as effectual longterm, and we're pretty biased here, but that second [...]

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ankle-anatomy

In our YogaDork Ed series we seek to shed light on anatomy and safe practices in yoga and in our bodies. Today's article addresses the best options when recovering safely from injury. by Maya Talisa, Certified Yoga Tune Up Instructor To ice, or not to ice? This is a question recently being discussed regularly among [...]

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