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A new way to recycle your old yoga mat? Make art! Alex Ebstein is an artist whose use of unconventional materials - such as yoga mats - to create her cut-out pieces is turning some headstands. Ebstein originally studied photography but after being diagnosed with uveitis, an inflammation of the eye which required multiple surgeries affecting [...]

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putin-on-a-horse

Putin-asana? Wait, did yoga just get a glowing endorsement from Russia's most virile and intolerant leader? In a showing of uncharacteristic fallibility, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted to India's Narendra Modi that he's never tried yoga (never?!) but that he would finally face it boldly and give it a go (and conquer it handsomely, obviously, [...]

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fuck-that-meditation

World got you down? Meditation practice not cutting it? F*ck that. Send the children out of the room for this one. From the creative mind of Jason Headley, 'F*ck That: A Guided Meditation' is a no bs take on letting go of all the craziness and giving yourself a moment to say eff all that. [...]

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meow-parlour-yoga-2

You had us at Kitty Yoga. Needless to say, we love cats and we love yoga. Combing the two? Why, 'tis one of our dream scenarios! For those unfamiliar, a cat cafe is a cat sanctuary/adoption center paired with a cafe - like it sounds, right? Meow Parlour, currently NYC's only cat cafe (we say currently [...]

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yoga-teacher-training-proscons

by J. Brown Yoga teachers don't really make a living off teaching yoga classes anymore. Many rely upon conducting yoga teacher training. But contrary to popular belief, this trend may have less to do with the business or marketing inclinations of yoga teachers and more to do with the purchasing and study habits of the [...]

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Yogis practicing at the Bobrovy Log resort in Russia. | image credit: Reuters/Ilya Naymushin

While we were savasaning, Russian officials went ahead and changed their minds and reversed the yoga ban. Just like that. Maybe they were just kidding about yoga being “inextricably linked to religious practices” and that it could “spread new religious cults.” Maybe they bowed to pressures from the public who thought their fears were unfounded and ridiculous. [...]

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cat-interrupting-yoga

We don't want to say too much about this video besides it's hilarious and you have to watch it. Also...this is further proof cats remain the dominant supreme beings (at least on the Internets). THIS is the face of nonchalant cat-tentment. window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ xfbml : true, version : 'v2.3' }); }; (function(d, [...]

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A police officer stands in front of paintings by Russian artist Georgy Litichevsky entited "Police Practice Yoga", exhibited during a Labour Day rally by the Solidarity opposition movement in Moscow May 1, 2009. image credit: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Ugh. The inalienable right to practice yoga is not felt internationally, apparently. Russian officials have hopped on the anti-yoga train claiming the practice is "inextricably" linked to religion (aka Hinduism) and could “spread new religious cults and movements.” Via Time: According to the Moscow Times, which cited a report in the Russian Kommersant daily, the owners of two of the [...]

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yogi-beans-namaste

Hanging out with the family this Fourth? Here are some fun Kids Yoga poses to spark up the summer holiday, from the team at Yogi Beans. This weekend, all around the USA, children and families will get together to celebrate the Fourth of July. We celebrate our independence, and the freedom that it grants us. As [...]

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hys-diversity-training-group

Diversity has been a hot topic in yoga as of late. Diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility. Three biggies that help form the foundation for the increasingly ubiquitous and benevolent mantra "yoga is for everybody." But, good intentions aside, are yoga teachers saying the wrong things to make students feel otherwise? Short answer: yep, probably. But they [...]

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sara-adjustments

by Sara Kleinsmith To touch, or not to touch? This is one of the dilemmas we experience as yoga teachers. In yoga, adjustments can be a matter of personal preference. Recently, I've had many discussions with teachers about adjustments and their opinions regarding the subject. If you are unaware of what an adjustment is, it's [...]

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Transcendental Meditation (TM) is taught in 2,000 schools in Latin America, here in Peru, through the David Lynch Foundation, the program is called "A Consciousness-Based Education". | image credit: Jdontfight/wikicommons

by Ann Purcell In my upbringing, there was never any discussion about enlightenment, period. I had never heard of enlightenment as a possibility in any church service, or any educational program. Even in India the concept of enlightenment is reserved for the rare few recluse who wish to live in a cave and give up [...]

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lululemon-hazardouss-hoodie

From the files of faulty yoga clothing comes the new threat of the great hoodie string caper. In all seriousness, there's been another Lululemon recall, this time for over 300,000 tops with draw strings that have become face-attacking weapons. Slate reports: Lululemon is recalling 318,000 women’s tops in the United States and Canada that the [...]

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zen-dog-7

We usually dislike headlines such as the one we just wrote, but in this case, it may actually be true. And we're not in any position to deny you the joyful experience of dogs captured looking euphorically zen, are we? For this photo series, professional pet and wildlife photographer Alex Cearns spent hours with these beautiful [...]

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