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Everyone has pain at some time during life. It can run on a spectrum from severe to mild; overwhelming agony that ceases movement to background discomfort that simply slows us down—and any stop between the two ends. It is always inconvenient, distracting and often derails our movement.

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state-of-the-union-yuj

In 2009, after a twenty year career in politics and public affairs, I opened a yoga studio in the suburbs of Los Angeles. My idea was to share this thing called Yoga that has been so powerfully transformational in my life with others. And I did.

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pregnant-mommas-yoga-prints

Body positivity doesn't end with pregnancy. Having been recently pregnant for those familiar nine months ourselves, this illustrative series from Danish artist Marie Jørgensen speaks especially sweetly to my consistently changing body. In case you missed it, we previously shared Jørgensen's work challenging the stereotypical "yoga body" or what we've been conditioned to believe it is. In [...]

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new-discipline

The novelty of yoga has been worn down to almost nothing by a multi-billion dollar industry that cares little for its tenets, like the crumbling shreds of a shoddily made pvc mat from China. But from out of the ashes of craven images and advertising schemes, a new discipline is emerging.

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I’ve become one of those studio owners, common by now, who has decided to close up shop. In a very few days, I’ll be teaching my last class in a space I put countless hours and effort into creating.

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yd-shop-collage-nov16

Get ALL your shopping done today and tomorrow and you can relax the rest of the season! How so? We've got gift ideas for EVERY yogi and yogadork on your list. To make it sweeter we've got FREE SHIPPING through 11/29! Tanks, Tees, Sweatshirts, Mugs & Stickers available. Use these links below for your free shipping [...]

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Several months ago, I had to get a sub for a level 1 class. In the yoga world, level 1 often means different things to different teachers. This particular class is labeled “fundamentals/level 1.” People show up to this class having never taken a yoga class.

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kaepernick-yoga

It's already been hard to talk about the results of the election with our children. Now, with white supremacists at the helm, civil rights are in a bad way. As parents, we're wondering: where can we look for progressive activist role models for our children?

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Is it possible for companies like Yoga Journal to be body positive when they are built on a for-profit corporate model with a legal obligation to sell yoga, often as an elite luxury good?

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