And now everything you see on Instagram is yoga! Case in point: here are the adorbs newlywed Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo enjoying some newlywed shenanigans or whatever the kids do these days. Though no yoga is mentioned by photo poster Prinsloo who shared the pic on her Instagram, US Weekly picked it up with the headline, "Adam [...]
Breaking: Kausthub Desikachar ‘Sincerely Sorry’, Finds ‘Legal Closure’ in New Letter Addressing Sexual Abuse Allegations
Just over two years ago, well-known yoga teacher and spiritual leader Kausthub Desikachar (son of T.K.V. Desikachar, grandson of Sri T. Krishnamacharya) was accused by several students of sexual, mental and emotional abuse. What unfolded afterwards was a spiral of sad details, new questions about the power play between teacher-student relationships and what would happen next. What we do [...]
We at YD have a sweet spot for useful things (and maybe a special place in our hearts for skeptics) which is why we love this meditation infographic. The Skeptic's Guide to Meditation is super duper useful, educational and chock full of myth-busting info that we think you'll love it, too. Created by Happify, a sort [...]
Yoga truly is for everyone. Yoga for Warriors by Beryl Bender Birch is a book written specifically for veterans and military service men and women, a population not often considered as "typical" yoga students. Which is why we're so delighted to be offering this book as a giveaway to you fine folks. Though we've seen how [...]
Pets, they're just like us! They like to practice yoga, too. Er...or maybe just snuggle and nuzzle and adorably interrupt us while we're trying to practice. Inspired by this pets interrupting yoga video and this kitty who is not into her human friend's yoga selfie, here are some fun instagram photos of, well, pets and [...]
James Spader, a yoga teacher? Well, he gave it his best shot. When the "Blacklist" actor was just a young buck trying to make it in the big city he took a job as a hack yoga instructor to make some extra dough. But he pretty much knew absolutely nothing about yoga. As he told [...]
In the new connection economy, community is an invaluable asset. When people identify with a particular set of motivating ideas, those inclinations can easily be targeted to encourage behavior with either honest or nefarious intent. Too often, calls to rally the “yoga community” fail because they inadvertently become veiled attempts to follow a model of coercion rather than camaraderie.
There was once a time when Lindsay Lohan was rumored to become a yoga teacher. Alas, this turned out to be false...or did it? For those familiar with Ms. Lohan and her troubles with the law, drugs, alcohol, addiction, not showing up for acting gigs and being an all-around living (almost) worst case scenario for [...]
Book Review: ‘Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind’ by Beryl Bender Birch
A yoga teacher and practitioner for over 40 years, Beryl Bender Birch is no stranger to writing books. Her works, Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga and Boomer Yoga, are considered essential on many yogi bookshelves. Her latest book, Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind is a guide to the therapeutic and healing practices of yoga for those in the military, home from combat, veterans or anyone suffering from trauma.
I found my first grey hair when I was 22. It wasn’t completely shocking. My mother’s hair was “brindled” grey-black for as long as I could remember before it transitioned to luminous white.
I never thought seriously about dyeing it. I knew it was an option, of course. Many of my friends were coloring their hair by their mid-30s. I just didn’t want to put chemicals on my head and couldn’t think of reasons to do it that outweighed the reasons not to.