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Ronnie Arond, the Gracie Allen of Yoga | photo: Celeste Sloman for The New York Times

If you're having a bad day, read this. Or maybe you just need a good chuckle. Honestly, we don't know how anyone lives their days without humor, but we do know that not everyone inserts humor into their yoga classes. This is not Ronnie Arond. In fact, she insists on making you smile. “If I [...]

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thinking monkey

Two to three poses later my intention flies out of the window faster than a bird spooked by my cat. This was my experience with creating mantras and setting intentions in the past. It’s no wonder I never dove in and really used them to my benefit. They were fleeting.

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bearteachesyogablog3

I have been teaching yoga for almost seven years now, and in that time, I’ve been lucky to be able to offer all of my public classes on a sliding scale. Sliding scale is a means of making yoga more affordable, by making it cheaper for those who need it to be, while those who can afford to pay more do so, with the folks at the top of the scale subsidizing the folks at the bottom.

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Bey-asana Goddess Pose via Nosie Yoga

When getting in formation means getting into goddess pose. Er, surfbort? Eep. Are you keeping up with these yoga trends? Hip hop yoga keeps blowing up and now we're seeing specially themed (and semi-cleverly named) yoga classes appealing to an even wider range of yogsters. Enter...Bey-Asana. The brainchild of Houston-based couple Susie Edebor and her husband, Nosa (aka [...]

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eleni-derke-yoga-judge

Maybe non-judgement is a tough one for her job, but she makes up for it on her mat. Every last Friday of the month, a Florida judge drops the robe and gavel to lead a free and public yoga class on the lawn right outside the courthouse. Duval County Court Judge Eleni Derke started yoga a few years [...]

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white-house-easter-yoga-2014-baby

Apparently, there is no room for yoga in Trump's America, or at least in his Easter Egg Roll. For the past eight years yoga in the Yoga Garden was an Easter tradition under the Obama administration. But that's all gone, now. This year's festivities were reportedly thrown together haphazardly and last minute, which sounds about [...]

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Ace Hood and Shelah Marie meditating together.

Hip hop is not known for its yoga (though, yoga is getting known for its hip hop, isn't it?). We don't expect yoga rap to be the next hit style sweeping the charts, but you just never know. (Sorry, MC Yogi doesn't count.) Anyway, whether or not yoga seeps into the music, we're hearing more about its [...]

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reclined-cobblers-ytu

Like many women who are “blessed” with a very large bustline, I developed early, which is exactly when my bad posture habits began. When you’re still a kid, you’re not all about drawing attention to your body. So I covered up with large clothes, slouched to hide myself as best I could, and avoided activities that involved jumping around. I really avoided physical activities in general until I was in my 20s.

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jbrown-abhyasa-closing

It’s official. I will be closing my yoga center down at the end of this year. The hipster pond that I once helped homestead a decade ago has come to a boil quicker than I could have foreseen, and the only sensible thing to do is come up with an exit plan. Contrary to the common meme though, I don’t think the ‘studio model’ is disappearing.

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