When I meet someone who is new to yoga and they learn that I am a teacher, they always say the same thing: "I went to a yoga class and it was really hard." While it's encouraging that so many people are trying yoga, that their early experiences always feel like "hard work" is unfortunate. Setting this precedent becomes the basis for many of the pitfalls that betide practitioners today.
If you haven't noticed yoga has a diversity issue, you may be blissfully blind to color, or you may be white. There have been more than a few articles recently pointing out the whiteness of yoga in America as its popularity continues to expand. But despite what we see in the media, black people DO [...]
Earlier this week Yoga Alliance quietly announced in an email to its members that Richard Karpel, President of Yoga Alliance and the Yoga Alliance Registry, will be stepping down later this year. This is somewhat unnerving and unfortunate news. Some may remember Karpel joined the organization as president in 2012 and basically saved YA from [...]
Yes, it's yet another yoga web series...wait...come back! This one is pretty funny! We promise you'll get at least one satisfactory chuckle out of "Posers" written by and starring the uber exuberant Megan Gonzalez and Cait Doyle. The series follows Cait and Megan as they traverse their way through the trials and tribulations of the [...]
Here's a rare photo of Joan Rivers practicing yoga (meditation?) from Punta Mita, Mexico where she and her daughter Melissa spent time over the holidays in 2011. The mother and daughter duo shared photos on twitter and facebook of their vacation spent hanging out on the coast and apparently squeezing in a little time for yoga. We [...]
...though I'm really starting to wonder if we should even care anymore. Is this thing on? After last month's kerfluffle over Yoga Journal's body image problem, who knew they were already priming for their very own "The Body Issue"? While we only have the cover image so far, previewed via YJ's and cover model Kathryn [...]
Summer and warmer months of the year means it’s finally time to break out the flip flops! But did you know that wearing loose fitting flip type shoes that do not connect to your foot such as sandals or slides causes gripping and clenching in the muscles of the feet?
Nevermind the time-warping fact that filmmaker Kevin Smith AND perennially youthful Johnny Depp each have 15-year-old daughters, we can't get over that both of these gals will be starring in Smith's new action-adventure film "Yoga Hosers" about convenience store clerks turned yoga superheroes. A film about yoga superheroes? From Kevin Smith? Yes, you heard that [...]
Unless you're a yogi living in a cave, you've been privy to the gazillion ice bucket challenges gone viral to raise awareness and money for ALS research. Some videos have been hilarious, some have been epic fails, some have been emotionally moving, and some have even had a yoga theme. But, as a member of [...]
Here's Danny Donachie, head of medical services at Everton Football Club, an English premier league soccer team, performing his ALS ice bucket challenge...in headstand! Which is some super impressive balancing, by the way, because that's A LOT of ice water. "I dedicated the challenge to BKS Iyengar who was an inspiration to me. I never [...]