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.
We're loving this new "Posers" episode about yoga class love connections. Vibing, vocalizing and hugging heart chakras. Oh boy. If you've been enjoying this hilarious web series as much as we have you won't want to miss the latest episodes. They're funny, cheeky, endearing and chock full of lol-able one-liners, and we rarely lol at [...]
A new film, AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, following the life and impact of Paramahansa Yogananda will be hitting the theaters this October. Known as a spiritual figure, Yogananda is credited for introducing millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga in the 1920s and 30s and beyond.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the world to adopt International Yoga Day. On Saturday, September 27th, Modi spoke before the U.N. General Assembly on matters related to terrorism, climate change, and the need for all of us to come together for a united day of yoga. Via Reuters: In his first address to the [...]
Reebok's new ad wants us to get rough with yoga. Because "easy does it" is for weak people who don't know what experiencing real life is like, apparently. "There are two ways to do things in life; the easy way or the hard way," so goes the tagline. "Reebok Yoga Collection challenges you to take [...]
Because if there's ONE thing yoga needs more of it's reality television. Random awkward yoga on MTV's Dating Naked and with the Kardashians just doesn't count. We need a whole reality TV show revolving around yoga because, we don't know, it just doesn't feel REAL enough until it's on TV. Snarkypants aside, we're not joking. [...]
More on that video of a woman doing yoga on what appears to be a ledge of a building too many stories up to think about (it's actually 25). If you've had mixed feelings about this, you're not alone. Today.com asks "Stunning or dangerous stunt?" and shares quotes from the daredevil, Rachele Brooke Smith, herself. "I [...]