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Once upon a time, a woman climbed onto the middle of train tracks for a totally epic yoga photo. Eat your heart out, Instagram yogis! Yes, it was extremely dangerous. Yes, thankfully the woman is OK. And yes, she was tracked down by the police and arrested. The overzealous Instagrammer, identified as 26-year-old Holly Bentley of [...]


Lululemon's trigger happy loose cannon of a founder Chip Wilson is at it again. This time, though, he is full of regrets. Because for all of the insanity and cult-ure thrust upon us since the dawn of luon, it was the ex-lulu CEO's comments about women's bodies not being right for his idealistic image of [...]

Christina Aguilera's 2012 "Lotus"

Xtinasana? Christina Aguilera is diving so deep into her yoga practice, she's cited it as an influence for her next album. But it's less about the poses and the "workouts" celebriyogis are often featured doing in magazines. It's about "feeling more one with the Earth and everyone being connected" which we' will soon hear about [...]

Bikram's non-copyrightable 26 pose sequence | image via http://www.bikramyogafleet.co.uk/

Remember when Bikram tried to copyright his yoga sequence of 26 poses? It didn't work. It didn't end there and it's not that simple. But there is good news. The latest update to the saga is that today, October 8th, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California sided with the previous ruling that Bikram [...]


A message from YD Founder and head yogadork Jennilyn Carson... I thought about writing out a longwinded post about the past 7 years, a manifesto of sorts filled with flowery language, deeply layered meanings, reflective analyses and sobering predictions. But then I thought, yeah, nah, that's not me. That's not this site. Instead, you'll just get [...]


Celebrity foodie Nigella Lawson is joining the slow yoga revolution. We've heard of the slow food movement, but food experts joining slow yoga is a whole new twist on the familiar recipe. Lawson talks about her newfound yoga practice in the November issue of Good Housekeeping (UK). Her recent weight increase and subsequent weight loss [...]


by J. Brown Once heralded and esteemed, yoga conferences have lost much of their appeal as livelier yoga festivals have come into emergence and birthed new forms of yoga events. Large-scale gatherings and demonstrations, happening under the auspices of group yoga practice, are setting new precedents and are emblematic of ever expanding roles yoga is [...]


If you're a desk dweller, the end is nigh! We've heard that a lot, the bad things that can happen from sitting for too long. It's true, we as modern people just don't get up and MOVE enough. Some people swear by standing desks, which are a great alternative to get you on your feet, [...]

At-home practice. | image via yoogaia facebook

If you're streaming pre-recorded yoga classes online, apparently you're doing it all wrong. Now technology allows for yoga teachers to give live, personal instructions from virtually anywhere in the world. We wrote about the Finland-based company Yoogaia last year. At that point, they were riding high on a wave of crowdfunded bliss after raising 192,172 euro [...]

John Boehner employing his finger and face yoga. | photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Boehner known for his orange aura and solid grimace skills, and also for being the speaker of the House, announced his surprise retirement on Friday. But that wasn't the biggest news, because he also announced that he's...a yogi. When pressed about his "rumored" yoga fandom, Boehner did not flinch. Oh no, the government, er [...]


It's been a while since we heard anything about the Bikram rape cases. If you're just tuning in, six women have filed lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury, and by extension Bikram’s Yoga College of India, claiming a range of sexual assault and gender violence offenses, among others. Here are a few links to catch up: Bikram [...]


All together now... Awwwwwmmmmm... This kitty cat yoga class thing has got some claws! And we have to say, the adorableness does not get old. Vancouver is the latest city to embrace the furry feline-asana with a kitty class to raise awareness and funds for a local shelter. The Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (or [...]


by Jillian Pransky Autumn is a time of transformation in the environment. And nature outside always affects our nature inside us. As the trees go back into their roots, we are also afforded the opportunity to draw in, retreat, reflect and reconnect. In fact, many spiritual traditions use this season to reflect on behavior and [...]


Are you competitive in yoga class? Maybe not on purpose? Or maybe it's a internal competitiveness either for a personal goal....or maybe you're feeling just a bit self-judgmental. (Did we make up a new term?) Essentially, we're a pretty competitive society (hello, capitalism!) - it often helps us understand progress and encourages us to reach [...]