November 13, 2017 Bikram Choudhury files for bankruptcy—a slick move in a sleazy situation. Have we reached a day of reckoning? Recent allegations against Hollywood big shots and political figures might suggest that. But the series of sexual misconduct outings and subsequent social media backlashes do not equal justice. And apparently, in the case of [...]
We often hear from yogsters how difficult it can be to bring their yoga off the mat. When we’re in our practice on the mat, we’re more likely to tune in, to remind ourselves to release, to watch our breath, to let go of judgements. Then, we step off…and are confronted by the stresses and [...]
We can not escape Goat Yoga. We shall never escape GOAT YOGA! Here’s Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley enjoying the trendiest yoga style ever known to the mat. The duo hosted the Country Music Awards for the 10th time on Wednesday night and answered a viewer’s question about how they get ready for their duties. [...]
“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine,” says a song performed by the band R.E.M. Recently, America has been hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which collectively smashed substantial segments of Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Wildfires are still rampaging in California. The world we know is unraveling at a very rapid pace.
We’ve been hearing more and more about the positive effects of yoga and meditation classes offered in jails and prisons, but it’s hard to know what they’re really like without actually being there. Chicago-based yoga teacher, Kate Rice, teaches at Cook County Jail and shares with us what her experience has been like bringing the [...]
That time yoga became a marketing stunt for everyone’s favorite Hootie-turned-honky tonk. That is, of course, Darius Rucker, formerly of Hootie and the Blowfish getting creative to promote his new country music album. As a 90s rocker trying to stay relevant, Darius Rucker donned his best “try anything once” cap and unrolled his yoga mat [...]
I don’t know a single woman who’s never been sexually harassed, or worse. “Me too,” of course. Duh.
It is a part of growing up female.
You learn to clench your jaw and walk faster and stare straight ahead and just get away as quickly as you can, before the cat-caller or the construction worker or the guy following you can catch up.
As many of you have undoubtedly heard, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used yogic alternate nostril breathing to help get over her electoral defeat. She’s been singing the praises of the ancient pranayama technique in her bestseller What Happened as well as on CNN.
When I was young, my mother always told my sister and I, “stand up straight,” or “keep your back upright when you are walking!” Growing up, keeping our backs straight was standard protocol in my household. When I used to walk to school, my mother would always be watching me from her window, so I worked very hard to walk “properly” in order to please her.