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Speaking of yoga and football. Keith Mitchell, NFL linebacker-turned-yoga teacher is a prime example of an inspiring transition, and transformation, like whoa. In the late 90s, Keith Mitchell became a promising NFL defensive linebacker playing for the New Orleans Saints, the Houston Texans, and finally the Jacksonville Jaguars, where his career ended abruptly at age 31. [...]

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Yoga Room at San Francisco Airport

Here we are. It’s YD LOTW! Our semi-regular weekly post sharing all the linkies we might have missed or didn’t post about but are worth a mention. Check in every Friday for your weekly catch up. Sign up here for our weekly newsletter bringing you all the yogadorkiness straight to your inbox. The yoga silver bullet. In [...]

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brain-scan-MRI

Grey or gray matter. However you spell it, if you meditate, oh, it's a-changin'. And that's what a team of Harvard researchers is telling us. The most astounding part? Our brain's gray matter can change in shape and size (for the better, mind you) in just eight weeks of practicing meditation. Signs of improvement showed [...]

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super-yoga-bowl-xlix

Last time we checked in with the Seattle Seahawks they were making history winning Super Bowl XLVII. Before that they were talking about changing the future of football with yoga and meditation, again, making history, albeit of a different kind. Could it be true? Can Seattle pull off another victory for the second year in [...]

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Robbie-Ross-pitch-yoga

From Texas Rangers to Boston Red Sox, Robbie Ross the 25-year-old left-handed pitcher got the news he was traded to another team right in the middle of yoga class. Did you catch that? (pun intended) Two things: Firstly, Robbie Ross is a young pitcher who enjoys the benefits of yoga which is super cool. Secondly, he [...]

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dog-yoga-ITV

Ah, dogs, the REAL yoga masters. It would only be their wise and woofy ways to make us humans think we're actually teaching them yoga, then when it's the perfect timing, pow! they expose us as fools and hump each other live on TV. Woofsy daisy! Let's suspend rational thinking for a moment and let [...]

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colorado-yoga-regulation-petition

Colorado yoga studios are feeling major heat from the state which is suddenly cracking down an old law requiring studio owners to pay certification fees for yoga teacher training. The real bone of contention lies in whether or not yoga teacher training can be defined as preparing students for "gainful employment." Now that's a loaded [...]

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lady-gaga-underwear-yoga-2015

When Lady Gaga gets practically naked, the world takes notice. WE take notice when it has something to do with yoga (of which she is a long-time fan and practitioner). Lady Gaga's love for yoga is well-documented, as is her liberal use of interesting clothing, or lack thereof, when getting on the mat. But her [...]

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yogadorkasana-bella-athletic-gray

We said Limited Edition and we meant it. On February 1 we will be retiring our 'Dorkasana' tees, which means we'll be putting in the last print-to-order batch (thanks everyone for your patience!) and the shirts will no longer be available for sale -- except for maybe a couple stragglers if we can print a few [...]

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busy-yoga-todd-wolfenberg

This post is part of our YogaDork State of the Union series sharing reflections on 2014 and holding intentions and predictions for 2015. by Todd Wolfenberg Yoga seems to be evolving at an unprecedented pace. Patents, commercialization, yoga competitions, cannabis yoga classes, $108 yoga pants, body image issues—it all makes you wonder if things are headed in [...]

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gandhi-yoga-video

And then there was that time College Humor made a video about "Gandhi" doing yoga, not decades ago, but NOW, as in a modern day yoga class. And man, OH, man, is it one zinger after another aimed directly at western yoga culture not having one single Krishna-loving clue. There's Coldplay, juice fasting, certified (certified) [...]

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meditation-brain-science-brain-workout

This is just about the coolest, yogadorkiest meditation video we've had the pleasure of discovering on the interwebs. Sure, meditation helps us relax, focus, and feel good, but did you know about all the fascinating science stuff? In just 3 minutes there are more juicy science-y tidbits in this cute video than you could possibly remember [...]

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jillian-pransky-retreat-deal

Take some time for yourself this winter and enjoy an all-inclusive getaway to Costa Rica with YogaWorks director of Restorative Therapeutics, Jillian Pransky, MARCH 7-14, 2015. Pravassa Wellness Travel is offering friends of YogaDork a $200 savings to join in. Watch the sun set over the ocean and enjoy nightly beach bonfires. Experience a traditional [...]

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LSO St Luke's - London Symphony Orchestra where Lost in Thought will be performed | via www.sophiemutevelian.com

Silent music to your ears? The Gods of yoga and opera have joined together for a match made in “an inner journey of mindfulness, with periods of meditation, rest, communal eating and a gentle yoga session” heaven. As part of the four-hour long performance (note: that's really long, even for an opera) audience members will be [...]

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