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Like many women who are “blessed” with a very large bustline, I developed early, which is exactly when my bad posture habits began. When you’re still a kid, you’re not all about drawing attention to your body. So I covered up with large clothes, slouched to hide myself as best I could, and avoided activities that involved jumping around. I really avoided physical activities in general until I was in my 20s.

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jbrown-abhyasa-closing

It’s official. I will be closing my yoga center down at the end of this year. The hipster pond that I once helped homestead a decade ago has come to a boil quicker than I could have foreseen, and the only sensible thing to do is come up with an exit plan. Contrary to the common meme though, I don’t think the ‘studio model’ is disappearing.

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Not an actual representation of parrot yoga.

You may have noticed that Goat Yoga is now completely out of control. And by this we mean Goat Yoga is practically everywhere (check your local farm). But that shouldn't be too surprising since yoga with [enter a type of animal] has become the latest craze since Doga was the cat's meow. Oh, yoga with [...]

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Finlay-Wilson-kilted-yoga

This is not OK. Remember that captivating video that went viral? We loved it, and we're pretty sure most of the internet did, too—with its 50 million+ views. But since the video went viral, the yogi behind it says he's received some seriously terrible threats. Yogi Finlay Wilson says he received a handwritten letter left on [...]

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bikram-real-sports

That Bikram Choudhury episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the one where he calls his alleged victims of sexual assault liars and "trash," claims 5000 women a day want to sleep with him and that his sperm is worth a million dollars, and proceeds to have an R-rated meltdown on camera, is nominated for [...]

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subway-yoga

When we develop mindfulness practices and allot chunks of our days to them, we are quite careful about what they entail—we sit properly for meditation with alignment to support the spine, in yoga practice we move with grace and alertness toward the precise placement of our limbs, we allow sensation to teach us strength and connectedness with our full bodies and then...we step off the mat and into our world.

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living-mala-book

Luck is a lady...times two! Or maybe that's 108. We're especially excited for this giveaway 1) because the book is co-written by two fabulous longtime pals of YD and 2) we really love it! The Living Mala by Nancy Alder and Elizabeth Vartanian is just what the title suggests: a way to bring our intentions [...]

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moisture-wicking-yoga-pants

So you can file this one under "No Good News." When you think of ahimsa—non-harming—it's not usually your yoga pants you're worried about. But now a new study is telling us that our cozy stretch pants are actually doing more harm to the planet than good. The problem? Microscopic plastics that shed from your yoga [...]

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Sarah Baughn

When a yoga behemoth reaches peak scandal status. The Bikram Choudhury Saga (short for the multiple rape and sexual harassment lawsuits and the subsequent downfall of The Don of yoga), is getting the true crime treatment courtesy of ID (aka Investigation Discovery)'s Vanity Fair Confidential. The episode, “Bikram Feels the Heat,” premiering this coming Monday, March [...]

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