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period-yoga

So is period yoga safe or what? And, more specifically, are inversions cool to do when you're menstruating? We're all adults here. We know how periods work, but in case you need a refresher, every month(ish) the uterus sheds its lining and women deal with bleeding, possible cramping, mood changes and cumbersome hygiene products because [...]

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star-wars-r2d2-yoga-pants

We've seen some wild yoga pants styles out there lately so this Star Wars-inspired R2D2 pair is hardly a surprise. Available on ThinkGeek for $40 you, too, can be the bleepity bloopy-iest nerd in the whole studio! Maybe you can finally convince them they need to add Star Wars Yoga to the regular schedule. These [...]

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robin-williams-spark

We just heard about the death of Oscar-winning comedian Robin Williams and just can't believe it. He was 63, and died earlier today of an apparent suicide, according to reports. It's very sad and shocking news for most of us who knew Williams as the super exuberant and hilariously funny actor who never failed to [...]

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yj-new-site-blog

It seems Yoga Journal has been going through a rather interesting transformation lately. Ever since the new Editor-in-Chief, Carin Gorrell, stepped in from SELF Magazine to take over for Kaitlin Quistgaard last fall, there have been big changes at the bendy lady. For one, they recently moved their longstanding offices from the yoga-friendly hippie town of [...]

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chip-wilson-apology

Well he's not totally out and he's not buying the whole company back, instead Chip Wilson is selling 50 percent of his 27 percent stake in Lululemon to a private equity firm for a sweet $845 million. We're thinking that's at least a few pairs of yoga pants, a new publicity coach to prevent further snafus [...]

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avocado-yoga

If there's one thing we like almost as much as animals doing yoga it's food doing yoga. What's cuter than broccoli in tree pose? Avocado, lemon ask the vinyasa-ing strawberries. Heh. Artist Marta Prior uses watercolor and sketches to bring this adorable produce to life through yoga poses. And we can't resist the cuteness!   [...]

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aflac-duck-does-yoga

There may already be a duck pose in yoga, but that won't stop a major insurance company from co-opting it for their latest ad campaign. It's Aflac's new "Duck Does Yoga" commercial, and debuted its little duckie tail feathers on the yoga mat, and television screen, just recently on August 5th. Apparently, the duck is still [...]

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yoga-art-of-transformation-podcast

Haven't made it to see Yoga: The Art of Transformation? After NYC and San Francisco, the exhibit is now at its third and final venue, the Cleveland Museum of Art. Whether you've had the pleasure of visiting or not, curators of the Smithsonian have put in some effort so we can experience the historical retrospective from [...]

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neckpain

Perhaps the most questionable convention in yoga practice is the assertion that headstand and shoulderstand are the “king and queen of asana.” Deeply rooted in classical traditions and adopted by modern hybrids, the emphasis on these poses is an example of a broader disconnect between ideals and actualities.

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Concept image of Future Past & Present on a signpost against the sky.

One chilly February day in 1997, I was rushing to a meeting with the founder of the soon-to-be-opened Cancer Wellness House. About three blocks from my appointment, I was happy to be greeted by a green light at a major intersection. As I entered the intersection, BAM!

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