While organizers are actively working to get yoga into the Olympic Summer Games, we thought, why wait? So we decided to not just add yoga as an individual sport, but mash it up with the current roster of Winter Olympic sports to make these yoga-fied versions soon-to-be winter weather favorites.
It’s not a Bikram Yoga Competition, organizers insist, but it looks an awful lot like a Bikram Yoga Competition. It’s the Yoga Asana Championships and they’re coming to New York this weekend (as well as Colorado and Nevada. Arizona had theirs this past weekend. Minnesota will be later this month. The national championship will come in March). [...]
Rajashree Choudhury on Championing Yoga Asana as Competitive Sport – Watch the National Asana Championship Livestream
Yoga Asana Championship. Three little words that will ruffle many a yogi’s crow pose. For all intents and purposes we’re glad Rajashree Choudhury wrote this piece to try to clear up a few things around competitive yoga, because we’ll be darned if we ever quite get it. As the wife of controversial and real life yoga [...]
Pole dancing and Yoga in the Olympics? We had this conversation (and YD poll, appropriately) back in 2010. It didn’t happen for 2012, but the crusaders are still afoot.
Deron Williams Tweets Pic of Coach K’s Olympic Yoga
Twitter is playing an exciting role in this year’s Olympics, and the US basketball team is taking full advantage of the social media platform.
Bikram Preps Yoga for Olympics, Poses New Meaning of “Competition” with Asana Championships
Yoga competitions. Oxymoron? Many believe so, while others make it a point to bring their yoga on stage to compete on a regular basis. Bikram of course, being the prominent style in the US to host yoga competitions, has the hopes and the chutzpah to bring yoga to the ultimate global competition, the Olympics.
Bikram’s Yoga Asana Championships are really picking up steam – we may even see it (competitive yoga) in the Olympics! Of course, lotsa yogadorks are wondering if this is a serious push and just how close they are to persuading the International Olympic Committee to come to the sweaty side.
Speaking of Yog-Olympians… Today more buzzworthy mutterings of yoga headed to London 2012! Bikram and Co have been working tirelessly for the past few years, forging their hot yoga torch in hopes of making asana a sport in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, but will they succeed? We pointed out how what a crrrazy coincidence [...]
Huge Congrats to figure skater and yogi superstar Evan Lysacek for winning Gold! Last night the tanned, talented and hunky descendant of the Presley family (our impression), won himself a gold medal in men’s figure skating. Lysacek is the first American to win the title since Brian Boitano in 1988. Go USA! (Plushenko was NOT [...]