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Yogis getting political. It’s a little uncomfortable. Like the first time you wear a thong. It’s awkward but you know it’s meant to be there for good. It’s only trying to help. Needless to say, this election season has stirred up quite a frenzy, and we mean that as good and bad. But the overall [...]

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In 1992, George H.W. Bush committed what was considered a fatal error during a debate with Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. As an audience member asked him a question, he glanced at his watch. The gesture was seen as rude and inexcusable, one more indication that this president, born into wealth, was out of touch and uninterested in the rest of us.

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When circumstances, ruled by forces beyond the will of one individual, overshadow our personal experience of life, unconscious resentment and fear run deep. The coercive fuel of capitalism has conditioned and resigned us to manipulation that both obfuscates truth and reveals the inhumanity of entrenched power. Despite hopelessness, perhaps a kernel of our sacrificed fortitude and imagination can be redeemed.

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As if you weren’t already crushing on Canada’s near-perfect Prime minister, this photo of Justin Trudeau practicing mayurasana (peacock pose) on an assembly room table, no less, is enough to give you the steams, or at least double check that your passport’s valid. Should we be surprised by this young buck’s (moose’s?) agility and skill? [...]

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I’m a yoga teacher. It’s a weird time to be a yoga teacher. Since watching that Republican debate, I can’t tell my students to breathe without feeling

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Meanwhile, in Canada, the Prime Minister practices yoga. This photo is not new, but if you’re just learning that Canada’s Prime Minister is the fresh-faced Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party, and husband to the multi-lingual, yoga teaching, women’s rights advocate Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, then now you know. And with today’s volitical (that’s violent and [...]

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Republican candidates are trying to make bank off their yoga moment — both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio immediately started selling yoga products on their official website stores to raise funds for their respective campaigns after Thursday night’s GOP debate. Because nothing says union like having a politician’s name on your yoga mat! Thursday night’s [...]

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In case you missed it, the public clusterfluffle known as a political debate turned into a yoga moment last Thursday night when GOP candidates got into yet another back and forth bicker match. It all started when Senator Ted Cruz instructed Donald Trump to “breathe, breathe,” trying to be funny, but it was Senator Marco [...]

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For when you want to terrify your friends. You can now turn yourself into a meditating Donald Trump. Thanks to the warped minds at Grokker, dropping a headshot into their TrumpMeOver machine will churn you out into a version of a Trump-asana, pumpkin bouffant and all. (Beware, it’s animated and has a life of its own.) [...]

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