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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

Sophie Gregoire giving a presentation in 2013. | phot credit: Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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.) [...]

Hillary Clinton | photo credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Longer than any yoga marathon, the Benghazi hearings were a test of extreme endurance and a measure of patience. And also, insanity. Though maybe you've felt like you've held a yoga pose for 11 hours, we're pretty sure being in the position of scrutiny for that long would be a tough feat for anyone. Apparently, [...]

John Boehner employing his finger and face yoga. | photo credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Boehner known for his orange aura and solid grimace skills, and also for being the speaker of the House, announced his surprise retirement on Friday. But that wasn't the biggest news, because he also announced that he's...a yogi. When pressed about his "rumored" yoga fandom, Boehner did not flinch. Oh no, the government, er [...]

Veteran yoga class at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. | image credit: Don Bartletti/LA Times

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is upset about the government practicing yoga. According to the Kentucky Senator's Waste Report, which is intended to highlight examples of wasteful spending by the U.S. government, yoga has been a egregious leach of taxpayers' money with the Department of State, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and [...]

A police officer stands in front of paintings by Russian artist Georgy Litichevsky entited "Police Practice Yoga", exhibited during a Labour Day rally by the Solidarity opposition movement in Moscow May 1, 2009. image credit: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Ugh. The inalienable right to practice yoga is not felt internationally, apparently. Russian officials have hopped on the anti-yoga train claiming the practice is "inextricably" linked to religion (aka Hinduism) and could “spread new religious cults and movements.” Via Time: According to the Moscow Times, which cited a report in the Russian Kommersant daily, the owners of two of the [...]