Sadly, Kali Barbie will not be seeing the light of day, or exhibit hall. Remember? The blue plastic doll fashioned as Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction, including a severed head, which we were all a little unsure about? It’s part of the “Barbie, the Plastic Religion” series by Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and [...]
In an effort to remove all obstacles to create a Hindu deity-free marketplace, Amazon is the next to pull Ganesha clothing off its virtual shelves. This time the culprit resides in the print of yoga pants, and the instigator of the complaint, none other than Rajan Zed, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, [...]
It seems not everyone is pleased about your stinky toes rolling over Ganesha to Down Dog. This yoga beef time pits the very vocal president of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed vs. Santa Monica based personalized mat biz Yogamatic. Zed wrote a letter to the mat company Jan. 27 declaring the use of Lord Ganesha’s image on a yoga mat to be “inappropriate” asking for immediate recall, and comparing it to a mat with the image of Jesus Christ.
Celebs Sing for Yoga Revolution, CD Series Feat. Sting, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan & More
Look everyone, celebs! Recording music for yoga! A new cd series volume 1 is about to drop, and profits will go towards supporting yoga and fitness programs for underserved youth. It’s The Yoga Revolution! And who are these charitable (superstar) citizens contributing their gift of music? Why none other than the peace-loving likes of Sheryl [...]
The Yoganator and Homeless Yoga: New Film Mockumentaries Funny or Offensive?
Is it the full moon or what? All the kooky yoga videos are coming out of the woodwork! It’s not an oddball ad for Scrabble, but it certainly rates high on what- in-the-what scale. Meet The Yoganator! A high-prana’ed foul-mouthed yogi teacher with conviction, and satire. We’ve seen mocking tongue-in-cheek vids from the likes of [...]
‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Controversy: India’s Watchful Eye on Accuracy, Julia’s Scrubbing Skills
Ahoy! More controversy surrounding ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ film! OK there wasn’t really much controversy before per se, unless you want to count the crime of we yogadorks not making it down to the east village to gawk at moviestars. (thank goodness there are pics). So what’s the problem? It all comes down to the Ashram, [...]
Uht oh, we smell trouble. Some of you may recall the sleaziest, and let’s face it, one of the dimmest of yogs we’ve seen, Mr. Ogden: the Inappropriate Yoga Guy. He was an internet sensation on the youtube, and Yoga Journal snapped him up to be “guest editor” in their humorous online video series, which [...]