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Via NowThis: Here’s why first responders are turning to yoga to improve their performance on the job. Yoga for First Responders (YFFR) was created by Olivia Kvitne, a yoga instructor and published journalist who first offered trauma­sensitive yoga and resiliency training to the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department after having worked [...]

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“Here’s what the fu*k we should all be vibrating through our beings: reality—the reality that our existence on this blue-green marble is a complex one, and the fact that we’d all benefit from bringing our whole entire selves to the mat. The light and the dark. Tracey made this possible for me by just existing. [...]

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“The post on Meetup seemed destined for an uproar: a “White Women Yoga Meetup” that promised “to allow space for White women to gather in the name of yoga, surrounded by the supportive community of White people, White yoga instructors, and all around safe White spaces.” And indeed, local criminal profiler Pat Brown was courting [...]

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Welcome to Poga with Sam Neill. Sam Neill, the actor perhaps best known for his tireless tussles with dinosaurs in Jurassic Park is actually more of a peaceful piggy person. And we love it. Neill posted on Twitter: “So The Pig and I do our stretching routine together these mornings; we take turns while the [...]

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My memories of Geeta Iyengar go back to the 1970s in Pune, before most of today’s practicing yogis were born, and certainly before yoga became mainstream.

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UPDATE: The two people who were killed in the shooting are 21-year-old Maura Binkley and 61-year-old Nancy Van Vessem, students of Hot Yoga Tallahassee. (Please see report below.) Devastating. This is not the news we want to report. It’s horrifying and heartbreaking, but it’s real and we can’t pretend it didn’t happen. Or isn’t happening. [...]

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Yesterday I had a conversation with J. Brown.

He asked how I was and I paused. I’m not sure he caught this. It was slight, so there’s no reason why he should have. Maybe I imagined it. Maybe there are always pauses, yawnings open, cliffs in the act of conversation.

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I recently attended one of Yoga Alliance’s listening tour events. It was a small gathering, with sixteen or twenty people in the room. I nodded to one of my own students as I walked in and thought it interesting that she was there. She had brought another teacher with her, who later said our mutual student seemed to know more about Yoga Alliance than she did. I thought this was interesting, too; we yoga teachers, as a group, don’t tend to know what our wider group is up to.

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And now for a bit of much needed levity. Has it really been three whole years since season one of “Om City”? And with the hundreds (feels like millions) of new streaming series is it really true there aren’t any shows revolving around yoga? Fear not. Your wishes, whether realized or not, have been granted. [...]

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