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a brief history of international yoga day

a brief history of international yoga day

I started researching this post fully intending on taking down International Yoga Day. Even though I really didn’t know what it was all about. I didn’t pay much attention to it when it was announced at the end of 2014 and started rolling in June 2015, but I do recall the controversy and overt nationalism.Read more

NYT yoga backlash: responses from the blogosphere

The yoga community is still experiencing the fall-out from last week’s NYT Magazine article, “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.” The article has gone far and wide, with varied responses from yoga practitioners and yoga haters. Here’s a breakdown of some of the more interesting responses, both positive and negative (YogaDork has also provided some responses from the community – and gets bonus points for the brilliant blog post title that summarizes my general feelings about the NYT’s yoga coverage: “Is The New York Times Wrecking Yoga?”).… Read more

jules mitchell: the structure & function of yoga (interview)

Jules Mitchell in action - photo by Paul R. Giunta

Jules Mitchell has a no-nonsense, pragmatic and investigative approach to yoga. The Yaapana Yoga mentor has a background in engineering and mathematics, and she’s currently working on a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, with a focus on yoga and injuries. … Read more