Sep 28, 2011

the yogasm: yoga’s “best kept secret?”

What keeps you coming back to yoga? This Daily Beast article suggests that it might be more than relaxation and health. It might just be the promise of the yogasm. And apparently, yogasms are on the rise. Or at least people are starting to talk about them....

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Jul 30, 2010

in summary: the john friend/NYT fiasco

This week, the yoga universe was ablaze with talk about last week’s NY Times article about John Friend. Unless you were living in a cave, meditating on a mountain top or camping in the bush, you’ve most likely heard and read about it. But the...

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May 5, 2010

yoga: out of control or what?

Oooh, I love it when Gawker turns it’s sharp sarcastic lens on yoga culture. Yesterday, Gawker posed the question (and then answered it), “Is yoga out of control?” They offered plenty of examples of this out-of-controlness: Laughter yoga....

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Feb 24, 2010

vancouver 2010 olympics: do yoga, hook up!

So y’all might have noticed that I’ve been avoiding any mention of the Olympics. First of all, I just can’t keep up with all the athletes who do yoga as part of their training routines (and YogaDork is doing a great job of covering that...

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Feb 22, 2010

“yoga centered” short films spark mild controversy

Somehow I’ve ended up on Rajan Zed‘s mailing list (the Hindu statesman is infamous for criticizing American cultural representations of Eastern spirituality, including The Love Guru and Ogden: the Inappropriate Yoga Guy). Most of his press...

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