Fat Yoga is Here!

Fat Yoga class

Western yoga has a flavor for everyone, but can you truly embrace them all, or do some make you a little uneasy (naked yoga anyone)? When cultural prejudice and glam-washed… Read More→

Bikram Strikes Again

Bikram Yoga

As six former students move forward with civil lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault and rape, the embattled teacher has again broken his silence. After three years of controversy,… Read More→

Change Your Brain through Meditation

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Western medical scientific research is finding ways to prove that meditation results in physiological changes. Beyond smoothing the never-ending waves of emotion and reaction, it actually, physically, changes the structure… Read More→

YogaGlo Drops Patent for Filming Yoga Classes

YogaGlo

Last year, online yoga video publisher, YogaGlo, successfully patented their method of filming a yoga class. They subsequently went after long established educational websites—Yoga International and several others—to attempt to enforce… Read More→

Yoga, Men and Sex

man practicing yoga pose wheel

Men, drop your mantras, you’ve been found out: You’re into yoga for the sex! Well, at least that’s what some people are claiming. It seems that yoga based gender bias… Read More→

Yoga and (the Lack of) Diversity

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Although the literal translation of the word “yoga” is to join or unite, American yoga classes can be somewhat exclusive. In real life, though this homogeny often isn’t intended, it… Read More→

Creating a Safe Yoga Practice

reverse warrior yoga pose

In recent months, yoga news and journalism has focused extensively on whether or not yoga can lead to physical injuries. This passionate conversation about the safety of yoga has led… Read More→

Yoga at Work

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The trend of integrating yoga, meditation and other health promoting behaviors into the workplace has grown exponentially over the last several years. With roots in Eastern traditions, these practices are… Read More→

New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner's page

Yogic Wisdom

Whether things get better or worse depends to a considerable extent on our own actions. The recommendation of a yoga practice follows the principle that through practice we can learn to stay present in every moment, and thereby achieve much that we were previously incapable of.
- T.K.V. Desikachar
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