The Inevitable: Yoga Teacher Barbie

Barbie dolls: maligned for their tyranny of impossible proportions, yet beloved by many, these ubiquitous icons of American culture have reflected the popular Zeitgeist for decades. When first created, the… Read More→

Has Yoga "Lost Its Soul?"

A recent op ed in Forbes Magazine gives voice to several differing perspectives on the topic of the evolving “soul” of western yoga. Centered in an ideologically diverse culture that… Read More→

Yoga and Fashion: Common Ground?

A recent article by yoga instructor and fashionista Meghan Blalock sets out to establish the “shared truths of fashion and yoga.” She argues that “contrary to appearances, the two enterprises… Read More→

It’s Getting Hot In Here

If there were a metaphor for the driven, hectic pace of urban life in the twentieth-century it well may be heat, produced by the friction of ever-increasing intensity, mounting to-do… Read More→

NYC To Tax Yoga Studios?

New York yoga studios breathed a collective sigh of relief in 2010 when the “Yoga Bill” was passed, which exempts yoga (including teacher training programs) and martial arts studios from… Read More→

Yoga’s Origins: Broadsided

Sex and Yoga: According to NY Times journalist William Broad, the two terms are interchangeable. In a poorly-researched article masquerading as science journalism, the writer claims the origins of hatha… 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

The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realisation of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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