Yoga Controversy

In this section we explore more heated topics related to yoga including Bikram’s denied copyright, religion and yoga, ganja yoga, yoga franchising, and more.


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→

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→

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

When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika


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