Pose of the Month: Hanumanasana

Many of the asanas in our repertoire have a fascinating mythology behind them.  Perhaps one of the most well known stories is the one of Hanuman, the monkey king and… Read More→

Hot Nude Yoga?

Hot Nude Yoga?

From time to time there is news in the yoga world that begs attention, and I begrudgingly submit, and formulate a response.  The new trend of “Hot Nude Yoga” which… Read More→

Yogis Helping Haiti

After a devastating natural disaster compounded an already dire situation in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, Yogis all over the country are reaching out to provide assistance.  Many are in… Read More→

Yoga Conferences Go Virtual

The desire to deepen our understanding and knowledge is a vein that runs deep in the tradition of yoga.  Students seek teachers, texts and communities that support the growing aspiration… Read More→

Pose of the Month: Kurmasana

The Bhagavad Gita, one of yoga’s most sacred texts, spends eighteen chapters exploring the path of enlightenment.  In Chapter two, verse 58, Krishna says to Arjuna, “Having drawn back all… Read More→

Yoga Teachers Fight Regulations

Yoga teachers in Virginia are fighting back against planned state regulations of Yoga schools.  Three yoga instructors filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop a state mandate which would… Read More→

November Yoga Therapy News

If your job is to research yoga in the news, you run across amazing articles about how science is again and again proving the physical, mental and emotional benefits of… Read More→

Yoga Class Tax

The possibility has been brewing for a while, and as the yoga industry continues to expand, even Uncle Sam wants a cut.  In Missouri, yoga studios are now required to… Read More→

No Private Lessons for Madonna

Celebrity yogi and creator of the Bikram Yoga style, Bikram Choudry, has refused a request from Pop Superstar Madonna for private lessons.  Choudry offered to include Madonna in his regular… Read More→

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