Posts tagged "yoga"

Finally: You Can Do “Breakdance Yoga,” Eat Vegan & Get A Colonic All Under The Same Roof

At long last, Los Angeles has outdone itself in ways none of us could ever have imagined, except that we could, because this sounds like a satire. Behold the popular urban oasis The Springs, a catch all wellness center where a waitress said, “You can eat dinner — everything is raw, vegan, organic, soy free…

Katrin Higher / April 27, 2015

Janelle Monae’s “Yoga” Is The Mind/Body/Club Anthem We Needed

“You cannot police me / So get off my aereola.” …

Megan Reynolds / April 13, 2015

Coco & A Pal Do Poolside Partner Yoga

Coco is a national treasure for a lot of reasons, like, for example her inventiveness when it comes to doing partner yoga. Who knew an ass like that could be so … flexible. [Instagram]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2015

Down With Being “Chill,” Up With Being In Love

The imperative to be “chill” in relationships is killing the actual process of falling in love with someone, which is a decidedly un-chill thing to do.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 3, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Cute, Functional Pieces From Tiffany Cruikshank’s Fitness Wear Line!

Yoga teacher and wellness expert Tiffany Cruickshank teamed up with her friend Renata Facchini of Liquido to put together a limited-edition fitness wear line with a focus on styles that will hold up in everyday life as well as at the gym. I love the concept of BFFs working together, but what’s even better i…

Claire Hannum / January 17, 2015

“Bros Being Basic” On Instagram Will Make You Feel So #Blessed

Bros Being Basic features a slew of dudes partaking in trademark basic bitch behavior on Instagram, complete with perfectly predictable (and sarcastic) hashtags. They are totally spot on, which makes me think that these guys are maybe starting to see the allure of all those yoga poses and pumpkin spice lattes. Being basic feels good,…

Claire Hannum / December 5, 2014

Broga Mats Put A Dude-Friendly Twist On Yoga Gear

When Yogi Dan Abramson started doing yoga to help recover from a back injury and realized it was total game changer, he embarked on a mission to inspire more dudes to get their downward dog on. While yoga has always been for everyone, the last few decades have seen it increasingly associated with Lululemon-wearing rich…

Claire Hannum / October 17, 2014

This Smart Yoga Mat Can Talk To You And Adjust Your Poses

An Indiegogo campaign has launched to finance SmartMat, a yoga mat that talks to you and corrects your posture. It looks like your average yoga mat, but it’s equipped with seven pounds’ worth of sensors and technology that connect with a SmartMat phone app via Bluetooth. The app adjusts its measurements based on things like…

Claire Hannum / October 2, 2014

New Study Says Yoga Sharpens Your Mind

Yoga already has lots of known benefits, like better posture, flexibility and physical health, but now we can add something new to the list: increased brain function. According to new research through the University of Illinois, practicing hatha yoga three times a week helps you think more clearly, especially compared to stretching or toning exercises.

Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

This App Will Send Beauty And Fitness Pros Right To Your Door

If you live in Manhattan, a new app called PRIV will send beauty, fitness, or wellness pros right to your apartment within an hour. Through PRIV, you can request a personal trainer, yoga instructor, masseuse, hairstylist, manicurist or aspray-tanning pro to pay a house call (or even visit your office). Essentially, it’s like the Uber of…

Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

Watch These Pets Interfering With Yoga

You know that moment when you’re trying to get into downward dog, only to be interrupted by your actual dog? Apparently, it’s pretty much an epidemic among yogi pet owners. Whether yoga is your thing or not, it’s hard not to giggle at these pets stealing the show while their humans are trying to get their

Claire Hannum / July 18, 2014

Half-Naked Woman Busted For Drugs, Doing Yoga In The Middle Of The Street

From what I understand, one of the things that many yoga practitioners like about the practice is that it can be done by anyone at anytime. But I think we can all agree that one yogi took that a little too literally when she decided to strip down to her skivvies and started doing yoga…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2014

Hilaria Baldwin Is Running Out Of Places To Do Yoga

Hilaria Baldwin — Alec Baldwin’s yoga instructor wife and mother of his baby daughter — is doing some Instagram challenge, posting a daily photo of herself doing yoga with the hashtag #yogapostureoftheday. This is one way to make use of your grossly expensive designer stove! I’m inspired! I’m starting late, but for the rest of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2014

Only Horse Yoga Could Look This Peacefully Strange


Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that originated thousands of years ago to involve your mind, body, spirit soul and … horse?
That’s right, we said, horse. Watch this horse and trainer practice together on Huffington Post…

Huffington Post Weird News / April 12, 2014

The Daily Squee: Milo The Cat Photobombs His Owner’s Yoga

YouTube yogi jahzyoga was trying to get her namaste on, but her cat Milo had other ideas in mind. The curious kitty couldn’t help photobombing her video because, as we all know, when cats demand attention, they demand it. [Glamour]…

Claire Hannum / March 28, 2014

Dear Fat-Shaming Yoga Teacher, Here’s What Yoga Is Really About

You might be sick to death of me writing about yoga. If you are, my apologies. But there’s one last thing I have to cover before I go back to resting in child’s pose. The other day I saw a friend’s Facebook status and it disheartened me so much that I could not remain silent.

Ami Angelowicz / March 27, 2014

Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury’s Rape Accusers Speak On “Nightline”

Trigger warning: this video and the text below contain accounts of rape and sexual assault.  

On last night’s “Nightline,” three of Bikram Choudhury’s five sexual assault accusers bravely came forward to talk about the horrors they suffered at the hands of the yoga guru. Honestly, I had read about the charges, but the…

Ami Angelowicz / February 27, 2014

Frisky Rant: On That White Woman Who Saw A Black Woman At Yoga And Wrote An Embarrassingly Tone Deaf Essay About It For xoJane

Oh for fuck’s sake, fine, I’ll respond to the click-baiting article about yoga on xoJane. A writer going by the name of Jen Caron (her real name, Jen Polachek, was removed as the byline following the backlash to her article) has written the following essay: “It Happened To Me: There Are No Black People I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 29, 2014

Even “Laughter Yoga” Won’t Make Disgruntled Travelers Joyful About Major Delays

It’s like something straight out of a David Lynch movie. Last week, during a four-hour flight delay at JFK airport, Laughter Yoga “Stylist and Coach” Francine Shore led the group of stressed passengers through a 20-minute “laughter meditation” session. No word on whether it helped soothe the dejected travelers. But an innocent bystander took some video…

Ami Angelowicz / January 26, 2014

8 Tips On How To Beat The Winter Blues

This time of year is tough. These cold months between the holidays and the first day of spring are like one giant, perpetual Monday staring you in the face. I’m generally a pretty happy-go-lucky person, but when the chilly months roll around, my personality changes. I get down in the dumps over just about everything.

Claire Hannum / January 20, 2014
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