Posts tagged "yoga"

No Thanks: Co-Ed, Naked Yoga

I know that naked yoga exists (if only in the deep recess of my consciousness, right near the part of my brain that remembers to do taxes each year). So far, this naked yoga trend has been mostly a male-only endeavor. Go figure. Women are already weary of being leered at by m…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 13, 2013

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Now Has A Yoga Room!

Yogis, rejoice! O'Hare International Airport in Chicago now has a yoga room! The room is open from 6 am - 10 pm, and according to aviation commissioner Rosemarie Andolino, it serves as an "oasis for passengers." O'Hare is one of the nation's busiest airports, so an oasis is exactly what its visitor…
By: Claire Hannum / December 12, 2013

Gisele Bundchen Teaches Daughter Vivian Pigeon Pose

Babies are already pretty flexible (it's not easy getting a foot in your mouth, just try it), but Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady's daughter Vivian is hoping to stay that way. Gisele posted this photo to Instagram, featuring she and her daughter both practicing pigeon pose. Vivian's hip flexors need some work, but her arm…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2013

Nerd Girl Porn: 12 Fine, Flexible Dudes Doing Yoga

Dear dudes, let this be your subtle hint. Yoga is a good look on you. Should you need motivation to get going with your own asana practice, let these guys inspire you. Or if that doesn't work, just imagine a room full of women practicing deep breathing and chanting the sound of OM. I…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 15, 2013

The Soapbox: What Lululemon Can Learn From The Queer Yoga Community

Earlier this week, Lululemon's founder, Chip Wilson, made a boneheaded comment in response to the sheer batch of yoga pants that the company had to recall earlier this year. "Frankly, some women's bodies just don't actually work [for the yoga pants] ……
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 8, 2013

Girl Talk: Being Content Is So Much Harder Than It Sounds

I've completed my gossip cleanse and I must say, my mind feels like a once dirty carpet that's just been steam-cleaned. On to the next quest on my journey to become a yoga teacher: practicing contentment. When I volunteered to take this on as my assignment for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 10, 2013

Watch A “Fat Jew” Teach Yoga In A NYC Subway Station

Watch what happened when comedian Fabrizio Goldstein, who goes by the stage name "Fat Jew," taught free yoga in a New York City subway station, which, in hot weather, mimics the exact temperature and humidity in a Bikram class. If you've felt it, it's truly unbearable. Just like hot yoga! Although he'…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 2, 2013

You Know You Want To Watch Alec Baldwin Doing Pre-Natal Yoga

File this one under "Things We Never Thought We'd See Except In Our Dreams": Alec Baldwin doing pre-natal yoga with his wife and baby momma Hilaria, in a "Fit Mommy-to-Be Prenatal Yoga" DVD from the yoga instructor, set to be released this week. Alec is not exactly known for being much of a good-natured sport whe…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Yoga Teacher, Cameron Shayne, Feels Just Fine About Banging His Students

In the light of recent sex scandals involving yoga "gurus" Bikram Choudhury and John Friend, Miami-based Budokon teacher, Cameron Shayne (pictured above), who's known as the "world authority on yogic and martial arts integration," penned a lengthy, braggy, philosophically dense missive for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 27, 2013

17 Life Lessons I Learned From Yoga Practice

Life is stressful and chaotic and scary and it doesn't come with a handbook. Day-to-day life can get so crazy that it's hard to remember how beautiful life is. When I moved to New York City for college and life got even crazier, I knew I had to find a way to calm myself down fast.
By: Claire Hannum / September 24, 2013

Yoga Mom Takes Breastfeeding To A Whole New Level

Amy Woodruff, the hand-standing, breastfeeding mom pictured above is a blogger and a yogi who sells handmade goods on Etsy.  On her blog, Daughter of the Sun, she explains the circumstances of the photo, which she posted back in April: "The truth is we were living o…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 15, 2013

Does Lululemon Favor Its Skinny Customers?

Although Abercrombie & Fitch has been hit hard with criticism for not carrying larger sizes in stores, they're far from the only company ignoring the plus-size customer base. We already knew anything over size 10 is considered "plus size" at Forever…
By: Mary Odell / July 31, 2013

Yoga Gets The “Bro” Treatment

I was groaning while reading Boston.com's feature on "Broga," yoga geared toward bros (although women are welcome … GEE THANKS!). “This is not a dumbed down version of yoga. There’s a lot of movement linking the postures, but adding push-ups and variations of squats. People see the name ‘Broga’ and they think it’…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 22, 2013

5 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

People tend to fixate on very specific mental images when it comes to yoga and sex. They hear Yoga Sutra and think Kama Sutra. They remember that story they once read about the Orgasmic Meditation (OM) movement or naked yoga or yogasms. They picture the cheesy movie scenes where men watch a sex video and…
By: Steph Auteri / June 9, 2013

Horse Yoga Is Exactly What You Think It Is

…unless you thought it was the horse doing yoga. No it’s doing yoga, on a horse. And apparently, it’s a thing. You don’t even have to bring your own horse.  Just head to Arizona and look for crazy women wearing pink bandanas attending a “She-vent” at Hidden Meadow Ranch.  With any luck, the photos of you…
By: TruTV / May 9, 2013

Eye Roll: Parents Sue Over Yoga In Public Schools Because It “Promotes Eastern Religions”

Sometimes I do not have anything deeper to say other than "Shut up." And those are my choice words for the California parents who are suing their children's school district over yoga classes being taught in a class.  That's not very Zen, is it? …
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

A Love Letter To My Hot Yoga Teacher

Dear M, You are the hottest yoga teacher I've ever had. And that's saying a lot because I've been practicing for 16 years now. Your body, your face, your demeanor … all extremely HOT. But here's the weird thing: I am not physically attracted to you in the least. Not at all. I find the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 6, 2013

Style Stealer: Vanessa Hudges Does Her Yoga Thing In Style

Okay, so confession: I hate yoga. I am just not a yoga person, but hey, if it works for you, awesome. Clearly it's working for Vanessa Hudgens, seen here leaving a class with her mat in tow. You know, this is an aside, but I really feel like Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez need to…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 29, 2012

The 7 Types Of People Who Will Annoy You During Yoga

I've been hitting yoga hard since I got back from Paris, trying rid my system of that stinky camembert, which is still probably having sex and making cheese babies in my digestive tract. And also, because I love yoga and I've been practicing on and off for the last 16 years. I basically need…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2012

That’s A Lot Of Look: Russell Brand’s Yoga Whites

Russell Brand attended a yoga class with his mom over the weekend, and he wore, well, exactly what you might expect Russell Brand to wear to a yoga class: slouchy white T-shirt, transparent white harem pants tucked into waffle-knit legwarmers, flip-flops, and an eclectic selection of jewelry. As much as I admire him for bringing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2012