Posts tagged "yoga"

Naked Yoga Model Demonstrates Poses In Her Birthday Suit (NSFW)

I have mixed feelings about the series photographer Peter Hegre posted on Reddit of his wife, Luba Shumeyko, doing super-advanced yoga poses in the buff. One the one hand, the photographs are undeniably beautiful. On the other hand, well, a lot of things. I hate that they perpetuate the myth that yoga poses are supposed

Ami Angelowicz / January 15, 2014

Ask A Yoga Teacher: 6 “What If” Questions From A Yoga Newbie

The last time I did yoga was more than a decade ago, when a couple friends and I took a weekly class at the gym for a few months. Even then, I was kind of a slacker who lurked in the back of class muttering obscenities about downward dog (not sure if it’s big boobs

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 14, 2014

There’s A Lot More Than See-Through Yoga Pants To Fear At Lululemon,Like Murder

With all the unflattering Lululemon headlines this past year, and CEO Chip Wilson’s recent resignation, it was only matter of time before one of the overly friendly, insanely in shape employees opened their gluten-free yappers about what was going on behind the scenes at the yoga retail empire. Mary Mann did us that favor. In

Ami Angelowicz / January 2, 2014

Face Yoga Is As Terrifying As It Sounds

It’s not enough to practice yoga for the health and well-being of your mind and body. What to do about your sagging face? No problem. Annelise Hagen wrote a book about how to eliminate wrinkles by doing face yoga. Sure, you can do an hour of Satchmos, Marionettes, Prom Queens  and Smiling Fish Faces or…

Ami Angelowicz / December 30, 2013

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 mnn in their

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 visitors probably need! Chicago’…

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…

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 gue…

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] … It’s more really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure…

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 the month, the visual that popped into my…

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’s a funny man,…

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…

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 RebelleSociety.com about why having sex with students is totally ethical. In his piece,

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.

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 on a small community in Hawaii where our land wa…

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 21. Now, according to Huffington Post, Lululemon Athletica, a Canadian clothing company that focuse…

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’s just a bunch…

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…

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…

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? …

Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013