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

Watch A "Fat Jew" Teach A Yoga Class In The Subway Station
Yoga like you never imagined.

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, Goldstein, who also taught a spinning on class on NYC’s Citi Bikes, claims that these fitness classes are not part of his act:

“The rate of return for people who do it the first time is like 100 percent. Anyone who thinks it’s exploitative is making a tremendous snap judgement. There’s water, food, and everybody feels good. There’s no obligation to go and the people who do have the most killer time.”

What an awesome way to make yoga accessible to everyone. Let’s just hope he’s extra careful teaching tree pose when a train is barreling into the station. [Jewcy]

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

You Know You Want To Watch Alec Baldwin Doing Pre-Natal Yoga
Alec Does Yoga? It Must Be Love!

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 when it comes to doing things that our outside his realm of interest. I think it’s quite admirable (for him) to have made it through this clip, in which he helps Hilaria with partner stretching, with only a slight look of embarrassed discomfort on his face. Jack Donaghey would never. [Daily Mail UK]

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

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, “Hot Sex For Real Yogis: Can I Have Sex With My Yoga Teacher?” Shayne seeks to answer the question: “Should we as Yoga teachers, and others as yoga students be restricted or limited regarding our sexual partnerships in order to accommodate the beliefs of others?”

The “beliefs of others” being? Well, I’m not sure, but his answer is obviously NO considering that he opens by confessing that he’s slept with several of his students. “As a single male yoga teacher, I have had on more than one occasion engaged in deep and meaningful intimate relationships with a woman I have met either in my class, workshops or in the yoga community,” Shayne writes. In addition, he makes it clear that he doesn’t regret any of these sexual relationships — even the ones that ended like a “Woody Allen tragedies” because “mistake-making [is] essential to the human experience. Therefore you cannot have sex with the wrong person — only a person that provides you with another intrinsic part of the whole that becomes your story.” Keep reading »

17 Life Lessons I Learned From Yoga Practice

Annoying Yogis
You'll find at least one in every yoga class. Read More »
Yoga Improves Sex Life
Woman sitting in a seated meditation position.
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Yogagasm?
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My Hot Yoga Teacher
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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. Upon stumbling into yoga practice, I knew I’d found my ticket to sanity. Yoga is more than just exercise — it taught me about 1,000 lessons that go way beyond class and into everyday life. The more I go to yoga class, the more I find myself able to handle the little speed bumps life throws my way. Here some 17 life lessons I learned from yoga practice that might make your hectic day a little easier: Keep reading »

Yoga Mom Takes Breastfeeding To A Whole New Level

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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 was clothing optional and yoga was/is a necessity! I was just doin’ my daily flow when the little sweet pea came to sneak a suckle. Papa had her out in the grass with him and she just couldn’t resist! This happens all the time by the way. When a breast is out and baby is around, they are going to try and get it anyway they can!” Keep reading »

Does Lululemon Favor Its Skinny Customers?

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Yoga Pants-Gate
Dudes, women wear yoga pants because they're comfy, not to turn you on. Read More »
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Nightmare In Yoga Class
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Lululemon Athletica

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 focuses on yoga and running attire, also is biased against customers who require larger sizes.

As company that sells athletic gear, Lululemon wants to portray an image of health and wellness. How healthy a person is, however, is not to be confused with how skinny a person is. This is where Lululemon goes wrong.

Keep reading »

Yoga Gets The “Bro” Treatment

Yoga Pants-Gate
Dudes, women wear yoga pants because they're comfy, not to turn you on. Read More »
My Hot Yoga Teacher
Ami pens a love letter to her hot yoga teacher. Read More »
Annoying Yogis
You'll find at least one in every yoga class. Read More »

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 of idiots. But there’s integrity,” explained “Brogi” and co-creator of the Broga movement, Robert Sidoti.

“Broga offers a much more palatable introduction to yoga at a much more familiar level. There aren’t a lot of esoteric yoga terms that are used,’’ added Adam O’Neill, Sidoti’s Broga partner. “I was thinking ‘Why isn’t yoga more attractive to guys? Why isn’t there a program that’s guy-oriented?’ The issue is that yoga has primarily been marketed to middle-age housewives.”

You get the idea. Yoga is too female-centric and therefore not palatable to men. So, these bros want to make men less “self conscious walking into a room filled with women who are all dressed perfectly in Lululemon” and get more of them in the door. They want to dial down the off-putting OMing and amp up the squats. Keep reading »

5 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Yoga Pants-Gate
Dudes, women wear yoga pants because they're comfy, not to turn you on. Read More »
Amelia Does Yoga
Watch Amelia tackle anti-gravity yoga. Watch »
My Hot Yoga Teacher
Ami pens a love letter to her hot yoga teacher. Read More »
Woman sitting in a seated meditation position.

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 one of them drools, “wow, she must do yoga!” They envision Sting and Tantric sex…couples having intercourse while staring deeply into each other’s eyes, achieving levitation right before they experience multiple, simultaneous, universe-altering orgasms.

Or something like that.

I have never experienced simultaneous orgasm. And the closest I’ve ever come to levitation is that time I went into a headstand in yoga class, fell over, and magically landed in king pigeon pose. But I can share with you five ways in which yoga can improve your sex life. Keep reading »

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 doing yoga on a horse will be hidden from all your Facebook friends. Read more on TruTV….

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

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Nightmare In Yoga Class
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My Hot Yoga Teacher
Ami pens a love letter to her hot yoga teacher. Read More »
child yoga

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?  Keep reading »

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