Stuff Yoga People Want to Know – September 23rd Edition
What is a “yoga body” anyway?
You’ve probably heard the term “yoga body” carelessly thrown around within the fitness community. People sometimes use those words to refer to the corded, willowy physiques frequently spotted around vinyasa studios and Lululemon stores . . . but as any yogi knows, there is no one “yoga body.” […]
Too tired to bend over? Here’s a self-rolling mat (not joking)
According to Aaron Thornton and Yu Tsai, you’re all idiots. You can’t even roll up your yoga mat without dropping it onto the dirty street, and getting the things into the trunk of your car is totally beyond your tiny brain.Their answer, for all you yoga morons, is the YoYo self-rolling yoga mat. […]
Yoga helps with arthritis! Johns Hopkins medical study reports.
Yoga may be especially well suited to people with arthritis because it combines physical activity with potent stress management and relaxation techniques, and focuses on respecting limitations that can change from day to day […]
“Yogic Farming”: India’s plan for farmers to Solve the drought?
About half of India is facing a severe water shortage. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has been floating a novel approach to boost crop yields: yoga. In several recent public appearances, Singh trumpeted a government plan to promote “yogic” farming, a technique he says will “empower seeds with the help of positive thinking.” […]
Relationship Yoga? What’s that?
If you examine the underlying intention of the practices of Yoga and relationship, it quickly becomes apparent that they are very much in alignment with each other. “Relationship Yoga” can be seen as another equally viable path towards the realization of our full potential as human beings. […]
Yoga granny wows world with splits
An 81-year-old yoga instructor showed off her phenomenal skills at an annual community fair in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. The granny’s aptitude at doing the splits and other advanced poses reportedly inspired other seniors in the area to start doing yoga and she even gave a lesson at the event. […]