This Week In Yoga!

Stuff Yoga People Want to Know – September 16th Edition

 


The Newest Yoga Mat is Made from the Strangest Source: Algae

Algae—enemy of ponds, lakes, and middle-school bio quizzes everywhere. That is until recently, when scientists discovered that the long-derided life form could be used to produce environmentally sustainable foam. Clean tech company […]

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Colombia uses yoga to treat the wounds of war

Yoga is a philosophy and set of exercises using breathing techniques, a variety of physical postures, and meditation, designed to improve mental focus and restore emotional balance. The practice of yoga is centered around the […]

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Players turning to yoga as a way to stay in shape

The Titans veteran Wesley Woodyard said he believed every linebacker could benefit from yoga. That does not quite seem to jibe, given that one of the tenets of football is to be aggressive and not back down. Yet yoga has made impressive […]

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“Toy soldiers” doing yoga without guns and challenging traditional ideas of masculinity

A lot of people tend to think that yoga is girly – mostly enjoyed by skinny blonde women who also enjoy green juices and casually discussing their colonics. But it doesn’t have to be. Yoga can be bad-ass. It can be used for fitness […]

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“Salt Yoga?” Can it boost your sports performance?

A therapist once told me that I don’t breathe enough. It seemed like a silly thing to stress about—I’m still here, aren’t I? Apparently, though, my shallow, quick breaths are a symptom of my desk job, where I hunch in front of a computer […]

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Largest unified yoga event ever – and for a great cause!

The Global Mala Project, the largest unified yoga event that happens in over 150 cities and 35 countries, is an attempt to promote peace and positive change through yoga. Various intimate classes will be held in White Space Manila on […]

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Does your health insurance cover yoga?

As yoga becomes mainstream, the hope is that health insurance plans will subsidize the cost of yoga memberships as part of preventative care. After all, a dollar spent on prevention of illness ends up saving insurers many hundreds […]

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Face Yoga? Yup, it’s happening. Joke or real? You decide…

This pose has been one of my signature poses. I have seen so many changes on so many people’s faces after this pose. The youngest student who was a fashion model and only 16 years old had a dramatic change (to everybody’s surprise […]

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