Category Archives: Culture

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Notes on Lineage in Regards to Monday’s “Yoga Body” Post

Here are a few comments relating to Monday’s “Yoga Body” post with some thoughts of our own in regards to said comments. Henceforthwith we go onwaywardwith! From the Facebook: “[Y]oga has always been – evolving. Good evolution needs to be

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Notes on Lineage in Regards to Monday’s “Yoga Body” Post

Here are a few comments relating to Monday’s “Yoga Body” post with some thoughts of our own in regards to said comments. Henceforthwith we go onwaywardwith! From the Facebook: “[Y]oga has always been – evolving. Good evolution needs to be

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Mark Singleton’s “Yoga Body” /// No This Isn’t a Review /// Just Some Thoughts

Last week a certain Babarazzi started getting randy in the comments with regards to Mark Singleton‘s book on the supposed origins of modern asana practice, Yoga Body, taking it a bit to task, to which our illustrious reader, the moment already came, had

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Mark Singleton’s “Yoga Body” /// No This Isn’t a Review /// Just Some Thoughts

Last week a certain Babarazzi started getting randy in the comments with regards to Mark Singleton‘s book on the supposed origins of modern asana practice, Yoga Body, taking it a bit to task, to which our illustrious reader, the moment already came, had

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Keep Yoga Vodou

It’s Wednesday. This is our first post of the week. Why, you ask? Because we’re so damn punk we actually forgot to post. Can you believe that? It’s been so long, we just went about our days like a bunch

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Keep Yoga Vodou

It’s Wednesday. This is our first post of the week. Why, you ask? Because we’re so damn punk we actually forgot to post. Can you believe that? It’s been so long, we just went about our days like a bunch

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This Naked Yoga School Video is Awesome [VIDEO]

[DISCLAIMER: The video below contains moving images of God’s glory. If you are uncomfortable looking at naked men and women (some with tattoos!!!) demonstrating yoga, please do not press play or continue reading any further.] First, this is the exact

If this is a fetish, I think I want to be a part of it.

This Naked Yoga School Video is Awesome [VIDEO]

[DISCLAIMER: The video below contains moving images of God’s glory. If you are uncomfortable looking at naked men and women (some with tattoos!!!) demonstrating yoga, please do not press play or continue reading any further.] First, this is the exact

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Kundalini Yoga and Black Metal Sittin’ in a Tree /// Do You Know This Man?

First, watch this Immortal video up to the 00:35 second mark then STOP: Ok. Did everyone see what I saw? That’s right, kids. It appears we may have ourselves a most metal-tastic “gora Sikh” feeling the sweet sweet vibes of

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Kundalini Yoga and Black Metal Sittin’ in a Tree /// Do You Know This Man?

First, watch this Immortal video up to the 00:35 second mark then STOP: Ok. Did everyone see what I saw? That’s right, kids. It appears we may have ourselves a most metal-tastic “gora Sikh” feeling the sweet sweet vibes of

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Does Being Unhealthy Increase Health Costs? /// Let’s Party!

Thought this might be an interesting aside to the “missing six-pack abs” mystery, and the ongoing, and slightly misguided, “WTF is a yoga body?” convo: According to some guy over at Forbes (why not?) responding to a 2008 PLOS Medicine study (who

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Does Being Unhealthy Increase Health Costs? /// Let’s Party!

Thought this might be an interesting aside to the “missing six-pack abs” mystery, and the ongoing, and slightly misguided, “WTF is a yoga body?” convo: According to some guy over at Forbes (why not?) responding to a 2008 PLOS Medicine study (who

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YogaNation is Happening!!!

Looks like it’s happening, kids! Starting in January of 2014 YogaNation and its band of yammering bobble heads will venture out into three cities NYers never think about: Chicago, Palm Springs, and Austin. Here’s yet another rehashed video to prove

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YogaNation is Happening!!!

Looks like it’s happening, kids! Starting in January of 2014 YogaNation and its band of yammering bobble heads will venture out into three cities NYers never think about: Chicago, Palm Springs, and Austin. Here’s yet another rehashed video to prove

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If Only Haiti Were in the Hamptons /// Donna Karen Does Something for Haiti or Something like That

One of our readers kindly passed along this flier outside Donna Karen’s NYC space/store, Urban Zen: First, thank you, gracious reader. For, it is actions like this that make the world a better place. Anyway, “Haiti in the Hamptons” is

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If Only Haiti Were in the Hamptons /// Donna Karen Does Something for Haiti or Something like That

One of our readers kindly passed along this flier outside Donna Karen’s NYC space/store, Urban Zen: First, thank you, gracious reader. For, it is actions like this that make the world a better place. Anyway, “Haiti in the Hamptons” is

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“I am My Own Guru” /// And, Other Wishful Ideas Soft Emo Dads Like To Talk About With Their Nominally Buddhist Wives

Watch this: First, here’s the link to the Indiegogo page if you’d like to fund this. (See how easy that was, Ava Taylor). Now, truth be told, the topics brought up in the video require (at the very least) a

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“I am My Own Guru” /// And, Other Wishful Ideas Soft Emo Dads Like To Talk About With Their Nominally Buddhist Wives

Watch this: First, here’s the link to the Indiegogo page if you’d like to fund this. (See how easy that was, Ava Taylor). Now, truth be told, the topics brought up in the video require (at the very least) a

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Deva Premal & Miten Annoy, Then Swoon, The Babarazzi

First, let’s get this bio out of the way: “Deva Premal & Miten began their journey into love and music in 1990 when they met at the ashram of controversial Indian mystic, Osho. Their worldwide concerts and best-selling albums  have

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Deva Premal & Miten Annoy, Then Swoon, The Babarazzi

First, let’s get this bio out of the way: “Deva Premal & Miten began their journey into love and music in 1990 when they met at the ashram of controversial Indian mystic, Osho. Their worldwide concerts and best-selling albums  have

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Commercial Yoga Culture Has No Interest in Dialogue /// Here’s One Way to Tell

While writing our response last week to Ava Taylor’s response to criticisms lobbed against her, her talent agency, and the celebrity yoga instructors under her umbrella, I noticed something I’ve notice time and time again: Ava, like many others working

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Commercial Yoga Culture Has No Interest in Dialogue /// Here’s One Way to Tell

While writing our response last week to Ava Taylor’s response to criticisms lobbed against her, her talent agency, and the celebrity yoga instructors under her umbrella, I noticed something I’ve notice time and time again: Ava, like many others working

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Real Reasons to Attend a Yoga Festival /// This Yoganonymous Article Tells It Straight

I’ve never attended a yoga festival, and still do not have much of an urge to go. Contrary to what many readers might assume, my aversion doesn’t have much to do with anti-commercialism, or some well-thought-out thesis on the commodification

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Real Reasons to Attend a Yoga Festival /// This Yoganonymous Article Tells It Straight

I’ve never attended a yoga festival, and still do not have much of an urge to go. Contrary to what many readers might assume, my aversion doesn’t have much to do with anti-commercialism, or some well-thought-out thesis on the commodification