Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Whatever Western “Yogis” Touch Turns to Gold (or Pooh?) /// Summer Solstice Times Square 2012

The above photo, which is being passed around the ol’ Facebook, carries with it an increasingly ubiquitous message about yoga’s bigger-is-better–is-bolder–is-ballsier identity crisis. Everywhere you look someone is hosting an event that claims to be the biggest of its kind,

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Whatever Western “Yogis” Touch Turns to Gold (or Pooh?) /// Summer Solstice Times Square 2012

The above photo, which is being passed around the ol’ Facebook, carries with it an increasingly ubiquitous message about yoga’s bigger-is-better–is-bolder–is-ballsier identity crisis. Everywhere you look someone is hosting an event that claims to be the biggest of its kind,

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[YOGA BLEACHING] Wouldn’t You Rather Do Yoga in a Box?

Yoga has become the hottest fad on the market, and yet the complaints just keep coming in. Of course, there’s anger over yogilebrities dominating the discourse on yoga’s future, and sure there’s practitioner’s frustration with Entertainment Yoga‘s hold on all

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[YOGA BLEACHING] Wouldn’t You Rather Do Yoga in a Box?

Yoga has become the hottest fad on the market, and yet the complaints just keep coming in. Of course, there’s anger over yogilebrities dominating the discourse on yoga’s future, and sure there’s practitioner’s frustration with Entertainment Yoga‘s hold on all

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GLBL YOGA Response /// The New Tribe Requires Celebrities, Corporate Sponsorship, and a Butt Load of Dollars /// Or, Does It?

Last week, the organizers of GLBL YOGA decided to do a little damage control in the form of an article on Elephant Journal after it turned out so many people were not “buying” the GLBL YOGA pitch for huge funds

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GLBL YOGA Response /// The New Tribe Requires Celebrities, Corporate Sponsorship, and a Butt Load of Dollars /// Or, Does It?

Last week, the organizers of GLBL YOGA decided to do a little damage control in the form of an article on Elephant Journal after it turned out so many people were not “buying” the GLBL YOGA pitch for huge funds

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Nothing Says India Like an Infinity Pool /// Herbs Are For Meditators /// Meditators Are For Sale

Here’s the ad in question: Now, I don’t love using the term “Eurotrash,” but it’s hard for me to think of anything else when I see an “infinity pool.” Basically, it’s a pool that sits on the edge of a

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Nothing Says India Like an Infinity Pool /// Herbs Are For Meditators /// Meditators Are For Sale

Here’s the ad in question: Now, I don’t love using the term “Eurotrash,” but it’s hard for me to think of anything else when I see an “infinity pool.” Basically, it’s a pool that sits on the edge of a

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Are Yogalebrities Better in Bed? /// Of Course. They’re Better at Everything!

Thanks to one of our readers for passing along Elephant Journal‘s recent article “Are Yoga Teachers Better in Bed?,” which basically reads like the textual equivalent of a fluffer on a porn set. That being the case, we’ve shamelessly taken

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Are Yogalebrities Better in Bed? /// Of Course. They’re Better at Everything!

Thanks to one of our readers for passing along Elephant Journal‘s recent article “Are Yoga Teachers Better in Bed?,” which basically reads like the textual equivalent of a fluffer on a porn set. That being the case, we’ve shamelessly taken

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Gigantic Yoga Events in a Park are Pretty Weak /// Other Gigantic Events You Could Attend

You know how one spoonful of medicine is super healing, but twenty spoonfuls of the same medicine is super gonna kill you? Exactly. That’s how I view these over-the-top yoga events. They just sound all kinds of lame. Here’s a

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Gigantic Yoga Events in a Park are Pretty Weak /// Other Gigantic Events You Could Attend

You know how one spoonful of medicine is super healing, but twenty spoonfuls of the same medicine is super gonna kill you? Exactly. That’s how I view these over-the-top yoga events. They just sound all kinds of lame. Here’s a

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Big Huff ‘n Puff About Rich People on Rooftops /// Really?

Last week we were inundated with emails wanting to know our opinion on the “fancy people do yoga on rooftops” article posted on Yoga Journal‘s “Yoga Buzz.” Truth be told, none of us could come up with an intelligent thing

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Big Huff ‘n Puff About Rich People on Rooftops /// Really?

Last week we were inundated with emails wanting to know our opinion on the “fancy people do yoga on rooftops” article posted on Yoga Journal‘s “Yoga Buzz.” Truth be told, none of us could come up with an intelligent thing

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By “Money” Do You Mean “Feel Good”? /// Make a Lot of Feel Good Teaching Yoga

This video is awesome. Be sure to check out the “ninja” move at the :25 second mark. Hi-yah!: Yes you can make a lot of money teaching yoga. Especially if you define “money” as “prosperity,” and define “prosperity” as “happiness,”

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By “Money” Do You Mean “Feel Good”? /// Make a Lot of Feel Good Teaching Yoga

This video is awesome. Be sure to check out the “ninja” move at the :25 second mark. Hi-yah!: Yes you can make a lot of money teaching yoga. Especially if you define “money” as “prosperity,” and define “prosperity” as “happiness,”

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If Yoga Culture Were B-Boy Culture

If popular yoga culture were B-Boy culture (later dubbed “break-dancing” by the media), than this video would represent where we are at currently in the celebrified abyss that is contemporary commercial yoga. Simply replace “break-dancing” and “break-dancers” with “yoga” and

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If Yoga Culture Were B-Boy Culture

If popular yoga culture were B-Boy culture (later dubbed “break-dancing” by the media), than this video would represent where we are at currently in the celebrified abyss that is contemporary commercial yoga. Simply replace “break-dancing” and “break-dancers” with “yoga” and

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[THE FRIDAY GOOD] She and the Spirit

Not to be too academic on a Friday, but…. Contemporary commercial yoga presents women with two options with regards to practice: Get fit Get famous When such a limited body-/personality-centric scope becomes the norm, and the dominant narrative of contemporary

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[THE FRIDAY GOOD] She and the Spirit

Not to be too academic on a Friday, but…. Contemporary commercial yoga presents women with two options with regards to practice: Get fit Get famous When such a limited body-/personality-centric scope becomes the norm, and the dominant narrative of contemporary