Monthly Archives: August 2012

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[UPDATE] “Off the Mat” Gets $40,000 for Oasis Stunt /// Volunteers? Well, I Guess That’s Why They Call Them Volunteers

In this commercial yoga world, it’s really quite hard to catch it all. Thanks to Babarazzi commenter, Be Scofield, for bringing this to our attention. Lot’s to follow up on here. Be Scofield’s comment: [Y]our article doesn’t mention it but HuffPo

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[UPDATE] “Off the Mat” Gets $40,000 for Oasis Stunt /// Volunteers? Well, I Guess That’s Why They Call Them Volunteers

In this commercial yoga world, it’s really quite hard to catch it all. Thanks to Babarazzi commenter, Be Scofield, for bringing this to our attention. Lot’s to follow up on here. Be Scofield’s comment: [Y]our article doesn’t mention it but HuffPo

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Bringing Foot Rubs and “Yoga” to the People Who Need it Most: Rich White Republicans Figuring Out the Best Way to Legislate Your Uterus

Just the other day we were spouting insurmountable wisdom regarding the squirm-inducing “politicization of yoga.” But we didn’t know that at the time of writing, a stylist in Tampa, Florida was at the Republican National Convention, setting up a room

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Bringing Foot Rubs and “Yoga” to the People Who Need it Most: Rich White Republicans Figuring Out the Best Way to Legislate Your Uterus

Just the other day we were spouting insurmountable wisdom regarding the squirm-inducing “politicization of yoga.” But we didn’t know that at the time of writing, a stylist in Tampa, Florida was at the Republican National Convention, setting up a room

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Using Yoga as Political Activism /// “Super Lame,” “Super-Awesome,” or “Super Who-Cares-‘Cause-Things-Like-This-Have-No-Effect-Anyway”?

There’s been a little talk lately about “the politicization of yoga,” and, I have to say, it makes us a wee bit squirmy to think about. Don’t get me wrong. We’re all for protest, civil disobedience, boycotts, gluing (the right)

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Using Yoga as Political Activism /// “Super Lame,” “Super-Awesome,” or “Super Who-Cares-‘Cause-Things-Like-This-Have-No-Effect-Anyway”?

There’s been a little talk lately about “the politicization of yoga,” and, I have to say, it makes us a wee bit squirmy to think about. Don’t get me wrong. We’re all for protest, civil disobedience, boycotts, gluing (the right)

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An Interview with Aghori Babarazzi

“Yoga Terrorist or Yoga Saviors? My Sit-Down with Aghori Babarazzi” Bodyworker, Ashtangi, and writer for Elephant Journal, Thaddeus Haas, recently sat in a Brooklyn park with The Babarazzi’s very own lover of love, Aghori Babarazzi. It was sunny and warm

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An Interview with Aghori Babarazzi

“Yoga Terrorist or Yoga Saviors? My Sit-Down with Aghori Babarazzi” Bodyworker, Ashtangi, and writer for Elephant Journal, Thaddeus Haas, recently sat in a Brooklyn park with The Babarazzi’s very own lover of love, Aghori Babarazzi. It was sunny and warm

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[AN ASIDE] A Response to Elephant Journal’s “Legalize Pot” Post /// We Say: Don’t Legalize. Decriminalize in Total!

About two weeks ago Waylon Lewis, founder/editor of Elephant Journal, posted an article listing “Ten Reasons to Tax, Regulate & Control Marijuana,” essentially calling for the legalization of the holy herb, making his article one of the more overt calls for

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[AN ASIDE] A Response to Elephant Journal’s “Legalize Pot” Post /// We Say: Don’t Legalize. Decriminalize in Total!

About two weeks ago Waylon Lewis, founder/editor of Elephant Journal, posted an article listing “Ten Reasons to Tax, Regulate & Control Marijuana,” essentially calling for the legalization of the holy herb, making his article one of the more overt calls for

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“Om Gal” Answers Your Yoga, Health, Fitness Questions /// We Help Her Out

Rebecca Pachecco is sometimes known as Om Gal, a blogger who writes about health and fitness and all that jazz. She is also a 500-hour E-RYT yoga teacher and writer, “has appeared in national ad campaigns for Reebok, Ryka, Ibex,

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“Om Gal” Answers Your Yoga, Health, Fitness Questions /// We Help Her Out

Rebecca Pachecco is sometimes known as Om Gal, a blogger who writes about health and fitness and all that jazz. She is also a 500-hour E-RYT yoga teacher and writer, “has appeared in national ad campaigns for Reebok, Ryka, Ibex,

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[YOGA BLEACHING] When the Japanese Do It, It Kinda Feels Good

Look. If you’re gonna bleach your product (in this case, Funndo-Kinn salad dressing) with a little yoga in order to move units, at least take a cue from the Japanese and create something that makes people feel uncomfortable in the best

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[YOGA BLEACHING] When the Japanese Do It, It Kinda Feels Good

Look. If you’re gonna bleach your product (in this case, Funndo-Kinn salad dressing) with a little yoga in order to move units, at least take a cue from the Japanese and create something that makes people feel uncomfortable in the best

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Yoganonymous Embraces Something Called “Heli-Yoga” /// Somehow the Bar Gets Set Even Lower /// [Yoga Bleaching]

No offense, Yoganonymous, but are you, like, currently on a shit-ton of fad-drugs and highly caffeinated energy drinks? I mean, “Heli-Yoga?” Are you really shilling for this? From the August 9th article “Heli-Yoga: What It Is & Why You Should

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Yoganonymous Embraces Something Called “Heli-Yoga” /// Somehow the Bar Gets Set Even Lower /// [Yoga Bleaching]

No offense, Yoganonymous, but are you, like, currently on a shit-ton of fad-drugs and highly caffeinated energy drinks? I mean, “Heli-Yoga?” Are you really shilling for this? From the August 9th article “Heli-Yoga: What It Is & Why You Should

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Celebriyogis Need Your Help!!! (To Make Them More Famous) /// Tara Stiles + Reebok Focus Group

These days it seems every celebriyogi/ni you can think of, every money-making feel-goodery, needs a little help from the “community.” Latest in the “Please help me make more money/get more famous” trade is Reebok and Tara Stiles‘ focus group for

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Celebriyogis Need Your Help!!! (To Make Them More Famous) /// Tara Stiles + Reebok Focus Group

These days it seems every celebriyogi/ni you can think of, every money-making feel-goodery, needs a little help from the “community.” Latest in the “Please help me make more money/get more famous” trade is Reebok and Tara Stiles‘ focus group for

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Screw Yoga for Weight Loss /// Why Not Do Yoga For Beauty? /// Also, We Mention Dwarves

Think it’s time we moved on from someone else, and brought in a fresh perspective. Good ol’ Rainbeau Mars. Yoga for Weight Loss or Yoga for Beauty? It’s just so hard to choose!  It’s like I’m being forced to decide

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Screw Yoga for Weight Loss /// Why Not Do Yoga For Beauty? /// Also, We Mention Dwarves

Think it’s time we moved on from someone else, and brought in a fresh perspective. Good ol’ Rainbeau Mars. Yoga for Weight Loss or Yoga for Beauty? It’s just so hard to choose!  It’s like I’m being forced to decide

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BREAKING NEWS: Yoga Journal Puts African American on Cover! /// Doesn’t Prep White Public Like the Old Days

Truth be told, thirty-seven-year-old Yoga Journal is no stranger to having African-Americans grace the cover of their highly esteemed documents, and in doing so have made a handful of pale face yoginis just that much more comfortable riding the subway.

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BREAKING NEWS: Yoga Journal Puts African American on Cover! /// Doesn’t Prep White Public Like the Old Days

Truth be told, thirty-seven-year-old Yoga Journal is no stranger to having African-Americans grace the cover of their highly esteemed documents, and in doing so have made a handful of pale face yoginis just that much more comfortable riding the subway.

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Colleen Saidman Yee Yoga Bleaches the Hell Out of Selling Wine /// Modern Yogis are Silly and Infatuated With Doing Whatever They Want

Thanks to Derek Beres for hipping us to this: Yoga Teacher Stumps for Wine “…Colleen Saidman Yee’s partnership with Estancia winery may be the first time a famous teacher has lent their name on a campaign to sell alcohol.” [Click

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Colleen Saidman Yee Yoga Bleaches the Hell Out of Selling Wine /// Modern Yogis are Silly and Infatuated With Doing Whatever They Want

Thanks to Derek Beres for hipping us to this: Yoga Teacher Stumps for Wine “…Colleen Saidman Yee’s partnership with Estancia winery may be the first time a famous teacher has lent their name on a campaign to sell alcohol.” [Click