Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Babarazzi Podcast Trailer #1 /// Chickie Goldman Mic Check

Look at us! We’re doing voice tests for our upcoming Babarazzi podcasts. Listen in as Baba comrade, Chickie Goldman, mic checks on harassment, missed trains, and bum f’ing. What better way to spend the great Frankenstorm hatch battening!

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Babarazzi Podcast Trailer #1 /// Chickie Goldman Mic Check

Look at us! We’re doing voice tests for our upcoming Babarazzi podcasts. Listen in as Baba comrade, Chickie Goldman, mic checks on harassment, missed trains, and bum f’ing. What better way to spend the great Frankenstorm hatch battening!

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Is De-Culturing Yoga an Act of Good Faith or a Promotion of Xenophobic Ideology? /// A Light and Easy Subject

Today I wanted to look at the discussion that’s been brewing on the site as to whether a person who makes a concerted effort to de-culture yoga is whitewashing the tradition or simply making it more accessible to people who

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Is De-Culturing Yoga an Act of Good Faith or a Promotion of Xenophobic Ideology? /// A Light and Easy Subject

Today I wanted to look at the discussion that’s been brewing on the site as to whether a person who makes a concerted effort to de-culture yoga is whitewashing the tradition or simply making it more accessible to people who

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Colleen Saidman Yee Mentions Her Wine Thing Again /// And a Puppy Loses Its Wings /// Then We Mention Giant Egg-Shaped Orbs

Thanks to Derek Beres for hipping us to this WSJ article on Colleen Saidman Yee, “Yoga, With Pleasure,” which includes some commentary on her commercial wine stunt, as well as on her teaching methods. I swear, the more I read about Colleen Saidman Yee’s

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Colleen Saidman Yee Mentions Her Wine Thing Again /// And a Puppy Loses Its Wings /// Then We Mention Giant Egg-Shaped Orbs

Thanks to Derek Beres for hipping us to this WSJ article on Colleen Saidman Yee, “Yoga, With Pleasure,” which includes some commentary on her commercial wine stunt, as well as on her teaching methods. I swear, the more I read about Colleen Saidman Yee’s

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Tara Stiles Goes Back Home to “Small Town America” /// Interesting Socio-Type Questions Abound!

Good morning! Last Friday’s post on the basic ridiculousness of MC Yogi has been giving us some really extraordinary comments regarding “democracy,” and the varying differences between the concepts of the “United States” and “America.” Also, be sure to check

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Tara Stiles Goes Back Home to “Small Town America” /// Interesting Socio-Type Questions Abound!

Good morning! Last Friday’s post on the basic ridiculousness of MC Yogi has been giving us some really extraordinary comments regarding “democracy,” and the varying differences between the concepts of the “United States” and “America.” Also, be sure to check

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We Love This Leslie Kaminoff Interview

Roseanne over at It’s All Yoga, Baby interviewed Leslie Kaminoff regarding yoga therapy and government legitimacy. You tell ’em Leslie! For the record: “Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an Internationally

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We Love This Leslie Kaminoff Interview

Roseanne over at It’s All Yoga, Baby interviewed Leslie Kaminoff regarding yoga therapy and government legitimacy. You tell ’em Leslie! For the record: “Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an Internationally

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MC Yogi’s Take on Political Change Almost as Silly as His Name

“I truly believe that through celebration, through good vibes, good feelings, being friendly, kind, this is the energy and power that’s gonna change the political landscape. It’s not about beating, or fighting, or banging against the wall.” —MC Yogi Well,

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MC Yogi’s Take on Political Change Almost as Silly as His Name

“I truly believe that through celebration, through good vibes, good feelings, being friendly, kind, this is the energy and power that’s gonna change the political landscape. It’s not about beating, or fighting, or banging against the wall.” —MC Yogi Well,

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Reading the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man as the Yogilebrity and the Human Condition

Last week we put up our amazing, wonderful, bar-setting “Yogilebrities Attack” poster featuring the very semiotic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Here’s a further reading of the iconic scene from Ghostbusters first depicted in brilliant movable images for your viewing pleasure…. 00:11

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Reading the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man as the Yogilebrity and the Human Condition

Last week we put up our amazing, wonderful, bar-setting “Yogilebrities Attack” poster featuring the very semiotic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Here’s a further reading of the iconic scene from Ghostbusters first depicted in brilliant movable images for your viewing pleasure…. 00:11

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New Yoga Journal Cover Makes Love to Number-Heavy Sell Lines

If you’ve ever worked in publishing you know that one of the cheapest ways to sell a magazine is to litter the cover with numbers. “Ten ways to keep your man.” “Four ways to give yourself a three-hour orgasm.” “Sixteen

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New Yoga Journal Cover Makes Love to Number-Heavy Sell Lines

If you’ve ever worked in publishing you know that one of the cheapest ways to sell a magazine is to litter the cover with numbers. “Ten ways to keep your man.” “Four ways to give yourself a three-hour orgasm.” “Sixteen

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[GOOD] New “Urban Yogis” Series /// Stern, Chopra, Brand, Simmons, Moby, Assadi, and Kids Being Awesome

Like seemingly every other NY’er who practices yoga, we caught this yesterday morning. Thanks to the many readers who sent it our way: Hard to go wrong there. You’ve got NYC’s semi-hidden gem, Eddie Stern, being awesome as usual; Russell

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[GOOD] New “Urban Yogis” Series /// Stern, Chopra, Brand, Simmons, Moby, Assadi, and Kids Being Awesome

Like seemingly every other NY’er who practices yoga, we caught this yesterday morning. Thanks to the many readers who sent it our way: Hard to go wrong there. You’ve got NYC’s semi-hidden gem, Eddie Stern, being awesome as usual; Russell

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Who Cares About Cheap Marketing Ploys that Appeal to Spiritual Dabblers Anyway??? /// prAna Clothing Goes for It Again!

Look, we know there are a lot of cynical purists out there who think companies that yoga bleach their products in order to appeal to yoga practitioners are cheap. We know a lot of you feel that when a company

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Who Cares About Cheap Marketing Ploys that Appeal to Spiritual Dabblers Anyway??? /// prAna Clothing Goes for It Again!

Look, we know there are a lot of cynical purists out there who think companies that yoga bleach their products in order to appeal to yoga practitioners are cheap. We know a lot of you feel that when a company

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How Good is It to Take a Break From Yoga Culture? /// So Good /// [PLUS] Exciting Babs News

Sometimes you gotta get as far away from yoga culture blah blab bleep blurb burp blorp talk as you can. This is especially true if you’re a Babarazzini. For serious! Shit just, like, piles UP…IN…YR…BRAAAAAIN, and pretty soon you find

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How Good is It to Take a Break From Yoga Culture? /// So Good /// [PLUS] Exciting Babs News

Sometimes you gotta get as far away from yoga culture blah blab bleep blurb burp blorp talk as you can. This is especially true if you’re a Babarazzini. For serious! Shit just, like, piles UP…IN…YR…BRAAAAAIN, and pretty soon you find

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[POSTER] “Attack of the Yogilebrity!!!!”

Friend or foe? Nobody knows! Beware, the yogilebrity! A phenomenon that has grown beyond its own good… Are yogilebrities even aware of their own size? When they’re in marketing mode, we think “yes.” When they’re in “free yoga event in

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[POSTER] “Attack of the Yogilebrity!!!!”

Friend or foe? Nobody knows! Beware, the yogilebrity! A phenomenon that has grown beyond its own good… Are yogilebrities even aware of their own size? When they’re in marketing mode, we think “yes.” When they’re in “free yoga event in