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Issues of Yoga Movement

The Best Thing to Happen to Yoga in 2013

As I walked into the gym and began unloading my “stuff” in preparation for my regular Thursday noontime, corporate yoga class, there was a young guy – an employee of this tech company – casually shooting hoops. While I know many of the players at this firm, […]

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Court Ruling: Yoga Allowed in Schools

Here following is an article about a recent court decision to allow yoga to be taught in a California school district. Some were trying to ban yoga from the schools claiming it as a religion, i.e. part of Hinduism. As we know, yoga is a practice; it […]

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Some Like It Hot – NOT

Hot yoga has become quite popular in some circles of the contemporary American yoga movement. One of the “pioneers” of hot yoga is Mr Bikram Choudhury, who has branded Bikram Yoga. This post examines the foundations of hot yoga as well as the ways of its famed […]

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Top Ten Reasons Why Yoga Should Not Be an Olympic Event

With the 2012 Summer Olympic games underway this past weekend in London, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on why yoga should not become an Olympic event. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against the Olympics per se. Here the only point is that yoga […]

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The John Friend Scandal Goes Mainstream

The account of the downfall of one of the most famous asana teachers in the contemporary American yoga movement has gone mainstream. A link to the feature article in the Washington Post is below. Initially, back in February, when the story first broke I shared my thoughts […]

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The John Friend Scandal – The Great Benefit

Over the last 2 weeks, the John Friend scandal has been uncovered, if not blown open, and brought to the fore. A link describing the chain of events is below. While there are many angles to evaluate this issue, perhaps the most beneficial one is that which […]

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The Yoga Room: SFO

Look what opened this week at the San Francisco Airport: The Yoga Room… And yes in case you were wondering, San Francisco Airport already has a place for meditation known as the reflection room: “This tranquil space is perfect to get away from the hubbub. There is […]

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Issues in the Yoga Movement

No movement is without its debates and controversies. As yoga moves from east to west, there is a growing discussion about its presentation. In particular, in the past week, there have been some bigger discussions coming to the fore. For those who like debate and controversy – […]

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