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What’s Your Yoga? Take the Quiz, Flowchart Style!

What’s Your Yoga? Take the Quiz, Flowchart Style! | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
How does Katonah Fit IN.Curious what style of yoga you’re into? Think you already know, but curious to test your bent? Feast your eyes on this phantasmagorical yoga quiz! If there’s anything we dig in infographicsland it’s a well done flowchart.
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Broga: Finally, Yoga for Dudes

Broga: Finally, Yoga for Dudes | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
If you’re a guy who feels too shy or emasculated by the idea of attending a yoga class among a sea of women, you can now feel at ease at “Broga,” a studio and practice geared toward men.
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Is Yoga Ready for the Olympics?

Is Yoga Ready for the Olympics? | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

"Though we in the competition-squeamish yoga community have been repeatedly assured that yoga competitions are historically common in India, your first time can be shocking. That was my experience at least, at the Hudson Theater in Midtown Manhattan, watching the 2012 United States Yoga Asana Championship, New York Regional edition. My shock started at the door, where instead of being handed a ticket, a woman slashed a bright blue "X" on my right hand with a Sharpie (instant college keg party flashback). Then a Bikram-heavy marketplace greeted us, an orgy of teeny shorts and bra tops in many colors."


Don't know if this article was supposed to be serious, but the title made me laugh. "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well" said Pierre Coubertin. Still Far from the yoga practice. 

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Star Wars Characters In Various Yoga Poses

Star Wars Characters In Various Yoga Poses | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
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Is Your Yoga Safe? Ruminations on Adaptations

Is Your Yoga Safe? Ruminations on Adaptations | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

“In the end, it is not Western scientific knowledge of the human body that will make Yoga safer. Changing the students approach to the discipline of yoga and the practice of asana will create the greatest shift.”

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6 Simple Yoga Stretches for Daily De-Stressing

6 Simple Yoga Stretches for Daily De-Stressing | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
Sitting in one position all day makes Jack a dull boy. We break down six office stretches that will loosen tight muscles and re-energize your daily routine.
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The Risks And Rewards Of Practicing Yoga : NPR

The Risks And Rewards Of Practicing Yoga : NPR | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
Yoga can be extremely beneficial, but it also can be quite dangerous. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Broad examines the pleasures and pitfalls of the practice in his latest book, The Science of Yoga.
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‘The Science of Yoga’ Considers the Practice’s Benefits

‘The Science of Yoga’ Considers the Practice’s Benefits | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

Broad’s objective is simple enough: to evaluate in scientific terms the claims made for yoga. But this turns out to be more complicated than it seems. For one thing, there are the sheer number and variety of those claims: yoga, it is said, can prevent heart disease, reverse aging, eliminate pain, and bestow serenity and peace. Broad patiently and exhaustively examines the evidence for each of these assertions, revealing surprises along the way.

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The Zen of Air Travel: San Francisco Airport Opens Yoga Room

The Zen of Air Travel: San Francisco Airport Opens Yoga Room | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

The San Francisco International Airport continues its quest to make itself its own destination. The airport has just opened a yoga room for harried travelers seeking a moment of peace following airport security.

In Terminal 2, serving Virgin America and American Airlines passengers, SFO’s “Zen Room” is reportedly the first of its kind.


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My 2 Cents about "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body"

Leslie Kaminoff comments on the NY Times article "How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body." Read more at http://www.yogaanatomy.org.
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More Reactions to NYT on Yoga: President of IYNAUS, Salon.com, The Awl, Baxter Bell via Yoga Journal

More Reactions to NYT on Yoga: President of IYNAUS, Salon.com, The Awl, Baxter Bell via Yoga Journal | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
The yoga community is on the defensive and they’ve already made some pretty pointed counters [Is The New York Times Wrecking Yoga? The Community Responds] to the New York Times article heard round the yoga world.
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The 10 things you’ll do once you start yoga (that have nothing to do with yoga).

The 10 things you’ll do once you start yoga (that have nothing to do with yoga). | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
If you do yoga, then for sure you have tried most if not all of these things. None of which have anything whatsoever to do with yoga.
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Albert Einstein: The MindBodyGreen Connection

Albert Einstein: The MindBodyGreen Connection | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

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To Some Hindus, Modern Yoga Has Lost Its Way : NPR

To Some Hindus, Modern Yoga Has Lost Its Way : NPR | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans practice some form of yoga. But some Hindus say yoga in the U.S. has strayed too far from its spiritual roots. One Hindu group has even launched a "Take Back Yoga" campaign.
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Yoga-for-Trophy-Wives Fitness Fad That’s Alienating Discipline Devotees

Yoga-for-Trophy-Wives Fitness Fad That’s Alienating Discipline Devotees | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
The heirs of Ashtanga-yoga guru Krishna Pattabhi Jois have partnered with the wife of a billionaire hedge-funder to market the master’s teachings—throwing many Jois disciples off balance.
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Bad Karma: Can Yoga and Capitalism Get Along?

Bad Karma: Can Yoga and Capitalism Get Along? | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
The philosophical rift plaguing the practice of yoga in the United States: Is it a life path, or a business model?
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Medicare covers yoga for heart disease

Medicare covers yoga for heart disease | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

Hospitals can now bill Medicare for their patient's yoga and group discussion sessions because the Ornish program is an approved intensive cardiac rehab program, a new class of cardiac rehab created by Congress in 2009.
Traditional cardiac rehab, developed in the 1950s and covered by Medicare since 1982, focuses almost exclusively on exercise -- getting patients out of bed and the blood flowing again.

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Mick Jagger at 68: Yoga, Smoothies & Avocados

Mick Jagger at 68: Yoga, Smoothies & Avocados | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
Mick, rock n 'roll ;-)
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Yoga Teachers: What My Friends Think I Do vs. What I Do

Yoga Teachers: What My Friends Think I Do vs. What I Do | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
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Yoga helps Giants prep for Super Bowl

Yoga helps Giants prep for Super Bowl | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

The New York Giants biggest bruisers may have a yoga instructor to thank if they manage to bend the events at Lucas Oil Stadium in their favor Sunday.

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Former French Pro Snowboarders Launch Surf & Yoga Travel Concept

Former French Pro Snowboarders Launch Surf & Yoga Travel Concept | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
Need to unwind after a heavy winter of pounding groomers, check this Yoga / Surf retreat out.
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Robert Downey Jr Gets His Yoga On!

Robert Downey Jr Gets His Yoga On! | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it
Robert Downey Jr. covers Men's Fitness magazine, where he's photographed getting his yoga on with our friend, rock-star yogi, Vinnie Marino!
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Can Yoga Be Bad for You? | KQED

Can Yoga Be Bad for You? | KQED | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

Yoga Journal estimates that Americans spend over $5 billion a year on yoga classes and products. And this should come as no surprise -- yoga is credited with lifting moods, revitalizing sex and reducing stress. But a recent New York Times Magazine article focused on how yoga can also cause serious injury. We discuss the safe practice of yoga.

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Is The New York Times Wrecking Yoga? The Community Responds

Is The New York Times Wrecking Yoga? The Community Responds | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

The yoga community is strong-willed and strongly opinionated, so of course a story like this slapped in the Old Grey Lady with a head-turning title (pun intended) wouldn’t go without a response, including our own. So what happens when you go throwing around anecdotal examples of yoga’s injurious nature to a crowd of yoga practitioners, teachers, and tertiary supporters?

Read on for full responses and perspectives from Iyengar Yoga teacher Roger Cole (who was [mis]quoted in the article), Ph.D., NYC’s legendary Ashtangi Eddie Stern, followed by Physical Therapist Marshall Hagins and chiropractor Rick Bartz. [update: more from Perter Ferko,

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Yoga Injuries and Battered Egos, ‘How Yoga Wrecks the Body’ via The New York Times

Yoga Injuries and Battered Egos, ‘How Yoga Wrecks the Body’ via The New York Times | Yoga For The Non-Cliche Yogi | Scoop.it

Then again, if we naively accept that yoga (as in asana) is all-healing and that you don’t have to be conscious while practicing, just relenting your body to the powers or the power-driven teachers that be, then we’re setting ourselves up for a world of pain.

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