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House of Bikram

Chris Peak | Posted 05.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Chris Peak

There's unrest brewing in the world of yoga. If you watched ABC's Nightline last week or read the story in Vanity Fair last month, Bikram Choudhury, the eponymous Guru that helped transform the bodies of housewives and college grads with liberal arts degrees, is under pressure.

Eleazar David Melendez

Bikram Yoga Founder Faces Suit For Alleged Rape, Sexual Harassment And Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business

The guru behind a popular style of yoga currently facing allegations of rape and sexual assault inspired fear in his employees and runs his company "l...

A Light Look at Naughty Gurus and Yoga's Five Steps of Suffering

James Brown | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

How does perception of another individual become so skewed that we are shocked when we learn of their mortal shortfalls? And why does seeing the dark side of a teacher hurt so much more than if the corner grocer or local barista does the same thing?

Jordan Schultz

Pro Athletes Turning To Yoga

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports

It's 105 degrees in a yoga studio in New York, and Joe Johnson is in one of 26 possible set stretching poses. Johnson, a six-time NBA All-Star, is ...

Chariots of Fire: A Conflict on the Battlefield of American Yoga Culture

Jill Lawson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

If we want to keep the American yoga chariot we're riding from crashing and burning in its own funeral pyre, we must respect the spiritual wisdom from which it was born. Perhaps it's time to put our desires aside and allow Arjuna, with the help of Krishna, take back the reins.

Last-Minute Travel Gift Guide

Karen Loftus | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Karen Loftus

From tech toys to fashion-forward gear and on-the-go gifts that tackle health and wellness while away, this guide covers all lifestyle aspects for the travel savvy.

Hot Yoga Kicked My Ass, And I Liked It

Valerie Frankel | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

I tried Bikram yoga. Twenty-six poses in 90 minutes in a room heated to 104 degrees. My first three sessions were horrible, okay and great, in that order. After my triumphant third session -- I got through every pose, no light-headedness or true misery -- I thought, "Hot yoga is my bitch."

Should You Try Hot Yoga?

Posted 10.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Niya Jones M.D., M.P.H. Introduced in the 1970s, Bikram yoga has been gaining in popularity ever sinc...

The Sweet Taste of Resentment in the Morning: My Month With Bikram Yoga

Alison Preece | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Alison Preece

My visibly-trembling muscles shake globs of sweat off my patchy, red skin while my hair manages to both frizz up and clamp on my skin all at once. The picture of Zen, I am not.

Is Yoga Ready for the Olympics?

Valerie Reiss | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Valerie Reiss

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.

Does Yoga Count As Cardio?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 03.28.2012 | Health and Fitness
Ben Greenfield

We all expect that yoga will stretch your muscles, increase your flexibility and help you to relax and de-stress. But there have been a lot of Bikram yoga advocates who claim that it burns up to 1,000 calories per session. Can that be true?

No Joke: Mom Brings 4-Year-Old To Hot Yoga Class

momlogic.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Twenty-six postures in a 104-degree room for 90 minutes is an intense workout. So imagine my shock this weekend when a mommy yogi brought her 4-year-o...

Yoga: From Annoyance To Grace in 90 Minutes Flat

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yoga works, in spite of all the annoying teachers and students, myself included. All I had to do was roll out my mat, get on it and move. The rest would come.

Finding the Perfect Yoga for You

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

People are always asking me what kind of yoga they should do. So to them I say, yoga practice is like wine appreciation -- the best way to learn is to taste.

From Cancer To Yoga: 10 Year Nap, My Ass!

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yesterday, my mom called to tell me about this book she was reading: The Ten-Year Nap, by Meg Wolitzer. Since these days, most of my reading is done ...