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Bikram Yoga

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Yoga?

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dani Alpert

I don't know why I was surprised that there was two yoga classes a day, during my week long yoga retreat in Mexico. It was a friggin' yoga retreat!! The classes were wonderful, but I was a little bored. Why did I go? Someone had put it on my to-do list. Oh, yeah, that was me.

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.

Found! The Fountain Of Youth For Those Over 50

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Before we begin, I know there are lots of tonics, miracle vitamins, hormone therapy, cleanses and diets that have claimed to be the Fountain of Youth for those of us past age 50. So before you suspend belief or stop reading, check out this recent photo of me.

Pain and Prana: The Yoga-Related Injury

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cat del Valle Castellanos

"Yoga-related injuries." The phrase sounds ridiculous. I've been backcountry skiing, diving with sharks, and this is how I get injured? Who does this?

Why You Should Go to Paris and Try Bikram Yoga

Uloop | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Uloop

She boasted about the benefits, claiming it "encourages healthy living," blah blah blah. Sure, why not? I have nothing to lose -- except maybe the extra pounds acquired from too many baguettes and cheese.

Carolyn Gregoire

LOOK: How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yog...

Yoga Manners for Sweaty Men

Meena Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Meena Khan

Just because yoga teaches us acceptance does not mean that any yogi should have carte blanche to sully a neighbour's mat with his sweat or to traumatize a fellow yogi with the sight of his flaccid phallus or wet bum.

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...

Show Me the Half-Full Glass

Lai-Lai Jenkins | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lai-Lai Jenkins

If you can't seem to see the glass half-full, surround yourself with people that can. Find a supportive community; look for people with similar interests who understand you and will be able to provide you with the encouraging words you need to hear.

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.

Hotheaded

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Rather than try to make someone sound wrong, the purpose of this article is to explore the potential yoga postures have to open the body so that we may sit for longer periods of time as was always intended.

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...

September Is National Yoga Awareness Month

Erica Diamond | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Erica Diamond

If you think you won't enjoy it, or that it's not a workout, or that you won't get toned, or if you think yoga is for freaks, I want to leave you with five reasons: Why yoga?

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.

A Yoga Competition: My Rabbit Pose Is Better Than Your Downward-Facing Dog

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The judges will be watching – were the competitor's knees locked? Were the wrists straight? Did the forehead and the knee conne...

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?

Off The Mat, Into Court: Lawsuit Pits Bikram And Yoga To The People

nytimes.com | MEREDITH HOFFMAN | Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Bikram Choudhury, the millionaire founder of Bikram Yoga, believes his kind of yoga belongs to him -- he has even copyrighted it. Now, he has sued Yog...

My Mirror, Myself

Renata Helfman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Renata Helfman

Have you ever felt like you look in the mirror too much? I'm raising my own hand very high as I pose that question.

In Yoga, When Is a Pose More Than Just a Pose?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Stewart J. Lawrence

Many long-time yoga practitioners are disturbed by how "commercialized" yoga, now a $6 billion industry, has become. But that doesn't make today's yoga any less "authentic," or even less spiritually-minded.

Attitude

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Attitude is more impressive to me than money, credentials, appearance, or even talent. Attitude is something that lives deep within us. When life throws all kinds of curve balls at us, I believe that 90% of the outcome has to do with how we react.

The Right Fit: My Journey With Yoga

Trish Kinney | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

Having learned some very valuable lessons about what is important from my cancer experience, I decided to become more powerful than the stress that constantly had its way with me. And I've been working on it in a small yoga studio.

40.5 Things to Do in L.A. Without Your Car

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

With the 405 shutting down, I find myself excited for my upcoming Westside staycation. City officials may encourage us to leave, but this list of the amazing things we can do locally illustrates just how great being a Westsider is.