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Yoga Culture

On Wellness and Class in America (And Why Thug Kitchen and That Soul-Cycle-For-the-Homeless Guy Are -- Not? -- So Funny)

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

We know poverty and poor health are intimately intertwined. But the issue illuminated by these viral posts is that living healthfully is being increasingly understood as a luxurious perquisite, rather than as intrinsic to human wellbeing, regardless of social station.

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.

Yoga's Dark Side

Erin Motz | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Motz

There's a giant pink elephant on the yoga mat, and I'm just gonna come out and say it. How come when I go to any new-to-me yoga studio, or hang out with a group of "yoga people," I feel more judged there than anywhere else?

Oiled in My Yoga Spandex

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 03.09.2012 | Home
Jesse Aizenstat

The pill of ignorance that is offered in many American yoga studios is as dogmatic as it is silly. It's cafeteria-style theology -- for $15 bucks a session.