This is about as breaking as news gets in the yoga world, so we had to share. Perhaps inspired by the infamous comments of lululemon’s founder, lulu’s latest product offering/innovation appears to be a yoga pant that fits any body, shape, or size…
Here’s the specs on the pants in case you’re still wondering whether this is a good option for you:
Goodbye pants, hello comfort…Have a nice weekend!
Time to turn up the volume! MC Yogi just released a sweet new music video that has me pumped about his new album, Mantras, Beats & Meditations, set to release on April 1. His videos always have great visuals, but A.U.M. may be my new favorite. It’s tough to beat the combination of great lyrics, thumping beat, and some impressive yoga poses.
For lovers of yoga history, this is a great little presentation by A.G. Mohan sharing his thoughts on the legacy and teachings of yoga luminary Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). “Let the message not be lost…”
Krishnamacharya was unique in many ways — as a master of yoga, as a teacher, as an Ayurvedic physician and as a scholar.
In the West, Krishnamacharya is mostly known for his contribution to the revival of the more physically oriented disciplines and practices of hatha yoga. Therefore, he is often referred to as “the father of modern yoga.”
The notion that Krishnamacharya practiced and taught yoga that was somehow “new” or “modern” is primarily due to the many distortions or misunderstandings about the link between the physical practices of hatha yoga and the meditational practices of raja yoga. He was the conservator of the ancient teachings of raja yoga.
As a master of yoga and a great scholar, he practiced and linked the physical practices of hatha yoga with the mental states of samadhi described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Let us listen to the great master on what is yoga.
View the rest of the transcript at Krishnamacharya.net.
If there was a drug that could mimic the effects of yoga, it would probably be the world’s best-selling drug.” ~Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.
Thought this was a pretty interesting interview with John Denninger, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, who led a five-year study that revealed how yoga and meditation practice affect genes and brain activity in the chronically stressed. It’s science, people!