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Jay-Z ‘s got ’99 problems’ but a stanky yoga mat ain’t one. Jay’s been opening for the UK based band Coldplay the past month and has noticed the flexible on stage presence of Lead Singer Chris Martin: ‘Chris hasn’t tried […]

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A question for meditators and yoga practitioners: As a meditator, I’ve wanted to get into yoga for a long time now. I finally went to my first real yoga class at OM Yoga, a center located near Union Square in […]

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While studying Buddhism and practicing meditation feel rather natural to me, integrating a yoga practice continues to be a struggle. Living in New York, there are a dizzying number of options when it comes to selecting a yoga class and, […]

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A yoga legend, Pattabhi Jois, just passed away. He was 93 years old, and was an icon in the yoga community, and especially the ashtanga yoga community of which he is considered the modern founder. (image from ashtanganews.com)

Sat down on the mat last week at the beginning of a class, cross-legged, spine straight, ready for the usual salmagundi of philosophy and self-help that starts many nyc yoga classes. “A reading from Jack Kornfield today,” the teacher said. […]

This past Saturday, before my usual 1o:30 yoga class, the teacher read this quote: “Begin the morning by saying to yourself, ‘I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial. All these things happen to them by […]

Hi all, I had to share this…my boy Dharma Mittra was on Regis and Kelly for a pose-off. Strange world we live in….but…go Dharma.

The class structure is very clearly stapled to the bulletin board, laminated in the school colors, orange and blue. “Tune In! Warm Up! Learn and Try! Relaxation!” They know their sun salutation, are getting the poses down. They know what […]

There are retreats in Costa Rica and catalogs full of expensive courses at Kripalu and Omega. There are studios full of $20 courses. But what if you can’t afford these things or they’re totally off your radar? Maybe this will […]

I’ve been sprinkled with holy water; immersed myself, head to toe, sans makeup, nail polish, clothing, and moisturizer, in a mikvah (the Jewish ritual bath); and finally had an Asian woman snap her fingers at me. ItalBuJu. That’s not a […]

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