Category Archives: Humor

Podcast #42 – Exposing Yoga Myths (part 4)

Oh, so much more we discuss. Listen here for: Some things that we love about yoga in our personal practice and how we use it as a tool with students and clients. Yes, our book criticizes concepts often taught in yoga teacher trainings. Being critical doesn’t mean that we’re being negative. We’re criticizing something we love because we want to make it better. Some thoughts on the importance of critical thinking. Click here for Ariana’s article for Mind Body Green. Hit us up and share your thoughts 🙂 #complimentsandwich  

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8 Reasons Why Martial Arts Will Make Your Kid a Better Person

As a general statement, I think that movement (especially learning skilled movement) is important for young children. While there are arguments for and against specializations in sports at a young age, it seems that a variety of movement and skills can be more transferable to everyday life and can provide more options for movement choices later in life as we age. It’s also important that kids have fun and enjoy whatever activity they are doing, so that they are more likely to stick with a healthier lifestyle. Considering all of this, I decided to enroll my (at the time) 3 Read more…

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How to Stay Centered While Hurtling Toward the End of the Year

I may sound like a grumpy grouch, but truth be told, while many love this time of the year, I find it destabilizing. All the activity, along with Duane Reade’s unnecessarily early displays, emphasizes how the end of the year is looming upon us. Basically, once Halloween ends, the deluge of Christmas/Holidays decorations, songs and general vibration is overstimulating to my senses and triggers all kinds of stressful thoughts. Like? Allow me to share: The true meaning of any holiday seems to be lost on us and is replaced by violent over-consumption. Nobody really knows how these holidays came to Read more…

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 3. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

Here’s part 3 of our interview with Ariana. We wrap up our conversation talking about lies of the yoga and fitness industry. Does yoga give you long and lean muscles? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The cleansing craze. Rage Against the Machine. Fuck you! I won’t do what you tell me! Please share your thoughts.

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 2. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

Enjoyed the first interview? Here’s the second in which we continue to discuss cultural (mis)appropriation, making money off of yoga and the Dunning–Kruger effect. Let us know what you think.

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 1. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

We talk to our friend and colleague, Ariana from Yoga and Beyond about our upcoming ebook, Exposing Yoga Myths. Amidst all the giggling and cursing we discuss the provenance of SMARTer Bodies, cultural misappropriation in the yoga world, infallible gurus, and how we’re not afraid to contextualize yoga in science and physiology. Enjoy!

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How to Not Kill Yourself Using a Neti Pot or How to Bang Open Your 3rd Eye

So one morning, Melissa, like the good little yogini she is, decided to use her neti pot.  Using the neti pot is one of the 6 cleansing rituals or kriyas described in the complete yoga system (and probably that’s about as far as she’ll go with that.  Go ahead and read what the rest are.  Then you decide if you want go all the way).  Mel loves to neti.  As someone who suffers from allergies and sinus infections it can be a life saver! In goes the appropriate amount of non-iodized salt.  Believe it or not this can vary from Read more…

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Damn Yoga Wussies

So by now you’ve probably heard about a Fox News (News?  Oh right, “News”) report about how American children practicing yoga is turning an entire generation into “Wussies.”  Here’s the thing, as much as we don’t love to say we agree with anything on this program, some of the statements they make, at least seem to ring true. Yoga, for us, is not practiced with the intention of being a sport.  So when it is being talked about as the “fastest growing sport in America” that’s probably more a reflection of the attitudes our country has towards a physical movement Read more…

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Best Names for Yoga Poses…Ever!!!

Ok, we had to share what Yoga Dork has posted today.  We love how this blog always brings the funny and pop of what is going on in the yoga world.  This has to be one of the best! Check out the Real Names for Yoga Poses, in Handy Chart Form: Click on the image to get a better view and see what Yoga Dork says about it. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Which is your favorite?

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