The Danger Of Yoga

Yoga is a practice, it is a study, it is discipline, it is a pleasure but most of all it’s a way of being. Yoga opens us in ways we never thought imaginable, usually starting with the body but ultimately opening our mind. Yoga can be intense, relaxing, strenuous, easeful. Yoga is many, many things, but easy to define, it is not. From simply good exercise to cult-like status, yoga has been...

Get your Asana out of here…The Lululemon Ad campaign for Yoga

Lululemon has long been a lifestyle brand, famous for its athleisure and athletic gear. From their visual branding to the classes they hold in store, Lululemon has been synonymous with sweating your way to health and happiness in high performance, fashionable kit. The brand’s latest campaign takes a step beyond offering a lifestyle, however: now, it is selling a philosophy.  Take a look.  This is...

International Arrest Warrant Issued for Bikram Choudhury

Hot Yoga ‘Guru’ Accused of Sexual Harassment Bikram Choudhury’s signature ‘hot yoga’ practice is famed for its cultivation of the euphoric, spiritually energised state that earned him a cult following. But these days, Choudhury is arguably more famous for the scandal associated with allegations of his sexual misconduct. On the run In the wake of multiple sexual harassment claims brought against...

Yoga Mats From London Are Empowering Women Leaving India’s Sex Trade

London-based start-up, CorkYogis, is selling sustainable cork yoga mats to support women recently freed from Kolkata’s sex trade. Human trafficking is one of the world’s most serious problems, with an estimated 35 million people shackled to fates no one would choose. 14 million of these people are held captive in India. After visiting Kolkata, India’s trafficking capital, British Indian Laura...

Kasia Kowalska to Teach a Kharity Klass

We’ve got another delicious interview with graduate Kasia, who will be teaching for us on 9 June. Sign up here!   YogaLondon: How long have you been practicing yoga? Kasia: It’s been over 8 years now. YogaLondon: What was your first yoga experience like? Kasia: My first yoga experience was a pregnancy yoga class, when I was pregnant with my first son; I absolutely loved it...

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