yoga

Is Yoga Cultural Appropriation?

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"It’s worth questioning why, over the years, the face of yoga has transformed into something that’s thin, white and blonde,"

Yes, ‘Big Girls’ Do Yoga Too. Here Are 4 of Our Instagram Favs

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For years celebrities and magazines have been touting yoga as a great way to get your mind and body right, but for many it seems like the ancient practice is only geared toward a certain type of body: super thin. Last year, XOJane published an...

Janelle Monáe Releases ‘Yoga’ Video & Claps Back On Twitter

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Do not come for Janelle Monáe, because she will clap back. Yesterday a user on Twitter thought he’d share his two cents with Janelle, but quickly learned she’s not having it. The tweet he sent Janelle (from his now private account) said: “girl stop being...

Janelle Monae and Jidenna Releases New Song ‘Yoga’

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In anticipation of the compilation EP Wondaland Presents The EEPHUS, Janelle Monae and Jidenna have released a new song called “Yoga”. But, don’t let the title fool you. “Yoga” is definitely not about crouching dog or whatever poses it typically consists of. Monae’s new song definitely has...

One Woman Brings Yoga to a Chicago Neighborhood

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Tameka Lawson is changing her Chicago neighborhood one yoga pose as at a time.  Lawson, a yoga enthusiast for only a year, is the executive director of I Grow Chicago, a non-profit organization in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Lawson said she started practicing yoga because she needed...

5 Yoga Myths Debunked

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If you think yoga is just a bunch of people in Lululemon performing gentle, relaxed poses, think again. Yoga is an intense exercise that‘s designed to ease your mind and whip your body into shape. And that’s just the start. New York City-based Taj Harris...