yoga

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...

Yoga & Black People — Maybe Some Just Aren’t Interested

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There’s been a lot of talk about the lack of diversity in yoga classes.  White faces seem to flock to yoga classes, even those in gentrified neighborhoods. We can scream at the top of our lungs that yes, some of us black people enjoy yoga....

Yes, Jen, Black Women Practice Yoga Too

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By now you’ve probably read about the totally ridiculous yoga post heard-round-the-Internet that got Jen Polachek dragged so hard she changed her byline to “Jen Caron.” Without going into too many details—because believe me, her piece had waaaaay too many—I’ll give you the short version....

American Men Still Won’t Embrace Yoga, You Know, Because It’s a ‘Chick Workout’

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Confession: I love yoga. I love yoga so much that I absolutely hate when people rag on it. The dumbest thing anyone could ever say is that it’s not a “real workout.” To which I always reply, “Of course it’s not! The goal is to...

California Yoga Studio Faces Criticism Over “Ghetto” Themed Class

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Remember when N.W.A stood for “N*ggas With Attitude”? Well a California yoga studio came up with a novel idea and took N.W.A to a whole different level.  Namaste. With. Attitude. As part of it’s “ghetto fabulous” themed class yogis wore do-rags and threw up gang signs,...