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In the event you're not participating in mindful debate watching *gasp* or getting in some tilt-your-glass-asana (drinking games are BIG this election season) you can try your luck practicing what the Wall Street Journal suggests: debate yoga. Yes, that's Wall Street Journal recommending yoga for your debate-watching sanity. In case you can stomach even watching [...]


by Kate Krumsiek Sometimes when I have new student, I’ll introduce myself and let them know that I don’t offer a traditional vinyasa practice; I offer a slower-motion movement class that will invite them to track sensations throughout their body as they move in novel ways. There can be distinct moment of disappointment that hangs [...]

Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs not demonstrating a yoga pose, but we can pretend. | photo credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

It’s no coincidence that it’s been 108 years since the Cubs won a pennant. The number is as sacred as it gets. As Grant DePorter pointed out in a Sept. 23 Sun Times column, there are a weird amount of 108 coincidences with the Cubs


We love quick, to the point how-to meditation videos. They're super helpful! Give us some adorable animation to boot and we are happy meditating campers. This cute "Meditation 101" video from Happify isn't a guided meditation per se but it will help guide you on your way towards a regular meditation practice, especially if you've [...]


In the last twenty years, yoga in the west has gone from a guru-driven model to a market-driven model. Decisions still often come from atop a pyramid. But now, the directives are based more on aggregated data than on the presumed authority of an ancient wisdom.


A 2016 study found that 36.7 million people practice yoga in the US. Let’s say the average cost of a class is $15 (a steal in most yoga-dense areas). If every practitioner donated the cost of a single class to charity, well, that would be a lot of money. More than $550 million to be precise. [...]

photo via InYoga Center facebook

The yoga landscape is eternally changing and we're losing a lot of good-ness through the cracks. Are we being too dramatic? Maybe. But when it comes to "mom and pop" yoga studios trying to make it through the mud of the yoga business like the little lotus that could, it's hardly an overstatement. As it [...]


"Just giving [a] banana doesn't work." - Mingyur Rinpoche Meditation is intimidating to a lot of people, and likely the reason many don't even attempt try it. How can I possibly STILL my mind and think of NOTHING? But, hey sad eyes, don't get discouraged. Here's the trick, you don't have to! We've seen and [...]

Waking up is hard sometimes. | image via YogaWakeUp instagram

Wake up to yoga. Literally. A new yoga alarm could change the way we greet the day. Most alarms get a pretty bad rap — it's their job to be annoying and disruptive — and no matter what beep bop boop or blaring siren you choose, they're usually met with some form of ughhh. But [...]