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Ok, I know we’re not supposed to talk about money + yoga because that’s taboo. But. Yoga’s complicated. It can be at once an ascetic spiritual practice, an embodied meditation tool, a commodified secular fitness regimen, an ancient ethical philosophy, and a New Age approach to wellness.

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We rarely pause to consider the functions of the organs that process and assimilate our food into our bodies. Yet without our digestive system, our bodies would lack the essential nutrients to keep our beings healthy and vibrant. In this post, we will explore how our habitual body positioning can throw our digestive systems out of whack.

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Solstice in Times Square 2017 | photo credit: Amy Hart

"This pose is the timeline of your life." "Feel the stranger's bum in your face right now." "Turn to face Bubba Gump Shrimp." - Overheard at Mind Over Madness Yoga in Times, Square NYC. It's here, the Solstice has arrived. Happy Summer! Did you make it to Times Square for the annual event? If not, [...]

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photo: Gabriel Bouys

Ed Harris, the steely eyed, chiseled chinned actor known for his unmistakably stellar and often serious acting style, who currently plays "Man in Black" in HBO's Westworld, and every great dramatic role to the moon and back (See Apollo 13, Glengarry Glen Ross, A History of Violence, Gravity, etc.), whose performances are so unwavering you wonder if he [...]

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yoga-industrial-complex

Pop culture continues to enjoy a glossy-eyed love affair with yoga. But many long-time practitioners and professionals are discovering that, somewhere along their journey over the last decade or so, either yoga or they have changed.

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Summer Solstice yoga in Times Square 2016.

It's happening. June 21 is the Summer Solstice (we know, already??) and that means it's also time for saluting the sun in Times Square. As of today, registration is open for you and approximately 9,999 of your yogi friends to get your Mind Over Madness—that's what they call it, no it's not a protest march. [...]

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abigoliah-plank

As a professional stand-up comedian living in London, my job is to create laughter, which can be a by-product of happiness. But laughter does not mean happiness and happiness does not mean vitality. In fact, this article isn’t even about comedy, it’s about my other passion: yoga. Well, yoga and depression.

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Bad boys, bad boys...whatcha gonna do? Maybe get arrested for not handing over what you owe when you lost your sexual harassment lawsuit and probably illegally hiding your luxury cars and lying about being bankrupt? If you're new to the Bikram rape suit saga, his potential arrest may come as a surprise (then, again, if [...]

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Have you been noticing how much yoga has infiltrated every part of our culture or have you just been desensitized to the saturation by now? (Rhetorical.) ABC is premiering a new comedy in the hopes that yoga's trendiness hasn't quite peaked just yet. On tonight, right after Modern Family's season finale (so you know they're [...]

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