Yeah, That’s Right, I’m the Yoga Language Police

The following is adapted from a Yoga Studio Instructor’s Guide that I wrote for my hot yoga studio. The heat specific references won’t apply to everyone, obviously, but I hope they are still instructive. A professional yoga studio should allow instructors a good amount of autonomy in how they teach their classes. However, there are …

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Yoga Off the Path

Many people practicing within the Western yoga tradition share a belief that ‘hatha yoga’ is an ancient spiritual practice. It is not. Contemporary hatha yoga is a worldwide phenomenon that originated in the early 20th century as a synthesis of Western physical exercise regimes and traditional Indian hatha yoga.

An Open Apology to the Women Who Were Abused by Bikram Choudhury

A Los Angeles jury recently found Bikram Choudhury liable for $924,500 in compensatory damages after finding he had subjected an employee to harassment and retaliation. The same jury later hit him with a punitive award of $6,400,000 for just generally acting like a despicable human being. There are several more women who have outstanding lawsuits …

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