January 23, 2011 |
For Jodi Guber, yoga has always been more of a lifestyle than a mere fitness endeavor. Which is why the designer and certified yoga instructor recently retooled and renamed her yoga-inspired clothing line, Beyond Yoga, to reflect what it's gradually evolved into ? a comfort-based lifestyle brand with an athletic component. The rechristened label, I am Beyond, still offers the high-quality clingy yoga pants, support bras and ribbed tanks that made it a favorite among fitness-fanatic celebs including Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Blake Lively.
August 16, 2009
Re: "Yoga mats in the outfield," Aug. 3: You brought back memories for me of days gone by, as the Angels and I back in the 1950s practiced yoga together at the request of Gene Autry and commissioned by the city of Palm Springs. The Angels and I were 50 years ahead of our time in the Asiatic studies of yoga. Many thanks for your interest. Jean Farrar Palm Springs
July 20, 1997
I found "Lotus Blossoms" (June 19) on demystifying yoga disturbing. Having spent several months in India researching yoga for my doctoral dissertation, I discovered that we in the West do not know what yoga is nor what it can do. It should not be an option to replace aerobics or jogging. Taking the ancient science of yoga out of context and turning it into an ordinary method of maintaining physical fitness can become dangerous not only to the uninitiated, but also to the science of yoga itself.
July 21, 1997 |
After some gentle pressuring from my son, who says he cares deeply about my health, I recently attended a yoga class. Not only did it promise a needed physical workout, but I also looked forward to the possibility of reduced stress and perhaps a glimpse of meditation. Then yogi Stew, the teacher, mentioned he had a Web site. By the time the spiritual high of his energizing and healing yoga postures had begun to vaporize, I was at the computer to take a look.
May 14, 2005 |
Bikram Choudhury, the Indian yoga guru who became a multimillionaire by popularizing "hot yoga" in America, has settled with a coalition of yoga studios that challenged the copyright to his version of the discipline -- an art form that is thousands of years old.
September 4, 2012 |
Justin Bieber showed off a new tattoo Monday on Twitter. The 18-year-old singer posted a shirtless picture displaying his new ink: a tattoo of a crown on his right chest. Cool tat Biebs, now what's with the hair and that pained face? [E! Online] Old Navy is doing some sartorial damage control after a sharp-eyed shopper spotted a mistake on one of their printed sports shirts. The shirts read Houston Texans 1961 AFC champions. The correct team name is the Houston Oilers and the big game was an AFL title.
May 31, 2011 |
The W Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz., is offering a three-night package with fun extras such as a spa treatment, private yoga class and sushi dinner. It's a nice deal -- provided you can stand the heat. Scottsdale's summer temperatures zoom into triple digits, but maybe that's not a bad trade-off for some free pampering. The deal: I like this Destination Sensation package because it allows two people to sample some nice W touches. With a stay of at least three nights, get a lime and ginger salt glow at the Bliss Spa , do yoga at sunrise or sunset, dine at the hotel's Sushi Roku on the first night, get a ride to Camelback Mountain for a hike and take a "foodie tour" that includes a $50 voucher for two that's good at five restaurants in Scottsdale.
November 23, 1998
My husband and I look forward to Health. It has been very helpful on a host of topics. Your knee injury article ("Knee-Deep in Injuries," Nov. 2) was very relevant. I especially like Kathy Smith's column. I like her realistic and common sense approach. My 12-year-old daughter and I signed up for yoga this summer--and thanks to Kathy Smith's column, my husband was convinced to try it with us. We are all benefiting. I also like your How I Did It feature. Helps to hear from "real" people.
September 19, 2005
Develop a supple spine and more flexibility in your back muscles by performing yoga postures such as these. First practice the easier, hand-to-floor version of the twisted crescent, then try the more advanced version. Like all twisting exercises, it's important to spend equal time revolving in each direction to promote balance. Most of us have one side that is a little tighter than the other, so don't get discouraged by your less-flexible side.
February 6, 2012 |
Who knew yoga could be so dangerous? Or is the risk overblown? A woman falls asleep in seated forward fold and damages both sciatic nerves. A man sits on his heels for hours (over a period of days or weeks) and deadens nerves in his lower legs. A woman practices Kapalbhati — forceful exhaling — and collapses a lung. A woman attempting the wheel — essentially, making the body arc like a croquet wicket — balances on her head, bends her neck backward and suffers a stroke. Author William J. Broad, a yogi since 1970 and the chief science writer for the New York Times, remains devoted to the practice.