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Victory Squared

May 14, 2011 / Aaron

On that note, let's give three cheers for Uganda! There's still a long way to go, but this is a very big step, guys.

And, closer to home, thank you, lovely Presbyterians, for finally seeing the light after thirty-three years of nonsense.

Not bad for a day's work, eh?

Let's eat cake.

Eye Candy

May 12, 2011 / Aaron

Just a few pictures that made me smile. It's almost Friday! Woop woop!

Well hello there...

Also known as the "Lysol-Lean"

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Yoga in the Olympics?

May 11, 2011 / Aaron

Photo: Kyoto Katsura, the women's division champion at the New York Regional Yoga Championship

Some of you probably know that Rajashree and Bikram Choudhury, the husband-and-wife team behind Bikram yoga, are pushing for yoga to be recognized as an Olympic sport. For those of you that don't know the story, the idea can be a little baffling at first.

"Wait, what?" You ask, "Yoga in the Olympics? Isn't that against everything yoga stands for?"

Good question. Yoga is a practice that focuses on inner growth, and accepting yourself. Even the yoga vernacular reflects this: we "practice" yoga, we don't "play" yoga or "do" yoga. Some say that directly conflicts with making yoga a competitive sport.

Others argue that yoga is a set of skills just like anything else, and that those skills can be measured and scored, including things like focus and breathing. Yoga competitions do exist in India, and some people see the Olympics as a natural place for talented athletes, er, yogis, to showcase their skills.

What do you think? Should yoga belong in the Olympics? Should it be a competitive sport?

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Yogi Shiva Rea Talks Nutrition...

May 10, 2011 / Aaron

...and she's not a vegetarian.

Read the full article here.

Casting Call: Who Will Be Yoga Belly's Next Top Model?

May 9, 2011 / Aaron

Hellllllooooooo yogis!! Hope you have all been well, I'm just getting back from a long weekend down in southern California... recovering from a friend's wedding and wine tasting and not enough sleep and nineteen hours in a car in the past four days. Oh man, I need to get my yoga-booty back to the studio.

But, I figured we'd start your week off with some exciting news: Will's friend, Susana Montes, is working on an iPhone app and is searching for a young female "model" for some exercise videos. Do you look good when you sweat? Do you come to life on the runway? Is "Photogenic" your middle name?

Well then, ladies, you could be Yoga Belly's next top model!

(Alas, I am not even in the room with photogenic, whenever I try to give the camera a face I think is sexy, someone always asks if I'm in pain. Ouch. So, my fellow camera-shy sistas, you're in good company... rock on with yo bad selves!)

If you're interested, please email Susana (include a photo) at

Yoga for Wine Lovers

May 4, 2011 / Aaron


Yoga for the Road

May 4, 2011 / Aaron

I don't know about y'all, but I love to travel. Now that the sun's out, my students are in the home stretch and almost out of school, I have the travel bug. Bad.

But, the one thing I hate about vacations (yes, it's true) is missing my yoga-time. Inevitably, I come home and feel like I'm starting yoga all over again, barely able to touch my toes. It's not quite enough to keep me from ever leaving Mountain View, but somehow, even on the beach with a girly drink in my hand, I'll find myself thinking, "Man, I could really use some hip openers right now." (Okay, so maybe I have a problem.)

Luckily, Yoga Journal feels my pain. They've come up with a 17 minute video that I can do in my hotel room. It's no Yoga Belly, and I've never had a hotel room with a disco ball, but hey, it's better than nothing.

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Manifesto Monday

May 2, 2011 / Aaron


Born to Sing

April 29, 2011 / Aaron

Just a reminder that Yoga Belly Karaoke Night is TONIGHT!!

You know what I'll be singing...

What would your shirt say? Mine would say: CHUBBY CHEEKS!
Which yes, I've had since day 1.
Sorry, baby. I was born this way.

Yoga in the White House

April 27, 2011 / Aaron

Michelle Obama is one rockin' first lady. Who else could bring dogs, organic gardening, and yoga to the white house? Apparently her mom also practices!

Now if only they had a disco ball...

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