Yoga in the World

A collection of quick highlights of yoga happening around the globe. Teasers with links out to full articles, yoga business news of interest, where yoga is showing up in schools, prisons, corporations, resorts, ads, films and tv shows, etc.

Championing Yoga Asana in Los Angeles

  She steps onto the stage, bows in Namaste to the judges and audience, turns to the right and announces the first Asana, “Standing Head to Knee pose.” Except for the hum of neon lights overhead, the room is silent. She folds into the pose; with both hands, she lifts her right leg up. The [...]

By | January 27th, 2013|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Naam Yoga Hosts World’s Largest Yoga Session

Yoga Session Held in Mexico City to Inspire Peace Could you imagine practicing yoga with 15,000 people? This was the scene in what is purported to be the world’s largest yoga class. At the culmination of the holiday weekend, on Sunday, November 25, 2012, over 15,000 first and longtime yogis gathered to salute the sun [...]

By | November 28th, 2012|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Vegetarian McDonald’s to Open in India

A Meal to Be Happy About... Here's a meal to be happy about: McDonalds announced its plans to open its first vegetarian restaurant in India next year. The double arched and second largest fast food chain in the world will be replacing their Big Macs with vegetarian options like McAloo Tikki burgers and more. Despite [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|Yoga in the World|1 Comment

Airport Yoga: A New Era

On Thursday, January 26, in true San Franciscan revolutionary nature, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened the airport's own "Yoga Room." This is the first of its kind in the country. This Zen den is located in Terminal 2, adjacent to the Terminal's Recompose area. It's a miniature version of a bona fide studio, [...]

By | January 26th, 2012|Yoga in the World|11 Comments

We Are The Champions

Joseph Encinia   Yoga On The Road To The Olympics...   For some people, it’s puzzling: “Yoga is not a competitive sport,” they say. For others, the road to the Olympics is paved with determination and the desire to see the practice become a fully integrated part of one of the world’s largest [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Yogis Are The Champions!

En Route To The Olympics By Editor   The USA Yoga Federation hosted the Annual International Yoga Championships, February, 2010, in Los Angeles. While Yoga Championships, demonstrations of the art of asana, are a feature of Yoga in India, the first championship was held on U.S. soil in 2003, in Los Angeles, where each of [...]

By | March 31st, 2010|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Who Owns Yoga?

Thoughts On An Endless Question “No one owns Yoga,” said Sharath Rangaswamy, the grandson of the late Ashtanga Yoga guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Sharath paused comfortably, sanguinely sitting in lotus. He looked around the room, and then continued, “You don’t own it. I don’t own it. No one owns it.” We had gathered at [...]

By | March 31st, 2010|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: A Tale Of Two Meetings

After snubbing him during his Washington DC visit last October, President Obama finally met with the Dalai Lama on February 18th this year. Predictably, China’s leaders had warned of damage to Sino-US relations if the administration went ahead with the meeting (while making the rather bizarre claim that by doing so the U.S. [...]

By | March 26th, 2010|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

The Dalai Lama: Tibet’s Axis Mundi

Attending the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Dharamsala, India, is quite a different experience from doing so in the West. Trade comfortable cushioned seats in a temperature-controlled environment for seats on a concrete floor under a covered rooftop exposed to the wild fluctuations of the Himalayan weather. Trade state-of-the-art bathrooms with the most basic plumbing alternative [...]

By | October 27th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Spotlight On Tibet: The Will To Survive

One Man’s Amazing Escape From Tibet As a child growing up in a remote village in the mountainous region of Kham, Tibet, Tsewang Dhondup loved to listen to the heroic fables recounted by the local elders. Now Tsewang’s own story is the stuff of legend and may end up marveled at by generations [...]

By | September 28th, 2009|Yoga in the World|0 Comments