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.

A Tribute to S. N. Goenka

Satya Narayan Goenka (January 30, 1924 – September 29, 2013) Vipassana is a method of meditation in which the mind and body is understood by turning awareness to the senses. Holding that sensation is the gateway to our understanding of the world, the systematic exploration of physical sensation leads to equanimity and the cessation of [...]

By |2015-04-11T03:06:51+00:00October 10th, 2013|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Championing Life Through Yoga Asana

Two people - two different stories. Two parallel personal accounts of struggle, breakthrough, and a hopeful future. The catalyst for their transformation: participating in Yoga Asana Championships. Since 2003, a series of annual Regional and National Championships have been held around the world, with top-placed athletes competing each year at the International event. In 2013, [...]

By |2015-04-11T03:38:13+00:00May 30th, 2013|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 |2012-09-05T13:59:04+00:00September 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 |2012-02-07T20:33:10+00:00January 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 |2016-11-23T14:22:59+00:00April 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 |2015-04-11T09:18:13+00:00March 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 |2019-07-08T10:23:59+00:00March 31st, 2010|Yoga in the World|0 Comments