Daily Archives: May 27, 2009

Elephant Journal: The Future of Yoga

posted by ebeans

Interview with Richard Freeman…

Richard Freeman: The Future of Yoga

by elephantjournal.com on Jun 3, 2008

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New York Post: Fuck Yoga?

FINAL LOTUS
FED UP YOGIS SAY THAT DOWNWARD FACING DOG HAS HAD ITS DAY

By REED TUCKER at the New York Post

Last updated: 11:04 am
May 26, 2009
Posted: 1:21 am
May 26, 2009

OM my god! Is there a yoga backlash brewing?

It’s hard to say exactly when some started to turn on America’s favorite legging-wearing pastime — it may have been about the time last year a studio in the East Village introduced a version for dogs — but yoga is reveling in less nirvana these days.  read more

NY Times on “Krishna Pattabhi Jois”

posted by ebean

Krishna Pattabhi Jois, Leading Expert in Yoga, Dies at 93
By VIKAS BAJAJ
Published: May 20, 2009 by NY Times

MUMBAI, India — Krishna Pattabhi Jois, a prominent and influential yoga teacher who drew a global following that included Western celebrities like Madonna and Sting, died on Monday in his home in the southern Indian city of Mysore, his family said. He was 93.

Associated Press

Krishna Pattabhi Jois, a yoga teacher and practitioner, popularized Ashtanga yoga in the West.

Known to his followers simply as guruji, a term of respect for teachers, Mr. Jois (pronounced JOYCE) had an ulcer in his throat that made it difficult for him to swallow food, according to Sharhat Rangaswamy, his grandson and the director of his yoga institute. In the days before he died, Mr. Jois was also struck by a urine infection and pneumonia, Mr. Rangaswamy said in a telephone interview.  read more