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For the Multi-Tasker: Yoga While You’re Sleeping

Yoga Poses Corpse Pose Savasana Mountain Pose Tadasana

Illustration by Yael Abramowitz

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How Hard is It to Find Obnoxious Hipster Photos? Pretty Hard, if You’re ‘Hipster Yoga’

Hipster Yoga Reverse Warrior Pose Look at the Fucking Hipster LATFH photo rip off

Don’t those pictures on Hipster Yoga look familiar? It’s like you’ve seen those chain-smoking, PBR guzzlers with the tattoos and facial hair before. And you have, but that guy in “Mountain Pose” with the mustache wasn’t on the L Train or in your yoga class (hipsters don’t exercise).  He’s actually Look at the Fucking Hipster‘s featured douchebag from more than a year ago. The “Bird of Paradise” sporting the fur coat is from LATFH‘s April 22, 2009 post. While the explanations of modified asanas are funnier than any caption on LATFHHipster Yoga‘s attempt to pass the shots off as their own – affixing its own watermark on images ripped from LATFH‘s user generated gallery – makes them the ultimate poseur.

LATFH Look At the Fucking Hipster Hipster Yoga Reverse Warrior Look at that Fucking Hipster Hipster Yoga Reverse Warrior Pose copyright pictures

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Happy Star Wars Day: Yoga Edition

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Yoga Anytime, Anywhere: Watching Treme

Yoga Anywhere, Anytime: Agnistambhasana Fire Log PoseIllustration by Yael Abramowitz

The best way to enjoy David Simon’s Treme is to get off the couch and do some hip openers. Stretch your hips and groins in Agnistambhasana and let go of your Sunday night stress (my yoga teacher always says “they aren’t child bearing hips they are stress bearing hips). Feel tension building from watching the recreated tough times in post-Katrina New Orleans? Then go deeper into the pose by folding forward on the exhale. Don’t round your back as you place the popcorn bowl in front of your stacked shins and remember to press through your heels and spread your toes. When you are done with both sides you’ll be ready to swing to that New Orleans music.

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Yoga Anywhere, Anytime: Peeing in Public Restrooms

chair pose utkatasana Yoga Poses Asanas peeing in gross public bathroomsIllustration by Yael Abramowitz

Instead of popping a squat over the nasty public restroom bowl, go into Chair Pose. Keep your tushy pristine from pee on the seat and strengthen your ankles, thighs, calves and spine while emptying your bladder in Utkatasana. For shy pee-ers, turning public potty time into a mini yoga practice will allow them to relax and feel balanced so they can let the flow go.

Don’t forget to flush — if it’s gross come into Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose) and hit the toilet lever with your foot as you lower it to the floor with an exhale.

If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat.

More Yoga Anywhere, Anytime: Getting Arrested

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“Face Down, Ass Up:” American Apparel Gets in Downward Dog

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American Apparel understands that flaunting a tight ass in a yoga pose is the way to sell spandex to the masses. If only AA grasped the importance of alignment in asanas. The Yoga Doctor and I desperately want to step into the photo and roll the model’s shoulders back in upward dog to open her chest. The poor thing may be beautiful, but her hamstrings are too tight to do a good downward dog. Oh American Apparel details matter. Luckily, improper yoga alignment won’t cost you like using Woody Allen’s image, without his permission, on a billboard.

(via Elephant Journal)

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Yoga Anywhere, Anytime: Getting Arrested

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Something to ponder if you’re headed to the clink . . .

The most profound benefit of yoga and meditation for me has been a natural relaxing into my life. Obstacles are not so scary. I am more fluid, more curious, and at the same time more patient. I have more options for happiness because I don’t require specific conditions. It is a relief to discover that I can be happy even if the world doesn’t revolve around me or my agenda. – Cyndi Lee, founder OM Yoga Center

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