The Biggest Yoga Stories of 2013

Adam Levine does yoga via alignyo
The Sexiest Man Alive Loves Yoga

People Magazine named Maroon 5 lead singer and co-host of The Voice, Adam Levine the "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2013. So, why is this yoga news? Because Adam Levine loves yoga and credits his practice for helping him stay limber, fit and calm. We hope that more sexy and not-so-sexy men (celebrity or otherwise) follow in his footsteps in 2014.

Kundalini yoga celebrities Demi Moore and Russell Brand
Kundalini Celebrities Demi Moore & Russell Brand

Demi Moore and Russell Brand made Kundalini yoga a household (well, okay, maybe a gossip blog) name by often being papped leaving a Los Angeles Kundalini yoga studio. Throughout the year, Russell continued to make headlines for his outspoken appreciation of yoga and meditation for helping him maintain a drug-free lifestyle. We hope they both continue on their yoga paths in the new year. 

Yoga news of 2013: BIkram rape scandal
Bikram

Bikram Choudhury is no stranger to media scrutiny, there was that Nightline special on his lawsuit against Yoga to the People and Details went inside a Bikram yoga teacher training in 2011. Now Choudhury is facing rape and sexual assault charges from five former students. Vanity Fair published an article in its January 2014 issue that goes into detail about what some of the women claimed happened and it’s not an easy read. So, what’s in store for Bikram yogis in 2014? Some say that it’s about the practice, not the man, and continue to do Bikram yoga. Others have moved on to different styles of hot yoga, which we think will continue to grow in the new year. 

Cameron Shayne admits to sleeping with yoga students
Cameron Shayne says it's okay to have sex with your yoga teacher

Back in September, Budokon creator Cameron Shayne wrote a piece for RebelleSociety on why he thinks it’s okay for you to have sex with your yoga teacher. It was very controversial and yogis took to the web to sound off about Cameron’s remarks. This, along with the Bikram sexual harassment lawsuits, really brought the relationship between yoga and sex out into the spotlight. 

Adam Levine does yoga via alignyo
Kundalini yoga celebrities Demi Moore and Russell Brand
Yoga news of 2013: BIkram rape scandal
Cameron Shayne admits to sleeping with yoga students
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