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#ShareYourOm in Bryant Park

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On Thursday, August 15th, Share Your OM at a special 6pm class at Bryant Park taught by Alie Carey Flynt of YogaWorks. Before and after class, #ShareYourOM style by striking a pose with your friends. Sport matching tops. Rock a tutu (or two). Take pictures. It's all on your OM terms so let loose! Participants have a chance to win a $200 shopping spree at Athleta's NYC stores. Register here.

* P.S. All attending will receive a special treat from Athleta!

Spreading positivity - one hug at a time

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Have you ever had someone give you a hug when you were having a terrible day? Chances are it completely changed how you were feeling. In his new show, Yeah Dave shows that a one-minute hug can have an immediate and positive impact on your relationships and on your own wellbeing. “There are 1,440 minutes each day,” he says. “Do you dedicate at least one to love?” 

Collin Farrell goes to yoga in LA

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Collin Farrell was recently spotted heading into a yoga session in Los Angeles with his sister. The 37-year-old actor sported a headband à la Bruce Springsteen circa 1984.

Farrell, once know as one of Hollywood's bad boys, says he now prefers to drink water after a tough yoga session rather than drinking mass amounts alcohol. He was quoted saying: “I enjoy the work more, I enjoy being a dad more, I enjoy doing things that I never thought I'd enjoy – like yoga.”

 

How yoga can help keep kids in school and save the US trillions

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You’ll want to read this article and share it with all your yogi friends. Forbes writer Alice G. Walton discusses how yoga can save the U.S. trillions of dollars by offering yoga and meditation programs in schools can help children deal with extreme stress, abuse and trauma, ultimately helping them become successful adults.

Demi Moore & Rumer Willis attend Kundalini yoga retreat

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For the past month, anytime we run into our friends who are Kundalini devotees, they mention that they went to the White Tantric yoga event. What’s that, you ask? Well, it’s a Kundalini yoga Summer Solstice event in the Jemez Mountains in New Mexico where yogis spend three days practicing White Tantric Meditation, which is said to “cut through the blocks that are stuck in the subconscious mind.”

Vanessa Hudgens spotted doing yoga in LA again

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Vanessa Hudgens appears to be on a yoga kick since she was recently spotted a few times leaving a studio in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Studio City. We’re fairly certain that the 24-year-old actress has been frequenting Yoga Shelter – our go-to place when we want a rocking vinyasa flow class.

Is hot yoga safe? New research says yes

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While some of us might feel that summer is always too hot for a hot yoga class, new research suggests otherwise. In a recent study conducted by the American Council on Exercise, scientists found that doing hot yoga is safe.  

We know Victoria's secret...yoga!

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While supermodels are undeniably blessed with good genes, we know their secret…yoga. Victoria's Secret Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio, was spotted heading to a yoga class in Los Angeles last week. The 32-year-old Brazilian model was sporting monochromatic yoga gear, and was clutching what appears to be not one, but two cell phones in her hand as she made her way to her workout.

Encinitas yoga in schools lawsuit reaches a verdict

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As you may remember, some parents of children in Encinitas, CA were outraged last fall to discover that yoga was being taught to their children as part of the school's wellness program. They felt that in teaching yoga to their children twice a week for 30 minutes the school was pushing Eastern religious practices upon the students. 

alignyo at Wanderlust Vermont

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Team alignyo headed to Wanderlust Vermont to grab great video footage and a few interviews with amazing yoga teachers. We retuned home with so much more. We asked people to share their stories of why they did yoga and what yoga had brought into their life and were utterly blown away by the honest, open and real answers. We’ll be sharing more videos, including interviews with Ana Forrest, MC Yogi and Elena Brower, soon.