‘Yoga appears to be too gentle physically to be anyone’s lone exercise’

That quotation is from the New York Times’ “Well” blog, as part of an answer to this question: “Is yoga sufficient strength exercise for optimal health, or do I have to lift weights in a fitness center?” Say it with me, now: “TRY ASHTANGA!” Amazingly, some apparently did. Check this out from the answer: Consider the … Continue reading ‘Yoga appears to be too gentle physically to be anyone’s lone exercise’

Soundtrack to Krishna Das doc now on iTunes

Don’t know if you’ve seen the Krishna Das documentary, One Track Heart, but now you can begin listening to the soundtrack. It’s officially up at iTunes. According to KD’s people, the “physical CD will be available for purchase on August 20th.” Included are two unreleased live recordings by Krishna Das. Most of the music is … Continue reading Soundtrack to Krishna Das doc now on iTunes

Could I ever use Uddiyana Bandha now, plus a review of the Krishna Das doc

I mentioned briefly that our new house has a subfloor, including in the room that is/will be the practice room. For practice purposes, that means that any minor thud down on the floor results in a huge, deep bang. A major Uddiyana Bandha check, in other words. You know, the Flying Bandha. Apparently my UB … Continue reading Could I ever use Uddiyana Bandha now, plus a review of the Krishna Das doc

Here’s the Krishna Das documentary trailer

We posted a few days ago that the trailer for the Krishna Das documentary, “One Track Heart”, had hit iTunes’ trailer page. Well, you know how the Internet goes. From there it is just a step to its being on Youtube. So, without further adieu: We did manage to get to Kino MacGregor’s Led Primary … Continue reading Here’s the Krishna Das documentary trailer

Krishna Das documentary trailer on iTunes, U.S. release date May 8

The Krishna Das documents, “One Track Heart” is featured today at the iTunes movie trailer page right here. There’s also a U.S. release date: May 8. (That’s different from its tour of film festivals.) Still no specific screenings, but if you want to keep abreast, you can “like” KD’s Facebook page. As a reminder, here’s the … Continue reading Krishna Das documentary trailer on iTunes, U.S. release date May 8

Krishna Das film gets NY premiere, and we’ll be seeing him soon

Krishna Das — or KD — is coming to Los Angeles in August, hitting two of LA’s yoga hot spots: the Westside (I’d say Santa Monica, but he’ll be appearing just south in Venice) and in Larchmont, where the second (I believe) YogaWorks is. (That’s where he’ll be appearing.) His Venice appearance is at a … Continue reading Krishna Das film gets NY premiere, and we’ll be seeing him soon

Here’s what you need to know to eat Ayurveda everyday

We’re stoked to be able to pass this news on to y’all. Our friend, Yatra partner and on-the-Yatra teacher Kate O’Donnell, Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga teacher for those wondering, has announced a publication date for her Ayurvedic cookbook, The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook. Mark your calendar for Dec. 1. Hey, right in time for the holidays. … Continue reading Here’s what you need to know to eat Ayurveda everyday

Apple Watch will get you moving — but not doing yoga (yet)

I could be wrong, but I don’t see that the Apple Watch — unveiled on Monday — included a specific yoga-related app. But it does go pretty much all-in on other health-related apps so maybe a yoga one is on the horizon. Here’s how one person covering the release sums it up: But the Apple … Continue reading Apple Watch will get you moving — but not doing yoga (yet)

Krishna Das announces release date for new album

We’ve covered Krishna Das pretty consistently, although we haven’t said much about his crowd-sourced new album, mainly because it was already well above its goal when we saw it — sort of suggesting it didn’t need the “Confluence bump.” But now the new album, Kirtan Wallah, has a release date, so we’ll let you know. … Continue reading Krishna Das announces release date for new album

Harvard study dives into physiological proof of yoga’s benefits

The scientific study of yoga and its effects/benefits keeps pushing further and further. The latest news, out of Harvard, builds on an earlier report we highlighted that suggested yoga causes changes at the genetic level. John Denninger, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, is leading a five-year study on how the ancient practices affect genes and brain activity … Continue reading Harvard study dives into physiological proof of yoga’s benefits