If Lululemon’s Chip Wilson keeps digging himself deeper, will he get to Samadhi?

You know, we try to play things pretty straight here. There’s probably some snark some times, and we have our opinions on the various heavy issues facing Ashtangis: playing music, practicing at night, injuries. But we don’t try to lay that out too overtly. We think of ourselves more as conduits for news, with opinion … Continue reading If Lululemon’s Chip Wilson keeps digging himself deeper, will he get to Samadhi?

All you ever wanted to know about Lululemon

When it comes to the ridiculously named  Lululemon, I have a clear conscience. The first time I walked into a store, a slightly smug salesperson asked me if she could be of some assistance. I said I was looking for a good pair of yoga pants that could take a beating. When I saw the … Continue reading All you ever wanted to know about Lululemon

What’s happening with Lululemon? Its founder is getting rich(er?)

If you don’t recall all the happenings with Lululemon, click here for on ongoing, occasionally reluctant coverage. There’s some pretty big new news today, which can be summed up as: Founder Chip Wilson is rich. If he wasn’t already. Here’s the news via the New York Times: Under the terms of the deal reached Thursday, … Continue reading What’s happening with Lululemon? Its founder is getting rich(er?)

Tax yoga in Washington, D.C.? Over our savasanas, yogis say

For a second time, city leaders in the U.S. capitol are trying to squeeze a little more tax money out of some of the city’s fittest workers. That’s the gist of a proposal to tax yoga studios and gyms, along with other “service providers” — i.e. barbers and hair salons, bowling alleys and car washes. … Continue reading Tax yoga in Washington, D.C.? Over our savasanas, yogis say

The thighs have it: Lululemon founder quits as chairman

Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon and the guy responsible for the series of recent gaffes — fat thighs, etc. — is stepping down as chairman of the yoga clothes company, the company announced Tuesday. In I’m sure totally related news, no one today was surprised by this. The company also has appointed a new CEO. Laurent Potdevin … Continue reading The thighs have it: Lululemon founder quits as chairman

Stephen Colbert names Lululemon’s CEO his ‘Alpha Dog of the Week’

“Hear that ladies, divorce is your fault.” And that’s actually among the least offensive things you’ll hear in video from Monday night’s the The Colbert Report. So enjoy at this link. (WordPress fail on getting it to embed.) It includes mention of the “heart-felt” statement we noted earlier. Posted by Steve  

What Lululemon allows image-conscious urban women to be

I don’t want to get too deep into the sheer (a pun, by the way) craziness that is the ongoing Lululemon story, but I came across this piece in the New Republic on the company’s founder, Chip Wilson, and it seems worth a read for a few reason: It traces Wilson’s work history back to the … Continue reading What Lululemon allows image-conscious urban women to be

I can’t kill my Lululemon pants no matter what I do

That headline may seem like hyperbole, but it is what went through my mind last week when I was sorting my clean yoga clothes. There, among non-branded shorts and T-shirts, like some sort of harsh rebuke, were one red T-shirt, a pair of shorts and a pair of pants. Both of those, of course, black. … Continue reading I can’t kill my Lululemon pants no matter what I do

Couch Potato Ashtanga

In addition to Steve’s disturbing Moon Day poem, I spotted these two videos posted on the Facebook by William Wilson as I tooled around with my extra Moon Day time. I met the wonderful William at an Adjustment Workshop Nancy did here in Los Angeles. Although just a week long, I never practice without thinking … Continue reading Couch Potato Ashtanga