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Ticket to Peace in Afghanistan: Yoga?

Former supermodel proposes meditation for imprisoned insurgents

(Newser) - A former male supermodel thinks he knows how to heal the rift between Taliban militants and coalition troops in Afghanistan—through yoga and meditation. Cameron Alborzian, who, incidentally, played Madonna's beau in her 1989 music video for "Express Yourself" and has worked as Ellen DeGeneres' private guru, pitched... More »

Porta-Perv 'Blessed by Goddesses'

Portapotty peeping Tom says he finds 'gold' in 'muck'

(Newser) - The yoga fan caught curled up in the tank of a Portapotty to peep on women attending a Colorado festival has admitted his crime, saying he was "blessed" to be able to spot so many "goddesses." Luke Chrisco, 30, admits he was "at the yoga festival,... More »

Hollywood Bends to Yogi's Rocking Style

LA's elite get tough love, NY accent from former drug addict

(Newser) - Vinnie Marino is as likely as yoga teacher as Led Zeppelin is meditation music. Yet the recovering drug addict stretches some of Hollywood’s most elite muscles—Heather Graham and Adrien Brody among them—to his own tune. Marino, 50, has a cult of followers who live for his rocking,... More »

Om My! Dogs Take to Yoga

Downward-facing dogis more popular than ever

(Newser) - When Fido lifts his leg, he might not be watering a tree, but attempting the challenging yoga position Downward Facing Dog. At least, that's what owners all over America are hoping as they pack yoga classes that cater to people and their doggies—or dogis—reports the Independent. "Doga"... More »

Fatwa Bans Yoga for Muslims in Malaysia

(Newser) - Islamic authorities in Malaysia issued a fatwa today against Muslims practicing yoga, BBC reports. The chair of Malaysia's National Fatwa Council said Hindu elements are essential to yoga and could destroy a Muslim's faith. "We are of the view that yoga combines physical exercise, religious elements, chanting and worshipping... More »

Yoga Helping Traders Bear Market Tumult

High finance may seem incompatible, but practice is booming

(Newser) - The yoga industry is doing big business on the financial market as bankers and traders look for ways to take a step back and rise above the whirlwind, the Wall Street Journal reports. Life in the market “is the antithesis of what yoga is about in terms of inner... More »

Yoga Helps Women Put Their Best Face Forward

New book claims exercises fight wrinkles without Botox

(Newser) - “Satchmo” and “Marilyn” can help women thwart wrinkles without surgery or injections, a new book claims. Yoga facial exercises named after the trumpet player and blond bombshell are helping women tone their facial muscles to look younger, sans Botox, says author Annelise Hagen, who teaches classes on New... More »

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