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Lululemon, Supplier War Over See-Through Pants

Manufacturer hits back after company blames it for issue

(Newser) - Lululemon's see-through yoga pants sound scandalous, and a scandal is what the company appears to have on its hands. The Taiwanese supplier of the pants is hitting back after the yogawear chain blamed its massive pants recall on the manufacturer. "All shipments to Lululemon went through a certification...

Lululemon's Big Headache: See-Through Yoga Pants

There will be a shortage, so brace yourself

(Newser) - Before you walk out the door wearing those Lululemon yoga pants, better check to make sure they're not see-through. The athletic wear company has pulled some of its black yoga pants from stores because the chain's signature fabric, Luon, came out too sheer, the Wall Street Journal reports....

Alec Baldwin's Wife Hit With 'Yoga Injury' Suit

Student: I was hurt in Hilaria Thomas' class

(Newser) - A Yale student is suing Alec Baldwin's wife over a (possibly horrific) injury he claims to have sustained in one of her yoga classes. Gawker initially pokes fun at Spencer Wolff for his lawsuit against Hilaria Thomas, which alleges he was hurt while performing "a dangerous activity at...

US Marines Meditate, Practice 'Mindfulness'

New study could overcome stress and suicide rates

(Newser) - The US Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military's toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching, and exercises based on mindfulness. Marine Corps officials say they will build a curriculum that would integrate mindfulness-based techniques into their...

20M Americans Do Yoga: Study

 20M Americans Do Yoga 

20M Americans Do Yoga

29% increase from 2008

(Newser) - America must be getting really flexible. Some 20.4 million people practice yoga here, a study says, up from 15.8 million in 2008. That's a 29% increase, and it represents 8.7% of the adult population. What's more, some 44.4% of people who don't currently...

Facebook Sacks Yoga Teacher for Banning Phones

Ommmmm ... ring, ring ... ommmmm

(Newser) - A lesson for prospective Facebook employees: Don't get between Mark Zuckerberg's minions and their technology. Alice Van Ness learned that the hard way, after instituting a no-cellphone policy in the weekly yoga class she started teaching at the company's Menlo Park campus in March. Van Ness tells...

Fidel's Epic Editorials Now ... 35 Words Long

His latest reflection is on yoga

(Newser) - Fidel Castro might not like running-dog capitalists, but he's apparently a huge fan of the downward-facing dog . The aging Cuban icon waxed rhapsodic about yoga in his latest newspaper editorial. "Yoga does things with the human body that defy the imagination," said his front-page "Reflection from...

Yoga Room in ... an Airport?

Travelers can breathe deeply in San Francisco

(Newser) - Air travelers in San Francisco, rejoice: You can now relax between the dreaded security pat-down and the slow shuffle onboard your flight. San Francisco International Airport has set up a yoga room that includes a soothing blue light and loaner floor mats, MSNBC reports. “The room gives modern travelers...

Yoga Can Hurt You, Too
 Yoga Can Hurt You, Too 

Yoga Can Hurt You, Too

Injuries are on the rise as more novices embrace it: NYT Magazine

(Newser) - Yoga is acclaimed as a healing, relaxing, and generally safe pursuit, but the exploding number of practitioners in the US should know that injuries are fairly common and that the problem is growing, reports the New York Times Magazine . Sprains, dislocations, broken backbones, and even strokes are suffered by yoga...

World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Is 91

Bernice Bates can still get her knee to her nose

(Newser) - Bernice Bates is 91 years old, but she’s probably more flexible than you. She’s been practicing yoga for half a century, and now teaches it once a week at the community center of a Florida retirement village, making her the Guinness World Records’ oldest yoga teacher. In one...

Vatican's Exorcist: Yoga Is Satanic

The devil is in Harry Potter, too, says demon fighter

(Newser) - Yoga is the work of the devil, according to a man who claims to have banished evil spirits from 70,000 people. Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican's chief exorcist, says yoga leads to a belief in Hinduism, and "all eastern religions are based on a false belief in reincarnation,...

Lululemon's Ayn Rand Bags Irk Customers

Libertarian author seen as a poor fit for Lululemon

(Newser) - An upscale yogawear chain isn't the most likely place you'd expect to find promoting the works of free-market libertarian author Ayn Rand, say some Lululemon shoppers. Since late October, the chain has been using shopping bags with the words "Who is John Galt?" in reference to Rand'...

Yoga&#39;s Mental Benefits? Maybe None
 Yoga's Mental Benefits? 
 Maybe None
study says

Yoga's Mental Benefits? Maybe None

But new study does show it can help you physically

(Newser) - Bad news for those of you who assumed yoga was curing all that ails you: A new study found no evidence that yoga's mental effects benefit the body. The good news is that yoga does help to relieve lower back pain, the Wall Street Journal reports. However, stretching was...

Perv Hid in Portapotty Tank at Yoga Festival

Portable toilet peeping Tom sought on sex charges

(Newser) - If you happened to spot a tall white male covered in crap fleeing a yoga festival, police in Colorado would like to talk to you. Authorities say a woman entered a portable toilet at a yoga festival in Boulder on Friday and discovered a man hiding in the tank below...

Suspect Denied Bail in Yoga Worker's Killing, Fake Rape

She made up alleged assailants: cops

(Newser) - A woman who police say brutally killed a co-worker at an upscale yoga shop in Bethesda, then claimed that both women had been violently raped, is being held without bail after her first hearing today. "Her cunning and her ability to lie is almost unparalleled," a Maryland state's...

Hungover? Yoga Could Help
Hungover? Yoga
Could Help

Hungover? Yoga Could Help

As long as you're not doing any headstand poses, that is

(Newser) - New Year’s hangover got you down? If the traditional hangover cures just aren’t working for you, try something slightly unconventional: yoga. Okay, so there’s no actual evidence to support the idea, but “we do feel that yoga reduces stress and … can make you feel better,...

Debate Rages Over Yoga's Roots

Controversy spreads after Hindu group's claim

(Newser) - An American Hindu group is calling for yoga fans to be more aware of what it says are the practice’s roots in Hinduism—and the suggestion has ignited intense reactions and a debate over yoga’s origins, the New York Times reports. Those weighing in on the matter include...

Religious Leader to Christians: No Yoga!

Practice uses too much Eastern mysticism, says president of Baptist

(Newser) - Yoga's popularity is growing in the United States, but one religious leader is calling for any Christians who might be practicing it to stop. Yoga’s belief “that the body is a vehicle for reaching consciousness with the divine” is just not Christianity, Albert Mohler tells the AP . Mohler,...

Yoga Really Is Good for You
 Yoga Really Is Good for You 

Yoga Really Is Good for You

It reduces inflammation, asthma, depression: study

(Newser) - It goes without saying that yoga can help you calm down—but it turns out it can do much more than that. A new study shows that women who practiced yoga regularly for two years or more had less inflammation in their bodies, LiveScience reports . That could in turn lead...

That Eat, Pray, Love Spiritual Retreat Will Not Save You
That Eat, Pray, Love Spiritual Retreat Will Not Save You
bogus trends

That Eat, Pray, Love Spiritual Retreat Will Not Save You

Many return broke, or at least bored

(Newser) - Just in case you read Eat, Pray, Love and now believe spending a month (and $19,795) at an ashram will change your life, the New York Post is here to tell you…it probably won’t. Thanks to the book, spiritual retreats are incredibly trendy, but many who take...

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