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  • Yoga With Goats Craze Takes Off in US

    06/14/2017 11:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 Jun 2017
    Adonna Ebrahimi is stretched out on her yoga mat, struggling to maintain a cobra pose - and her composure - as a couple of baby goats do a balancing act on her back. Welcome to "Goat Yoga", the latest fitness craze sweeping the United States, where young and old are lining up for the popular classes that leave participants not only saying "namaste" but also in stitches. The new workouts taking place on farms across the country involve Nigerian Dwarf goats - miniature goats of West African origin - roaming about as yogis practice their exercise routines. "At first, it...
  • USA Today: Trump Driving Liberals to Yoga

    05/30/2017 6:04:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 30, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Good news! President Donald Trump is making yoga great again!!! This news comes to us by way of the May 29 USA Today in which Paul Singer reports that the election of Donald Trump has driven many liberals to take up yoga as a means of escape or to energize themselves for the "resistance" ahead. So perhaps those opposed to Trump will discard their basic black Antifa wannabe ninja outfits for yoga pants instead as we learn that Since election, yoga rises off the mat to take on Donald Trump:
  • Church bans yoga from premises because it’s ‘non-Christian’

    05/20/2017 9:29:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 255 replies
    Metro UK ^ | May 10th 2017 | Rob Waugh
    Villagers say they’ll boycott St David’s Church, in Blaenporth, Ceredigion, Wales, in protest. Church bosses say pilates is OK, but not yoga, which ‘might be seen to be in conflict with Christian values and belief’.
  • Science can help you reach enlightenment — but will it mess with your head?

    02/27/2017 3:05:48 PM PST · by TBP · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Stefanie Cohen
    It’s a state achieved by many others throughout time. High-performance athletes are in ecstasis when they ski down huge mountains or surf giant waves. Monks attain it after years of meditation. Mystics feel it when they have visions. And the US government uses it to try to reset their most elite warriors after brutal battles abroad. This state of mind is called “flow” or an “altered” or “non-ordinary state of consciousness” where “action and awareness start to merge. Our sense of self vanishes. Our sense of time as well. And all aspects of performance, both mental and physical go through...
  • Yoga Instructor uses Taurus .38 to Kill 2 of 4 Home Invaders

    12/03/2016 12:14:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 125 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday night, 25 November, 2016, the well known and successful yoga instructor Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, was assaulted by two robbers in her bedroom. Her home and school are 20 miles north of Santiago, Chile.  The robbers were half of a gang of four that invaded her home and school. She, her partner, and two students were in the house when the night time invasion occurred. Khalsa was born in Texas. From dallasnews.com: Officials said a pair of the robbers found the yoga instructor in her bedroom. Despite them hitting her in the head with a gun and...
  • (Wikileaks) Releases over 600 Hillary FOIA emails. A quick search shows 5 have the word "Yoga"

    11/05/2016 4:24:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 27 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Nov 5 2016 | released by Wikileaks
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  • FBI uncovered tens of thousands more documents in Clinton email probe

    08/22/2016 7:41:03 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2016 | Spencer S. Hsu
    The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered tens of thousands more documents from her time as secretary of state that were not previously disclosed by her attorneys. The State Department is expected to discuss when and how it will release the emails Monday morning in federal court. The total — confirmed by the Justice Department -- was disclosed by a conservative legal group after the State Department said last week that it would hand over the emails. The number to be released is nearly 50 percent more than the 30,000-plus that Clinton’s lawyers deemed work-related and...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Russia Comment ‘Set a Trap That the Clinton Campaign Fell Into’

    07/27/2016 7:39:30 PM PDT · by randita · 66 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | NR Staff
    Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Russia Comment ‘Set a Trap That the Clinton Campaign Fell Into’ NR STAFF July 27, 2016 7:47 PM Charles Krauthammer said tonight that the Clinton campaign contradicted itself by calling Donald Trump’s request for Russia to locate Hillary’s missing e-mails a threat to national security: Well, that was his parting shot, and it was a clever thing to plant, because it is an issue. But I do think there was something about his reference to Russia that, whether planned or not, was extremely clever. I’m not the first to point out that it set a trap that...
  • A message to the Yoga community and abortion

    03/07/2016 8:32:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 3, 2016 | Sarah Terzo
    Jeannine Parvati Baker talks about New Age yogis and abortion: “Allow me first to first turn my attention to the yoga community wherein it is all too common for women yogis (yoginis) to abort their babies … I have watched many of my yogini sisters procure abortions knowing that it was breaking the primary vow of ahimsa (harmlessness) that yogis make. They justified their actions with the confused philosophy of reincarnation and “free will.” In other words, they said that the soul knew “on some level’” what it was getting by choosing incarnation into a woman who did not want...
  • Yoga Class Canceled over ‘Cultural Issues’ Brought Back with Politically Correct Instructor

    01/27/2016 11:29:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 26, 2016 9:06am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The University of Ottawa yoga class that was canceled due to concerns of cultural appropriation will be returning with an Indian instructor. In November, the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa informed yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf that her class catering to students with disabilities would be canceled because of the "cultural issues and implications" involved with a white woman teaching a yoga class. [...] Now, CBC News reports the yoga class is returning to the University of Ottawa with an Indian instructor named Priya Shah. Unlike Scharf, who had been teaching the yoga class for seven years, Shah became...
  • Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation

    12/02/2015 12:00:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    FOR SEVEN YEARS, the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Ottawa has sponsored free on-campus yoga classes, a popular program taught by a professional yoga teacher from the city's Rama Lotus Yoga Centre. To the reasonable among us, free yoga for special-needs students may sound innocuous and gentle. But not to the vigilantes of political correctness, who successfully pressured the university's student government to suspend the classes as an intolerable instance of "cultural appropriation." According to the Ottawa Sun, the disabilities center confessed its thoughtcrime in a public statement. While yoga may be "accessible and great for...
  • The Oddest Yoga Position of All

    11/29/2015 7:31:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    "There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad," Winston Smith clandestinely wrote in his diary. Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984, fought against a totalitarian state, against Big Brother. In our own maddening, modern, non-fiction world, you are not insane if you cling to truth. But you might feel awfully alone. Even if you practice yoga. What? Yes, yoga. The stretching exercise/meditation practice that is said to help bring spiritual peace to its practitioners is under assault, at least in Canada....
  • From Marxism/Communism to Post-Modern Liberal Fascism

    11/07/2015 12:54:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mark Musser
    ".......It is here where the modern Left made its transition away from communism into a postmodern existentialism. Dr. Hicks strongly argues that postmodernism is rooted in the Counter Enlightenment movement featuring German superstars such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. According to Hicks, postmodernism favors subjectivity over objectivity, the inadequacy of language to communicate over reason and truth, various collective multicultural groupings over individual identity and autonomy, willpower over realistic experience rooted in rational analysis, communalism and solidarity over individualism in values, markets and politics, and finally, suspicion, if not hostility, toward science and technology. As such, the postmodern critique...
  • University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears of SJW

    11/22/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | unattributed
    University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears after complaints from 'social justice warriors'A free yoga class has been suspended after student leaders at a Canadian university are concerned the practice of it could be seen as 'cultural appropriation'.Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering the weekly yoga class at the University of Ottawa campus for seven years, said she was notified in September that the program was being ended.In an email from the Center for Students with Disabilities, staff wrote that while yoga is 'accessible and great for students', there are 'cultural issues of implication involved in...
  • Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over 'cultural issues'

    11/21/2015 3:40:18 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 12 replies
    Ottawa Sun ^ | November 21, 2015 | Aedan Helmer
    The concept of cultural appropriation is normally applied when a dominant culture borrows symbols of a marginalized culture for dubious reasons -- such as the fad of hipsters donning indigenous headdresses as a fashion statement, without any regard to cultural significance or stereotype. But Scharf, a yoga teacher with the downtown Rama Lotus Centre, said the concept does not apply in this case, arguing the complaint that killed the program came instead from a "social justice warrior" with "fainting heart ideologies" in search of a cause celebre.
  • Racist yoga hits Seattle, no whites allowed! ‘Obama’s America’

    10/11/2015 10:54:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | October 9, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    A yoga studio in Seattle is bringing back segregation with a new class where white people are not allowed, and one local disc jockey is fighting mad. Radio host, Dori Monson of KIRO, blasted the class at Rainier Beach Yoga in Seattle which sent an email recently soliciting students for a class titled “Yoga For People Of Color.” The class is described in the email as being for all genders and sexual identities, but specifically targets “lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer and trans-friendly/affirming,” and people who identify as “African American/black/of the African Diaspora, Asian, South Asian, West Asian/Arab/Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander,...
  • Dori has a problem with 'yoga for people of color' class

    10/09/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 31 replies
    MY Northwest ^ | October 7, 2015 @ 10:30 pm
    If it's illegal and considered racist for a white, straight business owner to deny service to a gay person or person of color, shouldn't the same be true for a yoga class that bars white people from attending? KIRO Radio's Dori Monson thinks so. Rainier Beach Yoga in Seattle has a class called "yoga for people of color." It started last week and runs once a month. Teresa Wang, co-founder of the specialized class, said it was started by five queer people of color who came together to create a safe space for people of color who might otherwise be...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • Greek Holy Synod: Yoga Incompatible with Christianity

    06/17/2015 2:49:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 68 replies
    The Greek Reporter ^ | 06-16-2015 | Philip Chrysopoulos
    “The practice of yoga has no place in the lives of Christians,” was the announcement made by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece in response to the International Day of Yoga, which was established by the United Nations in 2014. The Holy Synod argues that since yoga is a fundamental aspect of Hinduism, it cannot be practiced by Christians because it is contrary to the Christian faith. And because of that it cannot be considered as just a “form of exercise.” The official announcement further states that the Church of Greece respects the freedom of religious belief but...
  • Bikram yoga founder, 69, breaks his silence over rape claims and says women love him

    04/01/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies
    dailymail ^ | 1 April 2015 | By Lydia Warren
    Bikram yoga founder claims and says women love him so much he wouldn't need to attack them to have sex 'Bikram yoga' - practicing yoga in a room heated to 105F - and has a huge following, including celebrities He has been accused of unwanted sexual advances in six civil lawsuits Speaking out about the accusations for the first time, he has denied ever assaulting the women and said he feels sorry for them He became emotional when asked how his wife of 30 years has reacted to the claims, saying: 'She never looks at me anymore' The founder of...