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New form of yoga anything but serene

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You've heard of Hatha Yoga and Hot Yoga, now -- no joke -- there's Laughter Yoga, The Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C., reported. During a three-day workshop at Patanjali's Place yoga center in Durham, participants pretended to be laughing in an elevator, then laughing with friends, then whooping it up over imaginary tea and wine, the paper said. "I had so much energy," participant Hope Gregory told the newspaper. "It was joyful energy." Laughter Yoga was started by Madan Kataria, a doctor from Mumbai, India, and combines laughter, improvisation and yogic breathing, the Herald-Sun reported.

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Hindu leader Rajan Zed calls Jennifer Aniston's yoga practice superficial

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Hindu leader and statesman Rajan Zed says Jennifer Aniston's yoga practice is superficial. The Hollywood star, who is a huge advocate for the practice, is said to have only scratched the surface of what yoga really is, says Zed. What hot celebrity singer uses weed and yoga to heed off depression?, Zed issued a statement in Nevada today extending an invitation for Aniston to get more involved in her yoga practice by adopting Hinduism. "If Aniston needed any spiritual direction, I or other Hindu scholars would gladly provide it," Zed offered.

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Geriatrics experts discuss the upside of growing older

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If you think that getting older is the beginning of the end, think again. Sure, skin loses some elasticity and joints get creaky, and maybe you can't keep your eyes open past 9:30 p.m. But even people well into their 80s are going to yoga and Pilates classes, volunteering, having sex and taking college courses. In short, getting older has its upside. Don't believe it?

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'Tough yoga' method uses body as tool to improve itself: a Stretching Out column

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Yoga, for me, is synonymous with muddling. Every class I take, I spend the hour not so much enjoying the real benefits as trying to look like I know what the heck I'm doing.

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Bikram Yoga St. Charles provides unique classes

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Bikram Yoga St. Charles provides classes in this genre of yoga. Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises done in a room heated to 105 degrees with a humidity of 40%.

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Everything you wanted to know about yoga

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CONFUSED by all the different styles of yoga out there? Check out our expert guide to the disclipline and get tips on how to find the right yoga teacher for you. Hatha.- This yoga term covers a broad range of disciplines. Derived from Sanskrit, “ha” means sun and “tha” means moon. The focus of hatha yoga is on balancing energy. It features sequences linked to the breath and gentle, slow-paced classes. Benefits range from developing inner strength to improved flexibility and a calm mind. Hatha is a good introduction to yoga and helps manage anxiety or depression.

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Andy Murray banks on yoga and Simon Fuller ahead of Australian Open final

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A new fitness regime including yoga and the influence of his new manager Simon Fuller are being credited with helping to propel Andy Murray into the Australian Open final. It was the new Andy Murray. Gone was the surly, wild-haired young man we saw at Wimbledon. In his place at the Australian Open last week was a smart, smiling and confident star-in-the-making, charming the media and winning a legion of admirers on and off the court.

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Yoga Mat Dinner Party: Too Much of a Good Thing, or Just Right?

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Yoga studios are sacred spaces, but so is the wine and cheese fête that follows, right?,The New York Times reports that you might be trading "om" for "yum" after your next yoga class, according to a dinner party meets yoga class trend. Some might worry that it could be too much of a good thing, a move towards merging two worlds that might have yoga purists losing their appetite altogether. But let's be honest: Who wouldn't want an hour or more of sweat and stretch-filled zen, followed by an equally uplifting multi-course meal complete with wine and dessert?

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Peace, Love, and Lowriders

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I'm still doing Bikram Yoga, and that means I'm still hanging out with scantily dressed people. Which means I've been spending a lot of time looking at and appraising tattoos of all sizes, colors, and shapes. Did you know that there is a movie coming out soon called "Hot Tub Time Machine"? You can catch the trailer online. I will probably see it, as not only does it star John Cusack, whom I adore, but they also go back in time to the 1980's! Wow! That was so long ago. I was but a wee thing back then. Actually, that's not true. I lived through the 80's as a teenager.

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Kellie Pickler Tweets The Secret To Her Sexy (And Sweaty) Body: Yoga

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What do church and yoga have in common? You’ll have to ask Kellie Pickler! You know the euphoria you feel after a really good workout? Well, country singer Kellie Pickler has another phrase for the blissful sensation she gets after an intense yoga class: dirty divinity! “Just left my 1st Hot Yoga class of 2010. I was sweating like a whore in church. I gotta get my booty in SHAPE!!” the 23-year-old American Idol alum tweeted Feb. 2. Your booty looks pretty in shape to us, Kellie. Wanna trade?, P.S. Everyone sweats like a whore in church during Bikram – a.k.a. hot – yoga!

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