Yoga Roundup XVII: Feb. 16 – Feb. 22, 2014

The Week’s Top Yoga News, According to the People at Tula Software

Yoga for a Cause

The yoga community is involved in so many other communities as well, and the conservation/preservation realm is no doubt at the top of the list. So when yogi/conservationist Amy Ippoliti came across 1,500 lb. manta ray gliding beneath her, she took the plunge and posed next to it for photos as part of an effort to help raise awareness for ocean life preservation. This Colorado girl spent 8 months training to be able to do poses underwater and as you can see from pictures, it definitely paid off.

Back in the Dog House

Yoga clothing company Lululemon strikes again. This time they’re going up against customers who try to resell their new and purchased products online through sites like Ebay. People have reported being flagged by Lululemon employees for trying to sell the merchandise online. And if the customer didn’t listen, they then reported being blocked from purchasing anything on the Lulu site. You can read all about it at YogaDork, who was brilliant enough to come up with the phrase "lululemming." YogaDork: 1 Lululemon: -3 (for all those previous incidents)

5 Minutes in Heaven

Having a balanced and healthy yoga practice means including meditation! Instastar Rachel Brathen (she has the most popular Instagram yoga account in the world with more than 635,000 followers) has a new blog post to help those new to meditation and those who fall in and out of the practice (we’ll raise our hand here) to stick with it and reap its benefits. Give yourself 5 minutes today to get acquainted, or re-acquainted, with meditation.

The Art of Yoga

If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibit “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” during its debut stint at The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery you’re in luck! The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco debuted the exhibit this week and will keep it until the end of May. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the history and roots of your practice, this exhibit is a must.

Lions and Tiger and Bears Om My!

The Houston Zoo has a new workshop for little ones, Zoo Yoga. Parents and children will walk through the zoo to learn about its different residents all the while practicing yoga poses. The next class is March 1st.