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This week YOGO has invited our yogini friend and author Dana Damara to help us honor the life of B.K.S. Iyengar by sharing some observations on his teachings. Iyengar was a beloved teacher who developed Iyengar yoga, focusing on precision, detail and alignment. He passed away this week at the age of 95.

 

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Yoga’s health benefits are well documented and go way beyond esoteric energetic alignment. According to a new study, yoga appears to reduce the risk of diabetes - as much as cardiovascular exercise. Is this a surprise to you? Not if you practice yoga! In a recent study based on data from 100,000 women, yoga was found to reduce the risk of diabetes as much as cardio exercises like running. That's a pretty amazing health benefit.
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Early yogis struck lovely poses - and also fought fierce battles. An exhibit in Washington shows the complex dimensions of yogi life.

Do you like your yoga hot or powerful? Maybe you practise in the nude or spend a fortune on the latest Lycra. Are you a follower of BKS Iyengar, or do you prefer Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga?

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At a yoga studio in the District recently, practitioners breathed, bent, twisted and stretched their way to a happier state. They left more relaxed, more energized, with better posture and a renewed outlook. But there was one curious thing: Of the 24 people in the room, only four were men.
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