V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Hater's Guide to Yoga
Skeptically embracing your inner yogi
Wherein Holly von Winckel takes some down dog for the team aka socially awkward, Spandex-averse Alibi readers who nonetheless remain curious about the benefits of a yoga practice.
V.23 No.13 |
The Daily Word in a 1,000 year old Native American, a 160 year old tortoise and a million jars of peanut butter
Justifying the use of tear gas during Sunday's anti-police-violence demonstration, APD chief Eden points to a man allegedly wielding an AK-47.
The dialogue concerning APD's pattern of employing lethal force is taking place on some interesting social media pages.
Media outlets across the nation are picking up the story of James Boyd's death and the resultant public outrage.
A boy in Utah found the remains of an ancient Native American.
Kelly's Brewpub is canning their beer using a mobile cannery.
Defunct peanut butter manufacturer Sunland ended up dumping all their left-over jars of peanut butter.
Glenn Beck is the subject of a defamation suit related to the Boston Marathon bombings.
This guy is going to sleep inside a bear for two weeks.
Attention: Lego is a tool of Satan.
V.21 No.20 |
The Daily Word in fiery semi, unchicken, stripper database
Minority births are the majority in the U.S.
A semi truck carrying lighter fluid just combusted on I-40.
If you're wondering why there are throngs of people in Albuquerque on Sunday, it's the eclipse.
Will drones spy on us?
Council plans for a stripper database delayed.
Tape dress. Neat.
The world's oldest yoga teacher is 93. And she's a badass.
Republican Super Pac plotting extreme attack ads about President Obama.
Limbless man attempting to swim between five continents.
Coffee drinkers live longer, says my new favorite study.
Fake chicken meat-maker promises new nonflesh will be even better than the real thing.
Gale-force wind in yo face.
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
The Daily Word in Urban Outfitters, marshmallow vodka and BofA’s sneaky fees
Navajo Nation suing Urban Outfitters for titling some products “Navajo.”
Arizona public schools ban Bless Me Ultima, the landmark novel by local literary legend Rudolfo Anaya.
Image of Jesus appears in a tortilla in Española.
Request your FBI file.
HuffPo article on the owner of Effex, an LGBT rights activist and a Christian Republican.
Farewell, heartthrob Davy Jones.
Recycling photos from around the world.
Understanding fluffed marshmallow vodka.
The Aquabats have a TV show.
Track down criminals with Twitter.
Bank of America rolls out even sneakier fees.
Yoga championships. It’s a thing.
The life of the robot.
V.21 No.6 |
The Daily Word in heavy baby, Icelandic incest and yoga
Belen police chief: "It always raises a red flag for us when we see a sex offender trying to get into the girls bathroom."
Some APD officers make more than the mayor.
Have you seen this missing girl?
JFK mistress speaks out in book form.
15.5 pound baby born in China.
Mickey D's minty green Shamrock Shake goes nationwide.
R.I.P. Florence Green, the last WWI
Can porn be copyrighted?
A website in Iceland helps residents avoid accidental incest.
Maps of stereotypes.
Some yoga is dangerous, but it's mostly awesome, says some guy in his new book.
V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
It’s a crazy, mixed-up world. Here’s how to be a better person in it.
On the hunt for cheap yoga in Albuquerque
Two of my (and likely your) 2012 resolutions are to get in better shape and be more frugal. I’m hoping to make a dent in both by taking advantage of new-student specials and cheap drop-in classes at local yoga studios. This is what I’ve found from cruising around online ... if you know of any others, do tell!
Bhava Yoga Studio: $35 / first two weeks. $6 ongoing drop-in classes.
Bikram Hot Yoga: $25 / first two weeks
Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga: $35 / first month
Body Balance Yoga: $5 ongoing drop-in classes
Body Language (yoga, Pilates and Barre classes): $45 / first month, but sign up is only through 1/31
Grassroots Yoga: $35 / first month. $5 ongoing drop-in classes
Hot Yoga Downtown: $29 / first month
Sani Yoga: $5 ongoing drop-in classes
V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010
American Posers: The Yoga Interviews
The Alibi’s Patricia Sauthoff speaks with authors Stephanie Syman and Mark Singelton about the cultural history of yoga in America
V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010
Is Yoga American?
Today there is no longer an argument. Yoga is a cultural force and a booming industry. But is it American? Stefanie Syman, author of the compelling and exhaustive cultural history of yoga in America, The Subtle Body: The Story Of Yoga In America, says yes. She’ll be in New Mexico on Friday, July 30 (details below) to make the case and field questions. Until that times, here’s a few teasers from the depths of yoga-Americana—
• Ralph Waldo Emerson was a fan of yoga and wrote a poem called “Brahma” in the first issue of the Atlantic Monthly, but he didn't practice.
• Elvis did yoga (and sang about it) in a movie.
• In 1948, Life featured a photo essay of Marilyn Monroe doing yoga poses.
• President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Margaret became so captivated with yoga that she moved to India and spent the rest of her life on an ashram.
• And let’s not forget the 60’s electric fascination with yoga & sitar. Media darlings like the Beatles, Mia Farrow, Timothy Leary, and Ram Dass helped to popularize the discipline.
• Nowadays, the Obamas feature yoga on the White House lawn.
Syman will be joined by Mark Singelton from St. John's College in Santa Fe, whose book Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice traces how postures, traditionally a relatively obscure aspect of yoga, came to define it.
Spiros Antonopoulos (Ashtanga Yoga Albuquerque | Souljerky) will be your host and guide down these rivers of yogic adventure. Local yoga teacher and entrepreneur Meta Hirschl (Yoga Now), author of Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers is scheduled to give a brief introduction.
You can hear Stefanie Syman on NPR (To the Best of Our Knowledge, On Point), or on Expanding Mind (with Erik Davis). And you can read her latest post on the Wall Street Journal's blog (about Tantra, Sting, & Lady Gaga).
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