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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Grassroots Yoga Power Hour class
Photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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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.

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V.23 No.13 |

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The Daily Word in a 1,000 year old Native American, a 160 year old tortoise and a million jars of peanut butter

In the news: APD chief Eden points to a man allegedly wielding an AK-47, APD's pattern of employing lethal force, James Boyd's death and the resultant public outrage, ancient Native American, a mobile cannery, Defunct peanut butter manufacturer, Glenn Beck is the subject of a defamation suit, Did the press defame Dracula?, A 160 year old British war hero died, White people are unhealthy, Ukraine's next leader is Darth Vader, Russia appears to be waging an economic war against Ukraine, sleep inside a bear for two weeks, The latest about Flight 370's disappearance, Lego is a tool of Satan, Swedish "cold yoga"

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V.21 No.20 |

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The Daily Word in fiery semi, unchicken, stripper database

In the news: Minority births, carrying lighter fluid, eclipse, drones, database, Neat, oldest yoga teacher, Republican Super Pac, attempting to swim, Coffee drinkers, Fake chicken meat-maker, Gale-force wind

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V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012

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The Daily Word in Urban Outfitters, marshmallow vodka and BofA’s sneaky fees

In the news: Navajo Nation suing Urban Outfitters, Arizona public schools ban Bless Me Ultima, Jesus appears in a tortilla, FBI file, LGBT rights activist and a Christian Republican, Davy Jones, Recycling photos, fluffed marshmallow vodka, The Aquabats, Girls make beats, Han Solo in carbonite crayons, 50 worst baby names, Track down criminals, even sneakier fees, Yoga championships, the robot

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V.21 No.6 |

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The Daily Word in heavy baby, Icelandic incest and yoga

In the news: sex offender trying to get into the girls bathroom, more than the mayor, this missing girl, JFK mistress, 15.5 pound baby, Shamrock Shake, The ancestor to all animals, Florence Green, porn, accidental incest, stereotypes, yoga

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V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Katja Lauterstein, marketing coordinator and yoga instructor at High Desert Yoga
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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You, Improved

It’s a crazy, mixed-up world. Here’s how to be a better person in it.

After exiting the holiday season and getting back to the regular course of your life, you’re likely looking around and thinking: Things could be better. It’s OK. You’re normal.

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Grassroots Yoga answers the age-old question: What’s up dog?
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Grassroots Yoga answers the age-old question: What’s up dog?

Resolutions!

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!

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V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

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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

Yoga-junkies, wrap your mind around asanas and more with the Alibi’s interviews with authors Stefanie Syman and Mark Singleton. We spoke with Syman over the phone during the first leg of her book tour and sat down with Singleton at Santa Fe’s Body Café (which explains the clinking in the background). Both interviews have been edited slightly for time and to take out the bits where we wandered off topic. Now, pardon us, all this yoga research reminds us we’ve got a pose to perfect…

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Om My Guru

Two authors trace the roots of yoga in the West

It “turned husbands into adulterers, it turned scholars into swindlers, it turned women into lunatics or shut-ins,” writes author Stefanie Syman. It sounds dangerous. It sounds exciting. It certainly doesn’t sound like something you can do at home on your Wii.

That thing is yoga, and Syman’s new book, The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, traces its path from esoteric to exercise.

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V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010

Culture

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

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