Hello, my name is Zach, and I’m a yoga ‘C’-word.

By Zach Spafford In a previous blog post concerning the accountability of those who profit from yoga asana’s image/appeal but minimize the conversation around asana injury, I added the following statements in anticipation of the inevitable tone policing that is standard fare in the yogasphere. In reference to speaking out against the proliferation of irresponsible …

The Pose Is Never The Problem…Or Is It?

By Zach Spafford With regards to discussions in the yogasphere on potentially injurious contortions being fetishized and romanticized via social media, you might hear someone say “The Pose is Never the Problem”. In the context of the delicate nature of the issue at hand, this statement is a major problem. When referring to a video …

QUESTIONS FOR MY MOTHER

Original Article on: Yoga Poetica “What happens to all the people in China when they die?” I asked my Mother. “Well, if they believe in Jesus they go to heaven.” “What if they don’t believe in Jesus?” “Then they go to hell, Alex.” “But what if they’ve lived great lives and are great people who …

6 Myths About the Benefits of a Yoga Practice

New myths about what yoga and the poses themselves can do for you are popping up all the time. Here, Yoga Physics founder Alexandria Crow debunks a few of her favorites. Yoga studios don’t often hand out pamphlets explaining what yoga is or what you may gain from it. Yoga and its practices are often …

Yoga-poses vs Yoga-posers

“Listen, the minute this became something you could do casually, and a style of pants with was made for it… the wheels came off.” – Anonymous Ok, that’s a reasonable statement. Most of us who have grown wary of the pop yoga scene can see the validity of that point of view. If you go …