1) Bikram in the Hot Seat (again and again)
Bikram Choudhury has faced a lot of controversy this past year. In May, he was accused of rape in two different law suits. Sadly, this has brought about a lot of negative attention to his studios and Bikram style of Yoga. If you missed this, make sure you read Yoga Dork's re-cap HERE.
2) Harvard Scientists find Proof that Yoga and Meditation can ward off Stress & Disease
Now for some positive news in the Yoga World… New studies by Harvard Medical School this year are proving that Yoga and Meditation can ward off stress and disease by switching on and off some genes linked to stress and immune function. Pretty cool stuff! Check out the full article HERE.
3) Lululemon Uh-Oh's
Lululemon has had a rough 2013 - first with the recall of their see-through Wunder Under pants in March, and then again in November when Chip Wilson, former CEO of the the company, went on camera stating that their pants are pilling due to the rubbing of women's thighs, noting that the pants simply "don’t work for some women’s bodies." We enjoyed Stephen Colbert's "hirarious" re-cap of the entire controversy.
4) Yoga is Rallying for Veterans with PTSDThis past year, several organizations including Give Back Yoga and Yoga Warriors have made it their mission to help bring relief to Veterans with PTSD through the healing of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. Just another positive example of how yoga can heal the world, one person at a time.