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The Secret to Getting Men (into Yoga that is…)

The Secret to Getting Men (into Yoga that is...)

Go to any yoga class in the capital and you’ll be hard pushed to find more than a couple of token men.

Which is ironic, as, in the 5,000 years or so of yoga history it is only within the last 80 years that yoga has been opened up as a practice to women. For the majority of yoga’s history, it was ONLY practiced by men. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Indra Devi: The First Lady of Yoga

Indra Devi: The First Lady of Yoga

Born in Riga, Latvia to European aristocracy in 1899, Indra Devi was the first female to been allowed into an Indian ashram (let alone the first woman to study in an ashram) in the 1930s.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Studying with the “godfather” of modern Hatha Yoga, Krishnamacharya (famous for also teaching Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois), Indra Devi is one of the biggest influencers in modern day yoga practice. Indra Devi’s journey is a fascinating one, and here we take just a glimpse at the life of this game-changing woman. (more…)