Wow, it's been a heavy-hitting, conversation-sparking, yoga-in-the-media kind of week (actually, it's been a couple of weeks), maybe the biggest coverage of yoga ever and it all started with the lengthy NY Times Magazine article which profiled John Friend, creator of Anusara Yoga. The article was titled The Yoga Mogul.
I shared it last week's Mindful Monday Recap but I had noooo idea of the events that were to follow (cue dramatic music here).
So, here's the run down:
July 19, 2010 NY Times Magazine publishes an extensive article about John Friend and Anusara Yoga and the yoga community immediately responds with mostly positive things to say and only a few hey-wait-just-a-gosh-darn-minute's.
July 25, 2010 One of my favorite yoga bloggers, it's all yoga baby, responds.
July 27, 2010 YogaDork (another rockin', scoopin' yoga blogger) posts and attracts a beautiful, eloquent comment from none other than Elena Brower.
July 28, 2010 John Friend's response on Anusara.com spreads like wildfire through Facebook and Twitter networks. I watched it happen. It was an awesome sight to behold.
July 30, 2010 elephantjournal.com columnist, Jimmy Gleacher, responds to John Friend's response.
July 30, 2010 Huffington Post blogger, Ethan Nichtern, writes about the whole event in his post The Commodification of Yoga: The Perfect, the Good and the Spiritual.
July 31, 2010 Waylon Lewis interviews John Friend for elephantjournal.com. A must read. Some really cool pictures included.
And for some non-John-Friend-related reading (there was quite a bit as well last week!) I will recommend the following:
Yoga Adjustments or Yoga Assists on (where else?) elephantjournal.com.
On The Everything Yoga Blog, I loved this post The Most Powerful Weapon in Our Yoga Arsenal. Can you guess what it is?
And last but not least, from the YogaEarth Blog, Stress, that Sneaky Scoundrel.
That's a wrap folks! Please share any thoughts or reactions you may have below. I would love to continue the John Friend conversation with you (I just didn't want to color this post too much with my opinion … yet).
Lots of Love,