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Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | May 9th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Yoga

Michael Franti Yoga

With more than 20 million yoga practitioners in the United States alone, yoga is becoming part of mainstream culture — and making its own news headlines! Here’s what you should know when you hit the mat:

Michael Franti & Spearhead Announce “Soulshine” and Yoga Tour

Music and yogi star Michael Franti & Spearhead announced the first ever music and yoga lifestyle tour, featuring guest artists SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall and popular yoga teachers.

The tour will come to more than 30 outdoor amphitheaters across America and will feature several hours of yoga and dance. Gaiam will be a sponsor for the Soulshine Tour. Check to see if they’re coming to a city near you! Read on.

Yoga Poses for Arthritis

After receiving a diagnosis of arthritis, many people avoid exercise and physical activity because of the pain. But doctors are now saying that keeping fit, strong and flexible can mitigate, delay or prevent the onset of arthritis symptoms.

Loren Fishman, M.D., Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City highly recommends yoga for the prevention and treatment of arthritis. He says that the low-impact, flexibility-enhancing poses of the ancient practice can be a more effective treatment than drugs or surgery.

Learn more about how yoga can help treat your arthritis. Read on.

Watch: The Practice of a One-Armed Yogi

When asked what a yogi looks like, many people imagine skinny females in stretching pants. However, Wanderlust Festival, like Gaiam, has a broader view of what makes a yogi.

Modern yoga is for any body, regardless of its shape, size, color or ability. Tom Di Loreto proves this theory not only on his mat, but in his daily life. Check it out.

Gaiam is an official sponsor of Wanderlust Vermont, Colorado and Squaw Valley this year.

More Athletes Practicing Yoga

College sports stars and professional players alike credit yoga in part for their success on the field or court.

Some yoga-loving professional athletes include the NBA’s LeBron James and the NFL’s Vernon Davis. Professional teams like the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia Eagles and rugby’s New Zealand All Blacks have employed yoga instructions.

This has got to eliminate male hesitation to start a yoga practice right? Yogi men, we’d love you to comment below! Read on.

Stay tuned for more yoga, fitness, and health and wellness news from Gaiam!

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