Yogis throng Times Square to fete solstice

Jun 21, 2016

Yogis throng Times Square to fete solstice

Following a long-held tradition, thousands of yoga fans gathered in New York’s Times Square on Monday to mark the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. During the 14th edition of the annual event, yogis transformed the famous intersection in one of the ...

Yoga boom catching on with men in Japan

Oct 8, 2015

Yoga boom catching on with men in Japan

In the latest sign of the nation’s growing obsession with health, a rapidly growing number of men are attending yoga classes, partly inspired by the late Steve Jobs. At studio yoggy, operated by Lohas International Inc., the number of men attending yoga classes at ...

Nihonga didn't ignore the West

Feb 26, 2015

Nihonga didn't ignore the West

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From the early 1880s, painting in Japan became bisected. Yōga was used to categorize works in oils that were inspired by European painting movements and nihonga became the umbrella term for a whole array of earlier Japanese painting traditions that were later modernized. The ...

Yoga practitioners moving to the next level

Nov 27, 2013

Yoga practitioners moving to the next level

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There is a “natural” convergence among yoga practitioners in Japan: Those who have practiced it primarily for slimming or health are becoming more interested in its spiritual aspects, while those who have approached it as a philosophy are more actively engaging in physical exercise, ...