Odds and Ends

The early years of yoga in the US were replete with “scandal, financial shenanigans, bodily discipline, oversize egos and bizarre love triangles, with a few performing elephants thrown in for good measure.”  So says a new book on yoga pioneer Pierre Bernard—known as the “Great Oom” — as reviewed at the Wall Street Journal.  Times were different in Bernard’s day but his promotion helped yoga get to the position where it “flourishes even in the Great Oom’s home state of Iowa, and the yoga industrial complex has broadened to include magazines, books, clothing and celebrity followers.”

The wonderful Information is Beautiful site has another great winner — the meaning of different colours in different cultures. Evil, oddly enough, is black everywhere, it seems.

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2 Responses to Odds and Ends

  1. Kathryn says:

    I wasn’t familiar with either of those works, and am glad to know of both. Thanks.

  2. jakking says:

    Thank YOU for stopping by!

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