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    Meet Naked, Breast-Feeding Yoga Mom

    Multitasking at its finest.

    Amy (not pictured) lives on a clothing-optional commune in Hawaii where “yoga was/is a necessity.” She was just minding her own business and channeling inner peace one day in 2011, when her daughter, Naia, got some tummy rumbles. So the baby crawled over and clamped onto her mother’s breast for some lunch, not caring that Amy was midpose in a handstand. Once the Internet got a hold of it, a star was born. “The yoga community and earth mamas loved it! Women who didn’t seem to enjoy breast-feeding or more of the conservative crowd thought it was the weirdest thing and just couldn’t wrap their heads around it,” Amy told Baby Center. Amy also has a blog called Daughter of the Sun and a very colorful, lovely Instagram account.

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  • Bikram Choudhury leader of the Bikram hot yoga movement directs classes in his Bikram's Yoga College of India, San Diego branch, November, 2010. (Rebecca Greenfield/Polaris, via Newscom)

    Yoga Scandal

    Bikram Sex Shocker Not a Shock

    That a former Bikram yoga teacher is accusing the infamous guru of sexual misconduct should surprise no one. We’ve been down this shameful road before, writes Benjamin Lorr.

    Here it is again. The yoga sex-scandal: too clichéd for fiction, too outlandish to be ignored, leaping from whispered locker-room conversations into garish SEO-ready headlines on CNN. If only repetition led to farce. The latest scandal involves yogi Bikram Choudhury, the already cartoonishly overdrawn guru from Calcutta, lord over an empire of hot yoga studios, now accused by former senior instructor Sarah Baughn of soliciting sex from his female students, punishing them when they refused his advances, rewarding male teachers who brought him willing consorts, and bragging during lectures of his “72-hour marathon sex sessions.”

    For those who don’t know him, Bikram Choudhury has long operated as something of a dark prince of America yoga. Beginning his yogic studies at the age three in India, he arrived in America a virgin, teaching free of charge in the basement of a bank. Now, at 67 years old, he parades on his teaching dais in Speedo and Rolex, barking orders at his following of millions (19 studios in New York City alone) as they struggle to contort to his demands. Celebrities like Jeff Bridges, Madonna, and George Clooney have reportedly sought him out. Charlie Sheen—cue curious brow wrinkle—called him guru. He charges upward of $11,000 to attend his trainings. He has 40 Rolls-Royces in his garage.

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    Bottoming Out

    Lululemon Exec Out After Yoga Pants Scandal

    Chief Product Officer leaves after recall of see-through workout gear.

    It's been a rough spring quarter for Lululemon. The sportswear company--a cult favorite among fashionable gym girls and yummy mummies--was forced to recall a production run of its popular yoga pants after fans complained that the workout clothes were too sheer. Now, the company has announced that its Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson is out and that it is stepping up factory oversight to ensure the fabric is no longer see-through.

    Lululemon's stock plunged after the pants brouhaha. The defective clothes represented 17 percent of the company's pant sales and the recall prompted a brief yoga pant shortage.

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