• Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Upcoming Events: How Do The British Taste Wine?

    Don't wait until the last minute to snag your tickets to this beer dinner. Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar has partnered with Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company to serve an eight-course dinner paired with eight beers, four of which are custom-made specifically for this meal. Reserve your spot at Eleven XI on ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2014

    After Controversy in Houston, a Yoga Guru Resurrects His Practice in Denver

    John Friend built a yoga empire in Houston that came crashing down in 2012 amid allegations of financial mismanagement, an affair with a married student and Wiccan rituals. Now he’s resurfaced in Denver.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Jim Freeman: Former Lawyer Wants to Bring Yoga to Prisons

    Prison must be a stressful environment -- especially if you're innocent! Sure, you can blow off steam with weights, or by the occasional shiv fight, but non-practicing Austin attorney, but practicing Buddhist, Jim Freeman wants to take inmates to a higher level -- through the power of yoga. Freeman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    If You Didn't Get An "I Voted" Sticker, Does Your Vote Still Count?

    Like most responsible, non-felon Americans, I exercised my right to (early) vote last week at a designated polling place before the hordes overtake the voting booths Tuesday because they procrastinated. I did my civic and patriotic duty over at the West Gray polling station, that building covered ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    The Hot-Yoga Wars

    Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a very large pile of money).

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Shanti: Music's Top 10 Yoga Enthusiasts

    This weekend, the Texas Yoga Conference hits town at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center. It's like a big party where everyone practices yoga and learns or improves yoga techniques. At the end of the weekend, there will be musical performances by the Desert Dwellers, Tyagaraja, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Yoga Fuel: Kenny & Ziggy's Potato Pirogen

    Finding something light enough for a pre-yoga meal at Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen is quite a challenge--it's a huge menu, and the portions themselves are also huge. Even the salads are impressive in size, and so delicious that it's hard to stop eating even when full. I recently found myself tight o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Nicole Griffin Chance: Claims Woman Posed As Lawyer to Get Yoga Secrets

    It's a yoga throwdown.​If you're hiring a lawyer, you have to be careful and consider all factors. If, for instance -- just spitballing here -- someone says she's a lawyer and will represent you in your divorce in exchange for yoga lessons, maybe you might want to think twice. According to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Yoga Fuel: Kraftsmen Garden at Kraftsmen Bakery

    Christina Uticone​Lately my life has been like a country song. My dog needed extensive, expensive surgery; I had to cancel a long-planned trip home to New York; my husband left me on our anniversary. (Don't worry, he's coming back -- just a business trip.) Just as I was wrapping up a tough wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Vegan Tamales from Radical Eats, Urban Harvest Farmers Market

    Corn & Spinach and Breakfast tamales.​One of my favorite Saturday-morning breakfasts is also one of my favorite choices for yoga fuel: vegan tamales from Radical Eats, served up at the Urban Harvest Farmers' Market (2311 Canal St.). These tamales are healthy and hearty, and a great way to tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Yoga Fuel: Tacos A Go-Go on Main

    ​It might seem weird to go to a taco joint for salad, but that's how good the salads are at Tacos A Go-Go. When factoring in size (they're huge), freshness (crisp iceburg!) and TAGG's proximity to my favorite hot yoga studio (YogaOne), it's a total win for my pre- or post-hot yoga meal. There ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    March 25, 2010

    5 Worst Foods to Eat Right Before Doing Bikram Yoga

    mattsinopoli​We've recently taken up the ancient practice of Bikram Yoga to supplement our neo-hippie health kick. For those of you who aren't familiar with this type of yoga, it's the torturous one that is done for exactly 90 minutes in a 105 degree humid room. So it's basically like doing r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Slideshow: Swami Ramdev in Houston

    Yoga superstar Swami Ramdev has been at the George R. Brown the past three mornings, teaching Pranayama techniques to a couple thousand people (including this Hair Balls correspondent). Ramdev will be there tomorrow and Sunday too, in case anyone out there is interested in old-school stretching and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006
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    September 8, 2005

    Stylish Scavenging

    Troll for art at the Downtown Stomp Around

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Green Beans

    Kam's Chinese garlic beans

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003

    First Dance

    Kid's Play inspires more than just youngsters

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    To Every Man a Donkey Kong

    Travel back in time to a real arcade

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Yoga Studio

    Sundance Yoga Studio

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Yoga Studio

    The Yoga Institute & Bookshop