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These in-a-pinch panties come in hermetically sealed packages and will be sold at Equinox. (Photo: Cheeki)

 

We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: March 15–21, 2014.

HEALTHY COLLABORATIONS

Equinox kicked off a partnership with underwear company Cheeki to sell individually-sealed pairs of panties at the gyms for days when you forget to pack that second, non-sweaty pair.

Westin Hotels announced a $15 million dollar wellness campaign that will introduce various health initiatives at its properties. To kick off the campaign, it launched customized mindfulness and meditation programs for guests, in collaboration with Headspace.

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Tree of Diagnosis, Copy of Plate 3 of the Lhasa Tibetan Medical Paintings (Photo: Rubin Museum of Art)

OPENINGS

Celebrity yoga couple Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee officially opened the doors of their first Manhattan studio, Yoga Shanti, in the Flatiron District.

Popular West Coast healthy deli-market Locali opened a Venice, California, outpost, with organic juices, gluten-free baked goods, and more healthy eats.

And New York’s Rubin Museum unveiled the first major exhibit on the Tibetan science of healing in Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine, up now through September. Its guiding principles are represented in paintings, manuscripts, and medical instruments, along with evening workshops.

FASHION FILE

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Lululemon Here to There Pants ($118) Photo: Lululemon

Lululemon launched a six-piece studio-to-street collection, &go, featuring leather-like shorts and pretty tanks made made for “the bike and the boardroom.”

STUDY HALL

A national survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of The Dailey Method found that women rated pretty much every reason over “bikini-ready body” as a motivating factor for working out. See their findings here.

A huge analysis of research studies on saturated fat, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that eating saturated fat did not necessarily lead to heart disease, sparking lots of debate.

YOGA NEWS

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YogaTrail’s new app allows users to find yoga around the world. (Photo: YogaTrail)

Lole announced the dates and locations for its 2014 White Tour, with mega yoga classes set to take place in five cities around the world—Barcelona, Montreal, New York, Toronto, and Edmonton. Many will be inside museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.

Online yoga director YogaTrail launched its first app, which will allow yogis to find studios, classes, and teachers nearby, all over the world.

HAPPENINGS

Spring cycling! Gotham West Market’s NYC Velo kicks off group “shop rides” this Saturday, March 22, which will average three and a half hours of scenic riding and will continue throughout the summer.

Pilates guru Alycea Ungaro will teach a series of classes at Bouley Botanical on Saturdays in April. Ungaro created an exclusive body-weight training class, Plus5, for the series.