Host Keri Verna (AKA Beach Yoga Girl) wrote that she chose the postures because they were some of her favorite and made a nice heart shape when grouped together. But as many of them are also heart openers and because I have written about most of these postures in earlier blog posts, I thought we […]Read more "The Heart of Practice Challenge "
Virabhadra or Warrior poses are some of my favorite asanas. They are empowering and easily lend themselves to flows from one to the next. But as their presence in many vinyasa classes is ubiquitous, they are often called out with little to no instruction. So let’s break them down – Warrior I, II, III and […]Read more "Warrior Poses"
I have been contemplating where to go for my next doughnut review. Part of me feels like I should be brave and go to this place called Holey Cream. But it is overwhelming to me. And I don’t think I will actually like the doughnuts. I prefer stuff with really fresh ingredients – fruit flavored […]Read more "Natives and Transplants and Tourists"
It has been a while since I made healthy eating and exercise a priority and my body shows it. I love taking photos of asanas (postures) because it helps with my alignment. But I have to say, it has been hard to see my belly in some of these postures lately. However, I will take […]Read more "Basic Yoga Mix Challenge: Week One"
Yesterday, I decided to get back on track. Today is September 11th. The above photo is from July 4th, 1976. I was born March 10th, 1976. I will soon be 40 years old. The towers never were. I love that photo. It’s surreal. I showed it to my mom who was mad that she never […]Read more "Making it Through the Day"
I took a Flexible Friday from work today so you know what that means – doughnut field-trip! Today we jumped on the subway and went to Baked by Butterfield on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Flexible Fridays mean typing with one hand while feeding my kids with the other so I actually ate them […]Read more "Baked by Butterfield"
People love the fancy poses, it’s easy to overlook foundational postures. They can be boring, I know. The trick is to find a basics class at a studio with great teachers. The first time I took a “basic” class, it was at a NYSC and I was admonished for being too flexible. Taking a class […]Read more "Cobra Pose vs. Upward Facing Dog"