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 "
I have been focusing on my handstand practice for almost a year now but I try to pepper in a different challenge from time to time. Hosted by some of my favorite Instagram yogis, I decided to give this one a try. For days one through three, I did something I never have before – posted […]Read more "Bringing Flexy Back Challenge (Part One)"
How much can one person change? Are certain aspects of one’s self fixed entities? I’m not talking about changing how I eat (which could use some improvement) or how much exercise I get (not enough). Can I become the extrovert I would need to be to become a yoga teacher. I can go to the […]Read more "Transformation Tuesday"
I was supposed to try out The Movement on Monday – I canceled late. I was supposed to go back to Yoga Shanti on Tuesday (to take a class with Heather Lilleston, who I love) – I canceled late. Luckily, I took the day off work on Thursday so I was able to go to […]Read more "Weekly Workouts (June 8th)"
Saturdays and Sundays I go to Bikram Yoga East Harlem. Despite my misgivings about the man, I like the consistency of the practice, the studio is convenient and I am trying to use up my credits before they expire. Today, I went to my usual 9AM class. The teacher welcomed me and specifically asked that […]Read more "Bikram Flow?"
I feel like I JUST wrote about this, because I did. But I want to get back on track with posting – after a mini vacation hiatus. So here we go… Last week I was brave and not only tried my first ever Zumba class, but also tried out a new yoga studio: Laughing Lotus. […]Read more "Weekly Workouts (June 1st)"
When I first started going to yoga regularly, five years ago, I had a Nike mat that looked something like this. It came for free with my Nike Yoga bag. It was nicer than the rental mats so I thought I was doing pretty well. I was also doing Bikram five times a week so […]Read more "Investing in a Yoga Mat"