(This is an older post) As a yoga teacher, the hardest and most terrifying class for me to teach is the first day of Beginner Yoga. The students walk in pale, fat, worried, neurotic, clutching their little bottles of Dasani like they’re some totemic objects that will protect them from weird, patchouli smelling Hindu spirits, … Continue reading The Spirituality of Whimsicality
Tonight there were a few people in Power Yoga that were anxious about it. They signed up for the Yoga Challenge but they were leery about this particular class. One of these people was Liz. So I wrote this post to her, and to anyone who has found themselves in the deep end of the … Continue reading Don’t Let a Yoga Class Hijack Your Yoga
It's not that I don't like Yin, I do. I like it too much. But I feel like a manatee when I do Yin. I'm an unrepentant flow-hacker and there is no way to get into flow for me during Yin. Yin is like therapy, or a massage. Yin is for an off day. I … Continue reading Manatee Yoga
Today is April fool's day. The first day of the Yoga Challenge. A rainy, cold, and crappy day. I had to get up and get going. I had to be "on.” Lots of "on." First-day- of-Yoga-Challenge "on." Class started slow, then amped up. With lots of breathing. Breathing is hard. Harder than it should be, … Continue reading It’s on. Bring it.