I have been struggling with The Bros K. but today, today I may have broken through. Things started to shift in Part 1, Book 3 for me. I couldn't get past the whining and the histrionics of the beginning chapters, not to mention all the impossible-to-keep-track-of Russian names. When I can't hear a name in … Continue reading Reading The Brothers Karamazov (and other grinds)
The other day Linda, someone who’s been practicing at my studio for as long as I’ve been in business, announced she’s going to do the April Yoga Challenge this year. For the first time. (This will be the 12th year I’ve offered it.) “Why now?” I asked her. She didn’t give me an answer. I … Continue reading Why Would I Do Such A Thing?
When you take an hour out of your day to do some stretching in a structured way, guided by someone with some expertise, you are making a conscious choice to increase your power. Power can be thought of as “energy” or “personal vitality” and that kind of power is a known virtue of a structured … Continue reading Power Yoga
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.
You can do he April Yoga Challenge as a Project or a Streak. I make the distinction between the two in my book, The Project-Driven Life. A "Project" is persistence toward a goal. A project requires a commitment. You're excited about it, yes, but you also know there'll be hard parts where you'll just need … Continue reading Doing the April Yoga Challenge as a Project or a Streak