The Yoga Challenge is over and I just put out my May calendar. I have two days back-to-back off from teaching this month. I am reclaiming my old Wednesdays off, and Jessie is teaching Core Yoga on Thursdays for the month. Not only do I get to take a class (!!!!) but I'll get some … Continue reading My Definition of Gentle Yoga
https://youtu.be/d6NHJXBO-tA The video in which I wax rhapsodic about Spring!
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)
Lolly is my favorite checker at Wegmans. She speaks in a friendly, conspiratorial tone, kind of out-of-the-side-of-her-mouth. Her voice has a very peculiar timbre, too. Something between foghorn and an oboe. It intrigues me. But the thing I really like about her, and why I will wait in her line even if there’s a faster … Continue reading The Personal Touch at Wegmans
I hate that things take time. Not things. Progress. I hate that progress takes time. Especially the visible, tangible signs of progress. That’s what I really hate. I feel so impatient. I want a sign: something, anything, that will encourage me to keep going. I am attached to outcomes. I am a very bad yogi … Continue reading I Hate That Progress Takes Time
I think I’ve set myself up for failure. I committed to doing The Ultimate Yogi. Again. I started last Friday. Today will be Day 6. The Ultimate Yogi is 108 days of power yoga on a set of 12 cds that you rotate through. Each cd runs an hour. I tried to do this once … Continue reading The Ultimate Yogi
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?