I designed my summer this year. Made a plan, carried it out, and it worked! Summer slowed down and I saw every moment of it.
Do you ever dream about what it would feel like to max out as a human being? Use yourself up completely? I wonder about that a lot. I am fascinated with people like Tim Ferris of The 4-Hour Workweek and Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines. Those guys seem to be living so much larger than … Continue reading It’s All About Energy
Went totally rogue in my 7 o'clock class tonight. Practiced with my students. (A big teacher No-No.) (But in my defense, there were only 3 students, all of them adept yogis, and all of them part of the Challenge.) My own practice time was eclipsed by my gym workout with the adorable Vince, and by … Continue reading Yoga Teacher: Energy Vampire
I don’t love all the emphasis on postures and doing postures perfectly. I don’t love the obsession with achieving the “aesthetic” goals of yoga: The high arching backbends, the Yoga-Journal-perfect expression of Side Crow. I realize there are also functional goals in yoga, like being able to balance, or getting stronger or more flexible, but … Continue reading What I Don’t Love About Yoga
I have finally turned the corner on this cleanse. So happy. The weekend was hard, only because certain celebratory rituals involve food and drink. One of the big revelations of this cleanse for me (so far), is how food is not just food. It's social. It's symbolic. It's comfort beyond physical hunger. It functions as … Continue reading Cleanse: Day 8