Happy Hump-asana Day: Camel Pose / Ustrasana

Happy Hump-asana Day! Err…the hour-ish left of it [whoops!]. The good news: You still have time! Today’s Hump-asana day Pose: Camel (Ustrasana) So, begin in tadasana (mountain pose) and then make this face: [teehehehee] And then celebrate your rad body like this: [teehehehee] Speaking of camels, have you ever seen a camel tongue? They are […]

Will the Real Yogi(ni) Please Stand Up?

If you’ve perused the most recent issue of Yoga Journal, you noticed that in honor of Earth Day the publication’s focus this month is on promoting healthy seas and oceans. Featuring pieces on topics ranging from beach clean-up to water conservation ideas, there’s nothing overtly extraordinary about this issue, however, it struck me more than […]

Buh-bye March, Hello April and YIOM!

This is me today: [psycho] I have multiple issues with April Fool’s Day which relate directly back to getting the crap teased out of me as a child. Sparing you any grim childhood recollections, let’s talk about why we’re really here: YOGA! [and shoes, right?]. April kicks off YIOM or Yoga Inspiring Oneness Month, brainchild […]

Happy Hump-asana Day Double Header: Pigeon and Eagle

Hey batta batta batta hey batta batta batta SAWING batta! Ring a bell? Bueller, Bueller? [Watch the clip here] Guess what, yogiloves? Tomorrow is MLB Opening Day! [Try to contain your enthusiasm] As a closet baseball die-hard and in honor of opening day tomorrow, today’s VY features not one but TWO Hump-asana poses, geared specifically towards […]

Signs of the [YTT] Beast

So, you’ve begun yoga teacher training. At first, you’re tired [very tired]. You juggle work/home/yoga, almost running from one venue to the next. It’s all very cerebral at first – you have a schedule, books to read, classes to attend, and things to learn for goodness sake! [exhilarating almost, especially for Type A’s]. A few […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Tadasana / Mountain pose

Happy Hump-asana Day! By now you’ve probably heard the news that Elizabeth Taylor died today [sigh]. Although at times recognized moreso for her series of marriages than for the diversity of her acting skills, Elizabeth Taylor played her fair share of women, from the immature but vain Amy March in “Little Women” to Cleopatra. Despite […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Toe Crunch Asana

Hey, hey, Happy Hump-asana Day, friends! It’s a bit late in the day but we can celebrate nonetheless. In honor of my class last night, today’s Hump-asana pose is Toe Crunch Asana (a very unofficial name!). You know those poses you love to hate/hate to love? The ones your teacher tells you that you need […]

Getting to Know You: Live.Breathe.Grow.

Searching for answers on the web sometime around 2am, in typical fashion, I stumbled across Live.Breathe.Grow.’s Happy Buddha tee complete with [you guessed it!] a fat, happy Buddha on the front and a back that reads “I am Peace. I am Love. I am Happiness. I am Me.” [I had to have it]. My purchase […]

The Yoga of Mass Transit

The New York trip was lovely. In sum, it was a mix of family time, good food [holy overeating/overmargarita-ing at Alma in Brooklyn], a walk in Central Park and through the farmer’s market, a trip to meet Dharma [call me a groupie, I don’t care because O.M.G. HE IS AMAZING!], a jaunt through Eataly and […]