Happy Hump-asana Day: Surya Namaskar A / Sun Salutation A

Happy Hump-asana day, folks! Wait – wasn’t it just Wednesday last time I blinked? Today I realized that a long weekend in New York + working + teaching ≠ Blogging! That said, today’s Hump-asana celebration comes to you compliments of OmGal a.k.a. Rebecca Pacheco, one of my favorite yogis and bloggers. Since we oftentimes fly through […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Warrior II / Virabhadrasana II

So I took a test this morning. It was a very serious test. [for serial – super, super serial] . . . and I want you to take it, too. The test is . . . BlogThings’ What Yoga Pose Are You? test [thanks, YIFY]! C’mon, you didn’t think I’d actually give you something serious, […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Balasana/Child’s Pose

In honor of the week’s ongoing anti-yogalomanic rhetoric, cry out against yassholes, and commentary on fame monsters, today’s Hump-asana pose is non-glamorous, non-acrobatic, and accessible to everyone. Enter the ever so humble and gracious Hump-asana pose of the week: Balasana or Child’s Pose It’s hard to be ego-driven in child’s pose, so I think we can […]

The Closing Sequence Fake-Out [Hint: It’s Just The Beginning]

Class is coming to an end. You’ve gotten your butt and your brains kicked and there’s a moment that you wonder if you’ll survive to savasana. You know that moment I’m talking about: the sweat on your brow has merged with your entire face so by the time you defeat the mind demons who have declared […]

A Thought on Dualities

The light which man has discovered within himself makes him more aware of the dark; through the good which attracts him, he sees the evil which is the line of least resistance; the activity leading to pain simultaneously permits him to visualize the contrasting pleasure, and thus he experiences something of both hell and heaven. […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Extended Puppy Pose/Uttana Shishosana

Ahoy, me hearties! No, it’s not Talk Like a Pirate Day yet [another 221 days – calm down], it’s just hump-asana day again! [Pirates have nothing to do with today’s posture, that was just for fun] Today’s hump-asana flavor: Extended Puppy Pose / Uttana Shishosana The bad news:  Uttana Shishosana can be ruthless if you are […]

Scratch That

I just want to do hoodrat yogi stuff with my friends! [c’mon, haven’t you seen the video?] Happy Buddha tee compliments of Live.Breathe.Grow. More on LBG later! New teachers are fun! Writing about them is not… Yesterday I wrote a post reflecting on two workshops I attended last weekend. I felt really unsettled after posting […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Urdhva Dhanurasana/Wheel Pose

Oooooh hello, Hump-asana Day! Today’s Hump-asana pose: Urdhva Dhanurasana/Wheel/Upward Facing Bow [I love me some wheel pose] Aside from strengthening the wrists and opening the shoulders, urdhva dhanurasana does some magic opening up the front pelvis/groin area, which is why I heart u.d. The pros don’t stop at just the bendy-benefits, though – this pose […]

Endings, Beginnings, and a Freak [Nadi] February

Welp, it’s official – YTT is over. After a teary graduation practice and small celebration, I drove home as if I was leaving class any other evening. On cue, Natasha Bedingfield sang an acoustic version of “Unwritten” to me and I left it on [and, no offense Natasha, but I usually turn you off – […]