Happy (Tardy) Hump-asana Day: Breathe

Dear Hump-asana Day gods: Forgive me for doing your day a disservice and not even posting a Hump-asana. It’s not like I forgot about you. [promise] And who says we can’t celebrate Hump-asana day on Thursday? Consider us fashionably late yogi socialites [and the fabulous are never on time, right?]. I knew you’d agree . […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Sukhasana / Easy Seated Pose

Happy Hump-asana Day, friends! Yesterday was sheer madness: I taught at 7am, practiced at 9:30am, worked, then taught again at 6:30pm. WHEW! Today I’m practically running out the door again but couldn’t exit without leaving you with a Hump-asana [woot!]. Inspired by Spoiled Yogi‘s interview with Jody Greene, a San Francisco-based teacher, who said that […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]