Happy Hump-asana Day: Anjaneyasana / Low Lunge

Let’s not waste any time today, dear readers! In the spirit of tight hamstrings [but really because I’m selfish and have been doing this pose every day], today’s Hump-asana pose is Anjaneyasana or Low Lunge. Now you might be wondering how this pose targets hamstrings at all. Well, it doesn’t [but it does]. See, as […]

Toxic Topic[als]

So you’re a vogue yogini – the “vogue” suggesting your penchant for all things fashionable and the “yogini” suggesting your ability to forsake most of those things. You bring last season’s clothes to a thrift store and donate well-worn items. You’ve pared down your closet and learned to live on less [less stilettos but more […]

The Ultimate Practice

Do you: Think you have a stellar practice? Spout off inspirational quotes about “right” living? Laugh in the face of nay-sayers, your soul and psyche unmoved by outside forces? Call the yamas your b*atches? Well, how about testing out your practice? Want to? Yeah? Ok . . . Let’s do it. But first, say hello […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Malasana / Garland Pose

Since there never seems to be enough time in the day, I’m a real fan of time-saving tricks and finding extra help anywhere I can, especially when it comes to house chores [although I think I just need to hire Rosie]… [now that’s my kind of housework!] If I have downtime at work, I make […]

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 . […]

Plight of the RYT [Rookie Yoga Teacher] – Part I

My teaching schedule just went from 0 – 60 in 4.2 seconds [which even beats out the Maserati I have in my make believe life. Whoa]. [Vroom] Last week was insanity and also every new teacher’s dream. I took on a new class [enthusiasm beyond verbal expression permits] and also had the opportunity to sub […]

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: Supine Groin Stretch [Doesn’t that Sound Enticing?]

Happy Hump-asana Day, friends! I’ve been a bit off the radar this week and will continue to be for the next few days thanks to some big life changes [I quit my big girl job, ‘member?]. Add a drastic schedule change, a few more teaching gigs, a visit from mom [she’ll be here tonight!], a […]