Posts tagged "yoga"

Yoga Poses That Are Easy To Memorize

I have been an on/off yoga practitioner for a number of years yet I've never been able to remember the majority of the traditional names for the poses, er, asanas. No matter. From now, I'm using this handy chart when referencing my favorite yoga poses in conversation. For example: "You know, I love to do…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2011

Miley Cyrus Strikes A Pose

The lace body stocking is a little weird and Cher-inspired, but Miley Cyrus does an enviable Dandayamana-Dhanurasana. That's "standing bow pose," by the way, and I suck at it.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2011

5 Things I Plan On Doing With My Time Now That I’m Not Dating Or Drinking

Here's the thing about drinking -- it's a multi-tasking activity and it makes lots of things even better. Here are just some things I really enjoy doing with a glass of wine in my hand: Taking a hot bath while reading a gossip magazine Liveblogging award shows and "The Bachelor" Cooking and eating Playing fetch…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2011

Girl Talk: I Want An Arranged Marriage

Indian weddings are beautiful. I missed my sister’s by just a few days. I couldn’t make up my mind whether to join her and her Canadian boyfriend in Goa, where I could complete my yoga training certificate in a country where men significantly outnumber women, or to stay home in the Brooklyn apartment I shared…

By: Alyssa Pinsker / December 20, 2010

Guess The Yoga-Practicing Motorcyclist!

Who likes to weave fast through traffic and then organize his chakras or whatever in a super relaxing yoga sesh? Find out after the jump! [Crushable]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2010

Lady Gaga Does Her Part To Convince Me To Go Back To Bikram Yoga

See this photo? It's Lady Gaga. Doing Bikram yoga. At my bikram yoga studio. Well, it was my bikram yoga studio back when I used to actually, um, go. Now that I know there's a chance I could be sweating my face off next to Gaga -- and that her sweat might flick onto me…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2010

Just A Bear, Doin’ A Little Yoga

An amateur photog snapped this photo of a female bear at a zoo in Finland, midway through her 15-minute morning yoga sesh. Namaste! [Telegraph]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2010

How Bikram Yoga Is Making Me One Of “Those People”

Let's get one thing straight: I am not an "exercise person." In fact, if I were dating some smart, hilarious, darling and hot dude who was otherwise perfect but had a penchant for enthusing about his early morning gym regimen, I probably wouldn't call him again. Overtly healthy people annoy me, maybe because they have…

By: Erin Flaherty / June 30, 2010

How Zen Is Too Zen?

Settling into my new neighborhood in Brooklyn after moving from busy Manhattan last week has been about as easy for me as letting someone massage my feet, or accepting a free upgrade on my flight, or taking those free samples they always have at Trader Joe's. For one thing, my new 'hood is full of…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 25, 2010

I Dragged My Boyfriend To Partner Yoga (And We’re Still Together!)

I love yoga (along with the other 30 million women who practice in the U.S). And when I realized that I could combine my love for yoga and my love for James, my fiance, into a partner yoga session, I was honestly psyched. The day of our lesson, I asked James if he was excited?

By: Alina Berd / June 10, 2010

Pimping Out Your Yoga Uniform

There's a bit of a stereotype against people who do yoga -- that we're all "crunchy" and "green" and "enviro-healthy-gorp-munching-maniacs." OK, so this may be slightly true, but just because we take an earthy approach to living doesn't mean everything we wear has to fall into the army green/dirt brown color palette. We're planning o…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 24, 2010

Doggie Yoga: Pay Good Money To Annoy The Heck Out Of Your Pooch

My dog Lucca does lots of really cute things. She even poops in a cute way -- seriously, she looks at me while she's doing it, like she's almost ashamed to be in public relieving her bowels. Anyway, one other cute thing she does is dramatic stretching. First she stretches her front legs, then she…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2010

How Do You Get Motivated To Exercise?

Here's a fact: Right now, I am the fattest I've ever been in my whole life. Period. End of story. I have all the respect in the world for Crystal Renn and every woman who can love her body no matter what size it is, but I am not that woman. (Granted, not being that…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 21, 2010

Christoga: Ex-“Northern Exposure” Star Janine Turner Presents Yoga For Christians

Don't blame me for the term "Christoga" -- I didn't make it up, Janine Turner did. The former actress -- made famous for her role on "Northern Exposure" -- has a new path in life and that's to bring yoga to devout Christians. See, yoga in its inception is rooted in Hindu mythology and many…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2010

Do Yoga And Booze Make A Good Cocktail?

I made a bunch of resolutions for myself for 2010, among them to attend yoga at least three times a week. For a few months last year, I actually made it to class four times a week, but the further we got into the dark season, my winter doldrums set in and I just couldn't…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 27, 2010

Product Review: Manduka High Performance Yoga Mat

I'm no yoga pro, but I do the best I can, ya' know? Since I started practicing, I've been using a variety of yoga mats. You know, the usual kind, that generic, foamy, I-don't-know-what-the-brand-is type. But I'm super-tall, and I kept practically falling off my mat every time I did downward dog. I needed a…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 7, 2009

Yoga Jeans: What Has The World Come To?

We've opposed it, but tights continue to be viewed as pants by many. And, last spring, jeans fused with leggings to become "jeggings." Now, exercise apparel company Athleta is trying to sell us on their Bettona Pant, "a yoga pant that thinks it's a jean." With a faux fly, rivets at the pockets, and contrast…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 28, 2009

Don’t Get It Twisted At The Yoga Competition

NYMag.com sent a fearless reporter into the heart of yoga cutthroatism at the seventh annual Yoga Asana Competition in New York City. More than a few of The Frisky ladies are yoga devotees. Speaking for myself, I can't do anything like what these people are doing here -- or, like, I can do it, but…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 28, 2009

Throw Out Your Designer Handbag And Get A Guru!

When I was in college, I fancied myself very enlightened with my five-day-a-week yoga practice, my lotus flower tattoo, and my tattered copy of the Daoist text Zen Mind, Beginner Mind. Post-college, I experimented even more with New Age spirituality. There were Indian sweat lodges, psychic vortex tours, aura pendulum readings, natal chart mappings, and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 22, 2009

Stay Far, Far Away From This Yoga Farm!

This is, by far, one of the creepiest videos I have ever seen. There are so many weird things about it, I don't even know where to start. But I'd like to say that the guy's jeans are so tight I'm surprised he can do yoga at all, let alone put his head between hi…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 30, 2009