I was late to yoga, and when I walked in, carrying too many things, everyone was already on their mats.
Yoga is still really new for me. It still feels awkward and difficult, and I’m still at the point where I feel really proud of myself for going. Look at you, being all… READ MORE »
Bad news for those of you who assumed yoga was curing all that ails you: A new study found no evidence that yoga’s mental effects benefit the body. The good news is that yoga does help to relieve lower back pain, the Wall Street Journal reports. However, stretching was found to be equally as effective… READ MORE »
To say Tao Porchon-Lynch is an extraordinary yoga teacher isn’t a stretch, considering she has fans all over the world. But what makes her truly amazing is the fact that she can support her whole body on her hands — even though she’s 93.Now she has another accolade to add to her list: Guinness World Records… READ MORE »
For those of you who don’t know the name John Friend, he is the founder of Anusara yoga — a form of Hatha yoga that focuses on the universal principles of alignment, life-affirming philosophies and heart-oriented expression — who found himself at the center of a highly publicized sex scandal last year. There were rumors… READ MORE »
One surprising way to boost your sex life will have you putting down that “101 Best Sex Tips” guide and whipping out the yoga pants! In a recent article in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers revealed that women who were once unsatisfied with their sex lives but began to practice yoga and “Eastern techniques of… READ MORE »
So, this morning I posted a lengthy essay about my history with exercise and my determined desire to commit to going to yoga three times a week. And then this appears on my Tumblr dashboard. At first, I was like, “Hello, I do not NEED any more excuses not to go to yoga!” But then… READ MORE »
There are a lot of things in this world that I am interested in learning how to do. Play my ukulele! Become fluent in Italian! Floral arrangement! Learning to appreciate the music of Phish! I’m generally adventurous. But there has been one thing I just have never been able to get down with.
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Most people greet the start of the New Year with a vow to get in shape … Every. Year. And every year the gym is crowded with “resolutionaries” who show up, sweat all over everything for a few weeks, and then are never seen again.
The best way to avoid that is to figure out… READ MORE »
Attention, womenfolk, something new for you to fear: your body eating your breast implant! While stretching during a Pilates class, 59-year-old woman’s implant slipped through an incision from a recent heart valve surgery and lodged itself near her lung. Her doctors had cleared her for exercise after the heart surgery when the boob job strayed. So… READ MORE »
Colder weather makes me want to eat ramen and ramp up my yoga practice. My old mat is getting a little, well, nasty. This Gaiam prosperity yoga mat should bring renewed focus and enthusiasm to my practice, not to mention something lovely to focus my drishti on while I flow through my asanas. Namaste. … READ MORE »
On Tuesday night, I went to a yoga class. Truth be told, I really enjoyed it. But on the way out of the studio, I couldn’t help but overhear another student in the class say to her friend, “I feel so connected to the universe after that.” As someone who recoils at new agey expressions,… READ MORE »
Jessica and Hunter are a couple of LA airheads looking for spiritual guidance. So they’ve decided to sign up for an ashtanga yoga class — whatever, Gwyneth Paltrow’s doing it. But can they actually handle the intensity of an ashtanga yoga class? And can an ashtanga yoga class handle them? (Probably not.) [YouTube] … READ MORE »
Surely you didn’t expect her to wear some Lululemon stretchy pants and a tank with built-in bra? I bet she sweats glitter. [Buzzfeed] … READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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. … READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »