Neal Pollack is a YogaDork! He’s also a novelist, a journalist and more recently a self-proclaimed “hot jew of the yoga generation.” He’s a funny guy. Maybe best known for his days as an unwieldy and intoxicated narcissistic satirist, Neal’s rising star hit the skidless sticky mat of life, if you will, because of those very same reasons. (see photo timeline below). But alas, NP has found his true nature – as a Yoga Dude! Satirical, but now with less toxins, a dash of santosha and a mean headstand. If you’ve kept up with his column at The Faster Times you’d know he just recently finished a month-long yoga teacher training with Richard Freeman in CO, and is gearing up for the release of his new book Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude, out next Tuesday 8/10. Exciting! What WE are so excited about is that this hot yoga jew is allowing us all to dork out and ask him questions!
This is what he had to say…
“Hey, everyone. Thanks so much to YD for playing along, and extra thanks to you all for participating. I’m incredibly excited about this book, and hope you all have a chance to read and enjoy Stretch. As for this little Q&A game here, don’t consider it an ‘ask the expert’ situation, because I’m no expert. I’m just a regular, or at least semi-regular, guy who really enjoys yoga and really appreciates what it’s done for my life. I also think that most yoga culture is totally ridiculous. So those are your parameters: Regular guy who loves yoga and likes to mock it gently. On your marks.”
So there you go…the mic is open! Please post Q’s in the comments asap as we need to gather by early next week.
Check out an excerpt from STRETCH at The Nervous Breakdown.
The book that’s essentially about Neal Pollack’s journey from this:
to this: circa 2002
to this: 2010
and the yoga in between.