When I was young, my mother always told my sister and I, “stand up straight,” or “keep your back upright when you are walking!” Growing up, keeping our backs straight was standard protocol in my household. When I used to walk to school, my mother would always be watching me from her window, so I worked very hard to walk “properly” in order to please her.
Bikram Yoga’s got a brand new vibe, and it has less and less to do with Bikram. It’s happened. NYC’s first Bikram Yoga Studio has officially dropped the namesake and is no longer limited to the strict, stick-to-the-script 26 pose practice made famous by the foul-mouthed philanderer himself, Bikram Choudhury. Choudhury, in case you missed [...]
The world is SO LOUD right now. A lot of us are experiencing emotional overload for a variety of reasons and our initial instinct may be to shut everything out, turn everything off. And, really, that’s entirely warranted. But in that urge to retreat there may be something more we can do for ourselves, a [...]
The following is an excerpt from Deep Listening: A Calming Practice to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Open Your Heart, the new book by Jillian Pransky. Stay tuned for the giveaway! chapter four How We Hold We welcome ourselves, settle onto the ground, and meet our breath. Next we pause to notice what’s [...]
The news is relentless. There is a sick taste in my mouth. I oscillate between avoiding news and bingeing on it. I oscillate between desperate, trembling activity and absolute apathy.
How to recover from a virtually never ending presidential campaign? Try alternate nostril breathing. Yes, maybe we’ve been inundated with politics to the max lately, but we have to wonder how politicians, you know, the ones who live it every day, how to do they cope? Besides daily Twitter rant storms, of course. You may [...]
You may be having your own issues with the new $400 shoes from the prodigal sons of basketball, but the owner of a yoga studio in Canada is claiming they ripped her off…by stealing her logo design. Hana Engel, the owner of Modern Body yoga studio in Ottawa, says the Melo Ball 1 (the first [...]
And now for today’s reminder that you’re never too old to start something new. We’d like to dedicate this post to the fighting spirit and the young at heart. Centenarian Charlotte Bleistein of Milwaukee, WI passed away over the weekend, but the fearless and passionate way she lived will never die. A lawyer, political activist [...]
Imagine standing on a boat as it’s sailing through a vicious storm with nothing to grasp on to. That rush of adrenaline coursing through your body as fear takes over and uncertainty settles in. Unlike the typical spinning signs of vertigo, my symptoms mirror the sensation of a boat out on the seas, rocking from side to side.