When we talk about yoga, we inevitably at one point talk about injuries. There’s almost no seasoned yogi who hasn’t had the one or other nagging pain in the body. Usually it’s just a matter of time until the pain … Continue reading
By now you may have come across this, shall we say – interesting article by Jen Polachek (she received such a virtual bashing that she has changed her byline to Jen Caron). Here’s a taste of it (my emphasis): A … Continue reading
With a wagging finger, a thin one, covered with brown leathery Indian skin, he told me off. I must have looked devastated because he added: “OK. Maybe with milk, can take. But lot of milk. Little coffee.” I nodded, taking … Continue reading
Listen to the respected (and oh so wise!) Richard Freeman who explains in 2:28 minutes how yoga will ruin your life. But anyway, maybe for you – yes, for you, reading this – it’s already too late! What has yoga … Continue reading
When I was little, sticking my tongue out just felt great. I wanted to do it all the time, whenever something or someone really sucked. Parents, teachers, rules, restrictions – baaah. The only time I indeed refused vehemently was – … Continue reading
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but hardly anyone ever showed up for yoga to lose weight. Ironically, to be accepted in the yoga room (or at least to feel that way), you had to be slim already. Maybe not … Continue reading
Let me warn you: This is not for the faint-hearted. This is not for the ones who easily feel embarrassed in public. And not for those who are afraid of making weird noises either. If you decide to go ahead, you’ll find yourself huffing and puffing while a teacher is watching you closely to check if you’re doing it right.
The noise you’ll be producing vaguely resembles a sneeze, but one that you failed to suppress. It’s a forceful exhalation through your nose, a bit like blowing it, but without any tissues involved. Importantly, you have to close your eyes. Not only to aid concentration, but also to skip the pitiful and bewildered looks bystanders will bestow on you.
So what’s the benefit of all this? Continue reading