Dear Bakasana (crow pose) My closest yogi friends know that I’m pretty daring with my practice. I tend to like pushing my physical, psychological and emotional limits. This, if anything, makes me a “good practitioner”. But one pose has always made me groan: bakasana or crow pose. At least it used to. Crow pose is considered … Continue reading Dear Bakasana
We cannot understand light without shadow. Some days, like today, I feel small, sniffly, sick, inelegant. Eloquence of mind and spirit is hard to come by. What do I do? I try to be generous with my intentions. Today, I find this especially hard precisely because I feel small. So I need to do big … Continue reading When it’s hard to be nice, be nice
This long weekend, where we yoga is Albany, NY. Fun trivia: Before I moved to the US, I thought NYC was the capital of New York State! I think it only really clicked for me when I met my boyfriend, who grew up in upstate New York. First of all, sorry that there is no photo! I … Continue reading Albany, NY: Hot Yoga Spot on Stuyvesant Plaza
I’ve had numerous stops and starts with yoga. I vaguely remember trying out short instructional videos in the early 2000s when yoga was barely a thing in the Philippines, where I lived at the time.
There are many mental, emotional, financial and physical (mostly unfounded) blocks to getting started. I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way that I think are helpful to those finding or re-finding yoga.