February 8, 2015

It has been a difficult move. About two months ago, my husband and I took up residence in a sublet while our apartment was being renovated.  It is only 15 blocks from the old place, but it might as well be in a completely different city. New grocery stores. New restaur...

October 5, 2014

As I age, meditation becomes a bigger part of my daily practice.

 

I started off sitting for 5-10 minutes, over time that grew to 20 and now I sit for about 30.

The key is to take it slowly. It’s taken me 10 years to get to 30 minutes of quiet.

 

Meditation is hard.

 

Several...

September 30, 2014

Why do people think you have to be flexible to practice yoga?

 

My hips are so tight!

 

For seated postures and twists, props are my best friends.

 

They sit piled up in a corner next to the coach. A couple of blocks, some straps, several blankets, massage balls, weights, we...

September 22, 2014

I roll out my mat. It stares at me. A big purple rubber rectangle. Hand and footprints burned in after a dozen years of use.

 

Still I’m clueless as to what shape to take.

 

Something simple. Maybe a child’s pose. Big toes together, knees apart, arms outstretched. Easy eno...

September 16, 2014

Last night I drank a little too much wine…

 

My brain is a little fuzzy. A little dehydrated.

 

Where’s my water glass?

 

I glance at my clock…one eye shut and the other barely open. It’s 5:30. Time to roll out of bed.

My husband snores lightly next to me. He doesn’t understa...

May 1, 2013

More Than A Mat

Over a dozen years ago my friend Nadia gave me a yoga mat as a Christmas gift. At the time she was my friend and yoga teacher. Soon after she became my business partner in a yoga studio we opened in DUMBO.

 

While we are no longer in business together, we...

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