Hot Yoga, Year One: Athlete

Altho I have attended yoga classes before, at various times, a year in hot yoga as near to daily as could be managed still feels like a one-year anniversary kind of moment. I had a fine class with easy Sun Salutations, and in the class with me was my yoga-mate who used to intimidate me …

Hot Yoga, Week 16: Downward Dog

This week, I’m really glad that I joined Gyan Yoga.  Joing Gyan Yoga has been, so far, the top decision of my year, I think.  I feel like an athlete; despite an athletic history of rock climbing and swimming and mountain hiking, I’ve never, ever thought of myself as “an athlete”.  Now, on top of …

Lance Armstrong

I like biking as a lifestyle, not as entertainment.  I don’t follow cycling, or read sports news.  I wouldn’t recognize Lance Armstrong if we were in an elevator together for 70 floors. All I know is he was given a 40% chance of survival, and then he won 7 consecutive Tours de France, and today, …