Hot Yoga, Week 51: Failure Isn’t That Bad

I began hot yoga 51 weeks ago with an ambition to do a perfect Downward Dog within one year.  Tho I don’t believe I’ll accomplish that, I can say that I’m glad I began the effort; that I can still learn yet to refine and improve in Downward Dog; and that I’m pleased with other, …

Hot Yoga, Week 22: Forward Seated Pose – Bingo!

I’ve worked to build on last week’s surprise progress in the forward seated pose, and this week handed me another surprise progression: eyes closed, breathing, I felt my knees press against my forehead. I do think yoga can provide a lesson in regularity and discipline and improvement; I’m lucky to live so near a studio …

Hot Yoga, Week 21: Forward Seated Pose

I really never like the Forward Seated Pose – I can’t do it!!  Sit on the floor, your back straight, legs stretched out straight before you, your toes and heels together.  If you’re like me, you can’t even do that part! Now, raise your arms, and lean your torso forwards, from the waist, with a …