Hot Yoga, Year Two: Ah, well.

Yoga is for mental and emotional and spiritual well-being, not vanity. Still, it was kind of a flattering surprise when one of the yoga teachers told me, “Your six-pack is really popping out,” in the changeroom. I may have blushed. Once he was gone, I admit to you that I looked in the mirror. I …

Hot Yoga, Year Two: THE HOUR OF MY GREATEST TRIUMPH

Today, I am a new human, at last. I imagine it’s probably hard, Reader, for you to imagine how just difficult it is for me to go to yoga. I don’t enjoy yoga; more than anything, it has usually prompted shame, humiliation, feelings of inadequacy, guilt and embarrassment; typically I feel like a second-class human …

Hot Yoga, Year Two: Gratitude

I sometimes write in my gratitude journal (which I neglect to do consistently each day, to be frank) how happy and grateful and lucky I feel to have found such an affordable yoga studio which I also happen to like and feel comfortable in. Right now, this is a different kind of thankfulness. I have …