Thor and Peter Parker are still white hetero cis-males: Deal with it

I bet you think it’s great and “cool” that Thor is a now a “woman”, and that Miles Morales has the proportionate speed and agility and strength of a spider. I bet you think it’s “wonderful” that Captain America is a black guy!  Newsflash: you are wrong. Wake up! “Diversity in comics is great! You …

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 …

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 …