Hot Yoga, Week 32: Commit

I always liked how in STAR TREK: Wrath Of Khan, the weapons console lights up ‘Commit’I really committed to hot yoga this week, when my usual three-month membership ended. Rishi asked me why I didn’t purchase a one-year package. In the tiny instant that I hesitated, he read my mind: “You can make two payments”, …

Hot Yoga, Week 24: I Heart GY

I believe I’ve been at Gyan Yoga for six months now. Here’s my (5-star) google review for Gyan Yoga, posted last Saturday: Gyan Yoga has been a lifesaver for me Before I joined Gyan Yoga, I attended 6 different yoga studios, and rarely found the progress I was hoping for. Today, Gyan Yoga has become …

Hot Yoga, Week 18: Are You There Shiva? It’s Me, Jason

Overall, this may be a triumphant week for me in hot yoga classes at Gyan Yoga. I used to experience great mental and emotional challenges in yoga classes; not to get all wishy-washy about it, but I didn’t know how to combat the accompanying feelings of doubt and insecurity and shame and guilt and inferiority, …

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 …