Ode to Hot Power Yoga

I can't intelligently explain why I love to practice hot yoga and to drip, drip, drip like a leaky faucet - it just feels so good. But yoga is more than just physically feeling good, even more wonderful is mentally feeling good. I started practicing yoga over 30 years ago when I quit smoking. Originally I started the practice to avoid packing on weight when I quit smoking and it worked. As I continued with the practice(I took a class a week and practiced an hour at home every day) I found that not only was I feeling physically changed but mentally changed....more

No Yoga or Running for a week!

I recently had a minor elective surgery so I couldn't do yoga or run for a week.  This was going to be very hard for me but I never knew how physically and mentally I would be effected.  My normal day starts early in the morning at the gym where I work out and run for about 4-5 miles.  Add three hot vinyasa yoga practices spaced out during the week and I am invincible.  With out running and yoga I feel like Superman when they took away his kryptonite.  I lost my power, feeling lethargic, headachie, tired, mentally blah, you get the picture.  I felt lousy!...more

My Near Death Experience - The Unexpected Gift

Life can throw us a drastic curveball at any moment. Just when we think we’re plowing thru life, making things happen, and unstoppable…life has a way of reminding us that we’re human and to not take one single moment for granted. Not that I thought I did… but, I guess life has a way of giving us what we need not necessarily what we want…  (“You can’t always get what ya want, but ya get what you need..” by the Stones plays in the back of my head). ...more