Yogini Ana Brett Replies to Body Image Discussion

Earlier this week, I wrote a review of Ana Brett and Ravi Singh's newest Kundalini Yoga DVDs.  Little did I know that it would lead to an intense discussion of body image. Ana Brett had gone from brunette to blond recently, and this touched a nerve.  But what really seemed to bother people was how little she wears on these DVDs. So I followed up with a post, If You're Happy and You Know it, Show Your Thighs.  I knew this was a good opportunity to talk frankly about how we feel about our bodies, using Ana as a mirror to face this particular set of demons. ...more

Doing Yoga With Your Partner

I love yoga. I love the idea of doing yoga. I love how I feel after doing yoga. So you would think that actually being motivated to do yoga would be a breeze right? Ha! Fooled you! While it's still easier to get myself to do yoga versus the much loathed exercise bike motivation does not come easy to me. Then I had a great idea. My boyfriend is pretty good about working out. All I had to do was convince him to do yoga with me and then if we did it together motivation would be easy-peasey. Right? ...more

If You're Happy and You Know It, Show Your Thighs!

Join us today at blisschick for a discussion of body image. As a woman in this culture, I have always felt the pressure, but as I recently turned 40, this issue has reared its ugly head yet again, and perhaps even more intensely than when I was a teenager. How about you?  What ugly things do the voices in your head tell you about your body?  What do you do to remedy the situation?  Have you come to a sense of peace with your body? ...more


When you hear the word "yoga" what do you think of? You may think you know all there is to know about yoga, but there is a good chance that you don't. Let's take a look at some of what women are blogging on the topic of yoga. Have you heard of Hot Yoga? From Fat Fighter TV - Hot Yoga Benefits of Bikram Yoga are said to include: toning, strengthening, and lengthening your muscles strengthening your spine increasing flexibility ...more

My co-worker and I started Bikram Yoga together after work once a week (every Monday).  We ...more

The Battle of the Bulge!

Lately I've had a hard time finding the motivation to exercise. I've tried everything! From speaking to myself nicely (come on Cindy you CAN DO IT!) to beating myself up (don't try this at home!) to having my jaw wired shut! Okay, I lied about the last one, but that's only because I don't know where to go to have this procedure done. It's also very painful and I sprout feathers whenever pain is in the room. ...more

Love and Ego

My Yoga Online - The practice of non-attachment is an important element to attaining inner freedom. A primary practice of non-attachment is applying this to relationships. ...more

Yoga Safety and the Carpal Tunnel

My Yoga Online - Dr. Carla Cupido has posted a new Yoga Anatomy article, Carpal Tunnel and Yoga, on My Yoga Online. Dr. Cupido looks at the important aspect of preventing the development of chronic carpal tunnel conditions due to one's Yoga practice and daily activities. ...more

Hair Under a Baseball Cap...Surprise! It doesn't Have to!

Well, I have to admit, I have had my Universite'de Paris baseball cap on for essentially 24 hours. Now, I think my hair should have looked terrible when I took it off for Yoga today. Having not showered for that length of time due to a break in our water main to the house. To lower my frustration I focused on something good for me and yoga was perfect. Back to HAIR. ...more

Add Yoga to Your Day: Breath


Even if I'm on the subway or in a meeting I can take a moment to check in with my breathing. ...more