Women in Ashtanga

Ashtanga yoga is traditionally a mostly patriarchal practice – even I’ve developed into a woman with balls! But a strong group of women like Angela Jamison, Kino MacGregor, Stan Byrn and Gretchen Suarez may be changing our future:

Unconditional Love

I took some online quiz today that said I should give up chocolate for Lent.  Well, I can tell you right now – that’s not going to happen. Then I read Tim Miller blog where he says he’s decided to give up giving up stuff.  Now that actually sort of appealed to me. But really, I do want to give …

and here come the crazies

I’m pretty sure Ashtanga’s intermediate series should come with a warning label … Consider this – after a short succession of well-meaning backbends, you’ll quickly find yourself face to face with the wicked queen of all heart-openers, Kapotasana.  Which was utterly terrifying for me.  (Truth be told, it’s still not pleasant). And the fun has only just begun. Because then …