Lyons Den Power Yoga

I am not a yoga person. Not regularly at least.  Yes, I went to a yoga farm in Spain (photo below) and yes I spent a weekend at a yoga retreat.  I loved both experiences.  Quite plainly I am a “yes” person. You can pretty much ask me to do anything that requires a plane ride and I’m on board. This might lead some people in the direction of risky behavior. But for me saying yes just means more stretching.

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namaste, amigo

I read all the hype the hype about Lyons Den Power Yoga, a hot yoga studio in Tribeca and despite my yoga class ADD, I thought if I could even like it a little, a yoga class would be good for injury prevention. Oh and generally mellowing. You read this blog. You know I could probably chill out a little. Let’s just agree to agree.
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A weekend yoga retreat at Kripalu

I am the type of person for whom yoga is recommended. I wouldn’t say I am Type A (more like A+) but I’m pretty fast-moving and a bit enthusiastic. When I was young enough to still see a pediatrician, I asked the very patient Dr. Toback what my blood type was. I was told A- (A negative) I asked where I lost points and how I could turn that A- to an A+. I wrote about this tendency a few weeks ago.

But I do like yoga. I often don’t include it in my weekly workout regimen. This is probably a mistake. I like to feel the burn, and to sweat. I think if I had a larger supply of time, I would do more yoga. But I don’t like substituting it for something more intense. Maybe this is why I am always injured.

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A little update and some great fitness deals

Long time no post! I was traveling for work last week and got lost in the sea of jet lag. Despite all my noble thoughts on fitness while traveling, I’ve been getting rundown and sick on work trips and I end up just trying to recover, and not breaking a sweat at all (unless you count the cold sweat from food poisoning last week, but that’s enough on that).

Since I’ve been back, I made a visit to my old love, yoga. Before there was barre and spinning there was yoga, which now seems old-timey and simple. I took a visit back to Laughing Lotus this week and it was pretty amazing. It’s a nice looking studio but there are no fancy locker rooms or you know central heat or air. It’s still a good time for a hippy. They have a great new student deal, $39 for an unlimited month of yoga.

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