The Benefits

Yoga has many benefits. It tones and strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and balance, and reduces stress. After only a few weeks of yoga, I felt a big difference in my life and I noticed I felt a lot better. I also noticed how much worse I felt whenever I took a few weeks off. But … Continue reading

Finding Yoga Classes

Before I moved, I practiced yoga 3 days a week at the yoga studio inside my gym. I love the classes; I loved the teachers. After I moved, I halfheartedly looked for yoga studios nearby, but the only studio I found was about 15 miles away so I stopped looking. I put yoga off, and … Continue reading

Part II: What is Yoga?

The yoga studio was warm and welcoming. Soft light filled the open studio; gentle thumping came from an older man playing a set of drums in the corner. The room was full of people sitting at the end of their yoga mats, ready for what in my mind was mediation and mild core work. There … Continue reading

Part I: What is Yoga?

Yoga saved me. It came to me when I was in a very dark place in my life, when after a devastating breakup, I felt nothing except a deep, overwhelming sense of loss. In an attempt to get through the days, I started searching for things to do to keep me busy. I signed up … Continue reading

“It’s better to do a dull thing with style than a dangerous thing without it.” ― Charles Bukowski “Without literature, life is hell.” ― Charles Bukowski “Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.” ― Charles Bukowski, War All the Time I had never heard of Charles Bukowski until a … Continue reading