book review

Silly Rabbit, Tricks are for Everyone

I’m pretty nerdy- just ask anyone.  When I want to learn something new, which is all the time, my first move is not to try it, or take a class,or ask a friend. My first move is to read about it. When I first started getting into yoga seriously, about 7 years ago, I scouted… Continue reading Silly Rabbit, Tricks are for Everyone

movement

The cheapest piece of exercise equipment you probably aren’t using

I keep getting tempted to buy exercise gadgets. For example, we’ve been watching House of Cards, and while I am learning lots about journalism and politics, I am also fascinated by Frank Underwood’s fancy rowing machine, with the water turbine and everything? So cool. Also, fabulously expensive.  And metaphorical… Other fitness toys I have been… Continue reading The cheapest piece of exercise equipment you probably aren’t using

movement · yoga

5 things to understand when you restart exercise after a break

Exercise is one of those things most of us think we should do more of-for whatever reason, maybe you aren’t getting enough movement- were you on vacation? Recovering from an injury? Raising small humans? Life just generally getting in the way? It happens to all of us. Start where you are. You might have set… Continue reading 5 things to understand when you restart exercise after a break

book review

Birthday Spoilers

I’ve found the present I’m going to give everyone I know when they turn 50- forget the black balloons, and over the hill cards, you are getting a copy of Dynamic Aging, by Katy Bowman.   Bowman has several books on movement, and the difference between moving and exercise. She advocates moving more of our… Continue reading Birthday Spoilers

martial arts

Taekwondo, hard on toes, good for brains.

I’m in a special category of martial artists- those of us who start because our kids are into it, then keep going because it’s fun. Kate began 5 years ago, after begging us to sign her up for probably 4 years. She became a black belt a year ago- she’s not in a big hurry… Continue reading Taekwondo, hard on toes, good for brains.

yoga

4 ways to pick a yoga class

Let’s say you have finally decided to listen to me and start practicing yoga- how do you pick a class that’s right for you? Cult of Personality- obviously, you want to come to my class, right? You know me, you love me, you want to learn from me.  Fabulous! We might not live near each… Continue reading 4 ways to pick a yoga class