January 5, 2004

soap (with petals)

I just made my first (and long overdue) contribution to Boogie Fever. Well, somebody had to do "White Christmas." In early January, yes. But Bea Booze is up next.

Freezing drizzle predicted here for tomorrow--went out today to stock up on staple groceries, and it was pretty nasty as it was. (Very important thing I neglected to bring from NYC: gloves.) Also started my immersion course at the Alberta Yoga Shala, in Vinyasa yoga. I've never done it before, but it seems very mellow compared to the Iyengar training I got last year from Columbia-at-Columbia. We spent the first 25 minutes of class practicing breathing--by that point in my Iyengar class, we'd have been in Mangledpretzelasana II, and at least a few of us would be yelping for mercy while Columbia yelled "Use your laigs!" (Actually, we spent the first 10 minutes of class today waiting for the teacher to show up, but that's another story.) (And when I say "we," I mean there was one other student--who won't be there for half the classes. Hey, personal training!)

If you weren't at Lisa's and my place yesterday morning, you missed some really good blueberry-cornmeal pancakes and carrot-sesame-tofu scramble, as well as the inevitable screening of The Apple. You can always hear excerpts from the soundtrack, though.

Posted by Douglas at January 5, 2004 11:55 PM
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well, usually you don't really need gloves here. what an amazing winter for you to move here! The yoga site looks great. try the ashtanga for some ass-kicking yoga.

Posted by: Jules on January 6, 2004 11:39 AM

Now you understand why I fled in total outrage from the same class at Columbia. I like my yoga soft, like Buddha's belly

Posted by: Caryn on January 6, 2004 3:22 PM
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