Yoga to the Rescue

So I can’t eat chocolate with the same abandon as I could a year ago…What’s next? This npr story explains that muscles actually shrink when we age, leading to weight gain. The good news is that a geriatric researcher at UCLA is studying to see which...

Cracking My Heart Open

I reached a higher place in my yoga practice than I have before, thinking of these lines from the Heart or Metta Sutra: So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings; Radiating kindness over the entire world, Spreading upward to the skies, And...

Moving Through Molasses

Amy taught me how to move my arms slowly, as though I am pushing through molasses. Lo and behold, my biceps began to bulge. (Sort of) I wonder if doing this as part of a yoga practice counts as strength training. According to this NYT article, older women who did an...

Yoga

Amy Elias Kornfeld, my new yoga teacher, is going to help me “to align with the divine.” We’re starting slowly. I took my first yoga class with Amy and I am no longer allowed to use the F word (fat) or the O word (old.) If I do use disparaging...

Liminal Space

Why is it that every time I meet someone who exhibits kindness and a willingness to help me find peace, my eyes well up with tears? According to Amy Elias Kornfeld, the radiant yoga teacher I just met, it’s because I am living in a “liminal space.”...