The mood at today's Iron Yogalates class was serious. The gym may have to close. I was given some flyers which are good for a special introductory offer: 10 classes for $10. Now, this really IS a good deal. We need more people or we're going under, said a woman in a baggy T-shirt, looking … [Read more...] about Is the Message Urgent?
During my yoga practice yesterday I assumed the Warrior 1 position: one leg forward, knee bent in a lunge, both arms stretched into the air. In Warrior 1, I often feel like my body is gathering energy, as all four limbs are equally tensed. Hold that a minute, then segue into Warrior 2: turn the … [Read more...] about Warrior Writers
Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation, by Charles Barber, is worth reading, if only for the H.L. Mencken quotation in the prologue: "There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong." Barber begins with statistics and commentary about the … [Read more...] about Comfortably Numb, a book review
I love my gym. I work out at a Lady of America about a mile from my house 4-5 times a week, first thing in the morning. The names of the classes sound painful (cardio kickboxing, cardio interval, bootcamp, step 'n sculpt) but they feel wonderful. At least, when they're over, they do. What I love … [Read more...] about Exercising the Kingdom
I know that a lot of people hate Valentine's Day. And I understand that it's too much pressure and too commercialized and they jack up the prices on flowers and you can't get a reservation. All that. But at the gym yesterday, women were talking about how V-day is "for the kids" after all, with … [Read more...] about In Praise of Valentine’s Day