Monday, March 2, 2009

Vinyasa Mama

In a former life, I was a yoga goddess.

OK, I was in my own mind, at least. I practiced several times a week, over the period of several years, with a couple of teachers I adored, a Vinyasa teacher in particular. I looked forward to these classes, to the feeling of being grounded and centered and strong. These classes were the ultimate "me" time.

Now, my "me" time usually consists of sneaking into the bathroom to pee, hoping no one notices.

Lately, this doesn't feel like quite enough time alone.

I've been promising myself since my little one was about 6 weeks old that I would get back to yoga. And I have. Many times. Then, inevitably, some scheduling issue would knock me out of the routine and I'd be back to my meditative moments in the powder room.

But no more! I have found a fabulous--and cost effective--alternative to the scheduling headaches my relaxation has caused me in the past: a bona fide, real deal, truly tremendous yoga DVD by Seane Corn.

Wait! Before you decide I can't possibly know what I'm talking about if I'm recommending a DVD to practice yoga, let me assure you that Seane is an accomplished, talented and deeply spiritual teacher. Her DVDs take you through mindful, challenging Vinyasa flow. No incense, no wind chimes, no gurgling fountains. Just yoga, pure and simple.

Whether you're a curious beginner or an accomplished yogi, you will find something peaceful and powerful within Seane's DVDs. And this is certainly more than I can say for my powder room.


Lindsey F said...

That sounds great Meaghan! I will hopefully get a chance to check it out.

Kate said...

I'm envious. I would love to be able to do yoga. Love the pee reference; you have a delightful way of letting your readers know you don't take yourself too seriously.