Louisville Yoga

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On hot yoga.

If you were in my class last Monday, I did a little trash-talking on hot yoga which I now want to retract. But first let me quickly explain the different types of “hot yoga”: Bikram Yoga is a trademarked sequence of poses (26) which are done in a very specific manner with a specific dialog [...]

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Yoga for Athletes at VO2 MultiSport

This past Monday, I stepped foot inside VO2 MultiSport for the first time. To me, this is a hidden gem in St Matthews, although I have a feeling that serious tri-athletes, marathoners, and swimmers already know all about it. There’s a great retail store in the front when you first come in, but what makes [...]

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Effort Now, Benefits Later

I woke up this morning feeling bloated, tired, and stiff. It took every ounce of willpower to get myself out the door and to the studio for the Mysore-style Ashtanga (read about different yoga styles here). Once I showed up on my mat, I thought everything would magically fall into place and it would be [...]

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Map of Louisville Yoga Studios

Great Googly moogly (pun intended), there are a LOT of yoga studios in Louisville. Looks like someone needs to open one in the West End! Click image for the full clickable, driving-directionable Google Map and as usual let me know if there are any errors, additions or omissions. Namaste! cat

Yoga Music: 2/12/12

Yoga Playlist for my Vinyasa class, 2/12/12: I accidentally created this playlist in reverse in iTunes (watch that first column sort button!) so I had to play it in reverse in class. It worked pretty well until the wind-down when my “get moving” songs started to play, so I just switched to some generic relaxation [...]

What Type of Yoga Should I Try?

When most people think of “yoga,” they think gentle and stretching. And then they hear people talk about that hot yoga where the room is 108º. And then there’s Madonna whose arms can’t be that ripped from some gentle stretching… It’s important to understand that there is more than one type of yoga. And you [...]

Yoga will only wreck your body if you let it.

The NY Times posted an article in its Magazine Section called How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body. I’ve had several family members send me this article and it’s been all over the yoga blogs yesterday and today. Just thought I would put in my two cents here, and would also like to direct you to [...]

25 Days of Christmas: Yogathon

The 25 days before Christmas are usually full of indulgences. Christmas candy, cocktails, and dining out add to the festivity already lingering in the crisp winter air. But maybe instead of using these 25 Days of Christmas to “treat” ourselves to unhealthy indulgences, we can gift ourselves with healthy treats to feed the soul! This [...]

A Yen for Yoga, by Holly Holland

The August 2010 issue of Louisville Magazine had a wonderfully inspiring article about yoga that truly moved me. I don’t think it was coincidence that late summer last year was around when I ramped up my yoga practice to about 4-5 times per week. I had been going to Yoga on Baxter and told the [...]

Prenatal Yoga in Louisville

updated 1/5/12 I haven’t had the need for prenatal yoga so it hadn’t been on my radar, but a friend (hi Becky!) asked what classes I knew about here in Louisville so I did some sleuthing. Below are the yoga classes specially designed for pregnant women around Louisville. *Before I list these classes, I would [...]