I don’t favor the sort of yoga class that resembles calisthenics in a discothèque with lots of strenuous jumping around and flopping around. Of course if others want that sort of thing they’re free to have it.
If one is in a yoga class that begins to seem too strenuous or too tiring, one should always feel free to stop and rest for as many minutes as one many need. One doesn’t need to prove anything to oneself or to others in a yoga class.
Yoga Zeal Moon & Stars Yoga Mat (in Black)
“Yoga Zeal mats blend fashion-forward design with innovative functionality and bio-renewable consciousness. An ingenious combination of a yoga mat and yoga towel, this mat is great for hot yoga practitioners and magically grips the more you sweat. It’s made of a luxuriously soft, suede-like top cover and sturdy, natural rubber backing.”–AHALife
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Sol Dry Grip Yoga Mat, Gaiam.com
Gaiam Sol Dry-Grip Yoga Mat (5mm), amazon.com
Stay secure and slip-free. The amazing top coat wicks away moisture and actually provides better grip the hotter you get. Constructed from a “closed-cell” material, this mat seals out germs and odors.
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Can You Do Yoga if You Aren’t Flexible?
“A trial addressing the legality of a yoga program in Encinitas[, California,] elementary schools concluded its third day Wednesday without a resolution, and will now go on hiatus until at least late June.”–utsandiego.com
The New York Times blogs have published an interesting article adapted from the Afterword to William Broad’s The Science of Yoga paperback edition.