Tag Archives: yoga

Canggu Day Two. Isolationism.

On the fence.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Yoga shmoga.”

Go with the flow.

The thing with tequila is, deciding that it’s the proper course of action is always preceded by consuming copious amounts of other, less rambunctious spirits. And the other thing with tequila is, it’s never, actually, the proper course of action. But leave it to 18-year-old guys from California to convince you otherwise.

Thus, I find myself at Anomali with the biggest and most delicious iced coffee that they’ve probably ever served, feeling like a criminal in a town full of temple bodies. And actual temples.

This story really begins with clean eating. And “detoxifying.” A loosely laid plan that was swiftly abandoned at the utterance of “balcony with pillows.” Or maybe it was “wine.” It was Sunday, after all. And I reasoned that the most enlightened humans in history surely reached that state under the watch of some Bacchus variant. No?  Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ship Shape Part 1: YOGA

Part of my mission as a surf-thirsty city-dweller is to stay in shape.  Surfing is one of the few things capable of motivating me to exercise, so, fittingly for this site, I try to think about how each workout I do will affect my surfing.

I’m not a complete yoga neophyte, but I’m definitely not one of those people who do yoga twice a week, or even once every two weeks… well, you know what, I’ve done it before, let’s leave it at that.  The point is, I hear that it’s good for surfers, and I decided that as part of my “training” (heh.  I use that word extremely loosely) I would give this bendy thing another shot.

I’m not sure what I expected, exactly, from Yoga To The People, but after being buzzed into what felt like someone’s apartment building and spying the yoga room with lovely, calming hardwood floors and tranquil exposed brick, I thought, This shouldn’t be too bad. I paid $2 to rent a mat, set it out in uncomfortably close proximity to everyone around me, and before I knew it, I was sweating my ass off (literally, I hope).  By the end of the 60-minute class, all of these little, forgotten muscles felt utterly exhausted.  The next day, I’m almost as sore as that time I was crushed by a giant Australian.  Each and every muscle in my body hurts, which I’ll take as an excellent sign.  I plan to make this a semi-regular thing (at least once a month), so I’ll let you know how it affects my surfing, er, sometime soon, I hope.

Oh, P.S., did I mention it’s practically free?

Tagged , , , ,