Just Breathe

I want to talk about something close to my heart for a sec. And I’m sure if you have two eyes, you can see from the pic below that it’s yoga. I’ve been doing yoga off and on for a decade now, but for the past two years, I’ve been going at it hardcore.

You see, I hate exercise. Running gives me terrible shin splints. That bike seat in spinning hurts my butt like I don’t even want to talk about. And kick boxing equates water boarding.

But yoga, I can get down with yoga. It’s exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise that pushes me to set new goals for myself, like in one month I will be able to do forearm balance with my legs in full lotus. I will! The fact that I can put myself into ninja poses is just a bonus. Double bonus: It’s the only form of exercise that lets you take a nap at the end of class. OK, technically you aren’t supposed to nap, but we’ve all been there.

So why am I whittering on about yoga on a Monday when I should be posting about makeup? One reason: There’s a charity event, Yoga Aid, coming up that I want to share with you and encourage you to take part in. You can get all the deets here on my calendar listing. This year, on September 9, during the same 24-hour period, yogis across 200 cities will join together to do 108 sun salutations. In Miami, thanks to sponsors like Ocean Drive, more than 500 South Florida Yoga Aid participants are expected to gather in the parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road to do their sun salutations and raise money for Yoga Gangsters.

Yeah, I know that’s a lot of saluting the sun, but you can always slip into child’s pose and take a breather if you need to. Can you imagine doing that at boot camp? The teacher would kick your butt. See why I love yoga so much?