The advice I have needed to hear most in 2013 finally felt doable in class today: Check your ego at the door. also known as Leave your head outside the hot room. also known as Let go of what you can’t control. This year, I’ve worked hard this year to not worry about...Read More
Thank you to my yogi at Bikram Yoga in Evanston for talking about focus. (I think we were all having a hard time today.) She talked about her own struggles with housekeeping. How it is so hard to feel like you are accomplishing anything if you go from one small task to another. Her...Read More
In yesterday’s class, in the middle of the second part of awkward pose (my least favorite right now….not sure why), the teacher said: ONLY ONE THING IS CERTAIN. IF YOU TRY,….. YOU WILL GET BETTER. So true for yoga. SOOOO true for writing.Read More
So…..a while back, my yoga teacher challenged me to change my spot, to get out of the comfort zone (as if there is such a thing in the hot room), and this is what happened: at first, it was HARD. I had a bad class. I had definitely been practicing in a cooler spot....Read More
This morning, in Bikram Yoga, my teacher asked, “Are you playing to win or are you playing not to lose?” Sometimes, I know he’s talking to other yogis, but today, I knew, he was talking to me. And I could hear him loud and clear. I am a bikram homing pigeon. (Well, in general, I’m...Read More
(not me…..yet.) I have learned a lot about writing practicing Bikram Yoga. Today, in the middle of my standing straight leg, I felt a spasm in my lower back. No radiating pain. Just a knot. I tried to get back into the posture, but it hurt too much. Later, in the class, I avoided sit...Read More
Sarah Aronson holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of one picture book, The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Pop-Up, and three novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, Believe, and The Wish List.