I love him. I love him even more now that I know he does yoga!

fitnessloveaffair:

Robert Downey Jr. Gets His Yoga On (and looks hot while doing so)

He’s fit, mellow and reflective after a morning of power-flow yoga with his teacher Vinnie Marino…
“I need a lot of support… Life is really hard, and I don’t see some active benevolent force out there. I see it as basically a really cool survival game. You get on the right side of the tracks, and you now are actually working with what some people would call magic.
Do yoga people! All the hot guys are doing it.

(via thismakesmedurable)

Bikram has been trying to copyright yoga moves for years. I remember an LA Times article on it about 8 years ago. I personally think it’s a bit nutty. I have also never taken a Bikram class. People seem to either be obsessed with it or can’t stand it. Me: I don’t like working out in rooms so hot that people regularly pass out. But I do understand the benefits. Anyway… I agree Fit Villains- What happened to Peace & Love?! Isn’t that the root of yoga?

fitvillains:

I agree! Seriously. What happened to peace & love?

Earlier this month, I posted about Bikram Yoga filing a lawsuit against a small yoga chain for copyright infringement. The chain used the same sequence as Bikram and included their hot, hot rooms as part of their program. Bikram sued and…

DailyQuickie: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo… I’m not Buddhist, but this Mantra Got Me Through My Yoga This AM
Where: Living Room
When: Thursday, Nov 10th
Why: Sometimes I just can’t stop the hamster in my head. I may want, SO badly, and more than that, SO BADLY NEED my yoga practice, or really anything to chill out before work beings so I can focus and screw my brain on straight… but I can’t stop the lists, the calls, the emails, the article ideas, the to-dos… It’s overwhelming. And that’s when I have to find SOMEthing else to occupy my mind, help me focus on my breath, and let go of the stress for at least those dedicated yoga minutes. Sometimes that SOMEthing is just a bunch of positive words- whatever comes to mind at the moment. Sometimes it’s repeating “calm” over and over again. Sometimes it’s the Kundalini Yoga mantra “Sat, Nam, Sat, Nam”- translating to “I am truth, truth is my identity.” But often it’s this Buddhist mantra. In fact, often in life’s moments of stress, like when entering a big meeting that I need to be composed, focused and confident for, I repeat this mantra for several minutes before. Whatever works…
What: You repeat Nam-myoho-renge-kyo over and over in a circular fashion as if it never ends, just continues from the beginning over and over again. What the mantra actually is, is the title and the heart of the “Lotus Sutra,” and it is the Law that explains the “Workings of Life.” But I didn’t know that growing up when I would go into my friend Kadiji’s mom’s room. The sweetest smiling incense infused the air and she would sit in front of her little altar, totally at peace, repeating this mantra. Linda was her name, and she was always happy. She told me that whenever I was stressed, I should just repeat the mantra in my head or out loud over and over again and it would make all of the stress go away. That was 20 years ago. I have never forgotten the words and to this day when I am stressed, for some reason that mantra still slips into my head, making all of the stress go away. Funny the things that stick with you isn’t it? High-res

DailyQuickie: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo… I’m not Buddhist, but this Mantra Got Me Through My Yoga This AM

Where: Living Room

When: Thursday, Nov 10th

Why: Sometimes I just can’t stop the hamster in my head. I may want, SO badly, and more than that, SO BADLY NEED my yoga practice, or really anything to chill out before work beings so I can focus and screw my brain on straight… but I can’t stop the lists, the calls, the emails, the article ideas, the to-dos… It’s overwhelming. And that’s when I have to find SOMEthing else to occupy my mind, help me focus on my breath, and let go of the stress for at least those dedicated yoga minutes. Sometimes that SOMEthing is just a bunch of positive words- whatever comes to mind at the moment. Sometimes it’s repeating “calm” over and over again. Sometimes it’s the Kundalini Yoga mantra “Sat, Nam, Sat, Nam”- translating to “I am truth, truth is my identity.” But often it’s this Buddhist mantra. In fact, often in life’s moments of stress, like when entering a big meeting that I need to be composed, focused and confident for, I repeat this mantra for several minutes before. Whatever works…

What: You repeat Nam-myoho-renge-kyo over and over in a circular fashion as if it never ends, just continues from the beginning over and over again. What the mantra actually is, is the title and the heart of the “Lotus Sutra,” and it is the Law that explains the “Workings of Life.” But I didn’t know that growing up when I would go into my friend Kadiji’s mom’s room. The sweetest smiling incense infused the air and she would sit in front of her little altar, totally at peace, repeating this mantra. Linda was her name, and she was always happy. She told me that whenever I was stressed, I should just repeat the mantra in my head or out loud over and over again and it would make all of the stress go away. That was 20 years ago. I have never forgotten the words and to this day when I am stressed, for some reason that mantra still slips into my head, making all of the stress go away. Funny the things that stick with you isn’t it?

DailyQuickie: Nutella
What: Spoon of Nutella
Where: in the Kitchen
When: October 22, 2011- 10am before my morning walk
Why: I’m taking a cue from Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis who has the most awesome body and still eats the most decadent, delicious meals! Her secret? Small portions, yoga, and nutella as a quick energizing snack. I’m running out for my looong weekly Saturday am walk with my mom and need something to Break my Fast and energize me until our end of the walk brunch. SO… I’m having a spoon of Giada’s go-to: Nutella. Delish! High-res

DailyQuickie: Nutella

What: Spoon of Nutella

Where: in the Kitchen

When: October 22, 2011- 10am before my morning walk

Why: I’m taking a cue from Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis who has the most awesome body and still eats the most decadent, delicious meals! Her secret? Small portions, yoga, and nutella as a quick energizing snack. I’m running out for my looong weekly Saturday am walk with my mom and need something to Break my Fast and energize me until our end of the walk brunch. SO… I’m having a spoon of Giada’s go-to: Nutella. Delish!