Namaste from Times Square! For those who want to do this next year, just sign up in advance since spots go fast. (Because it’s free.) Also, the first 1,500 registrants get hooked up with free goodies to boot. This time I got a free Athleta mat that I’m sitting on (and just happened to color coordinate with), along with smartwater, snacks and vitamin D. Just subscribe to http://www.timessquarenyc.org/index.aspx to partake in the madness next year.
Thanks to technical difficulties with the speakers, my section spent half of the class in this pose since we couldn’t hear Dana, and the assistants who were supposed to be demonstrating the poses were mostly MIA. However, this class is also called Mind Over Madness, which I applied by just ignoring the tech glitches along with the cabs honking and passersby yelling “Show off” to those who chose to do a headstand while the rest of us chillaxed in child’s pose. (I promise that if you learn to apply this meditative state in the city, you will be so much saner.)
Last Wednesday night I took Dana Flynn’s class as part of the Summer Solstice in Times Square, an annual event attracting thousands of yogis that celebrates the longest day of the year. It was also one of the hottest nights of the year, although fortunately I didn’t see anybody passed out in dead bug pose.