Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dragon eyes: Longan

One of my favorite fruits in the summer time is Longan -dragon eye. Though I've been eating it since I was a kid I only recently learned the medicinal properties of it. It is considered to be a sweet, astringent and warm. When dried its used to sooth anxiety. The fruit raw, can be good for heart palpitations and for weakness during pregnancy. The leaves can cool the system and the flowers and seeds aid the kidneys.

Notable sites of NYC

Times Square. Hello Kitty AND Spiderman

Astor Place

Friday, August 12, 2011


Yo Yoga on 59th Street is pretty awesome. I just finished trying it out for a month. I like that they offer 2 7am classes during the week. I would probably go to this studio more if it was in a more convenient location in relation to where I live. However, the studio itself is beautiful, especially when they hold outdoor classes on the roof deck. I highly recommend the 8am classes on Mondays and Fridays. Its difficult to find morning classes that are fun and challenging..I find that many early morning classes tend to be easier paced and not as hard. I went to the class this morning thinking that and thinking to myself...I really wish more open leveled classes would still include harder poses, especially headstand..and we did headstand! I love when that happensS! Thanks for the headstands this morning Yo Yoga!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thanks IWONA Yoga in Ridgewood!

The calm before the asana...

Teaching in Ridgewood, Queens!

Super last minute subbing...Friday Aug 5th 10am at IWONA YOGA. My dear dear friend's beautiful yoga studio.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Down dog on Astro turf!

Rooftop Yoga has to be one of the best ideas...of course only when weather permits. I took my first rooftop class at YoYoga today. Which is not in a very convenient location (near 59th St bridge) but its worth the trek for a outdoor class on astro turf. It really challenges your sense of balance and its only $12 a class.