I have never said that Yoga was for me, in fact all the classes I have tried just seemed strange- like I was on display and everyone but me knew what to do. But I can tell you, I am loving this teacher and her class – Slow burn. I don’t know many of the poses and I can’t touch my toes (yet), but after the class I feel so relaxed and stretched. I can honestly say that when I do a workout after yoga I am not as sore as before, my core is stronger and I sleep much better. The class I attend is on Wednesday night from 7:30 to 8:30. There are other classes at other times and days of the week, and your first class is free! You don’t have to even sign up- just show up.
Hope to see you soon, on the matt, as the Yoga people say, lol!
THE NEXT BIG THING IN WELLNESS IS…
To My Friends in Houston…
I’m so excited to come to teach at Yoga F.I.T. Woodlands on March 5th!
I wanted to share a recent encounter I had with a student after class.
She approached me after class and asked the question I never, ever thought I’d hear:
“Dave, how did you get such ripped abs? Is it the yoga?”
I couldn’t tell if she was being serious.
She had fancy workout gear, a fantastic yoga practice, and boobies whose architecture could hold their own in the Dubai skyline.
And then she said, “Just kidding!”
As she walked into the Power Hour class, I looked down at my core, leaner than it used to be, but still showing evidence of late night adventures to South Brooklyn Pizza.
So be it…I have learned to be f*cking proud of what I got!
Over the past few year, we have seen a proliferation of elite wellness on social media.
Maybe you’ve seen the pictures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook like:
“Here I am in a one-handed handstand. Practice makes Perfect. #handstand #werkIt!”
“Crow Pose while surfing this sick wave on the Big Island.” #108inthe808 #GratitudePrincess #workNEVER
“Green Juice Throwdown! #30LBSin30Days”
This is a form of wellness for people with a certain type of a body, a certain type of income, a certain amount of free time.
Should something as important as wellness be so exclusive?
Maybe it’s just me but a scroll through my Instagram newsfeed makes me feel hairy in the all the wrong places. (I know I know I know what the self-helpers are saying right now…”Dave you are projecting.”)
I’ll tell you what I’m projecting: A NEW TYPE OF WELLNESS that is inclusive of the other 95% of the population.
-Here’s a shout out to anyone who, like me, feels like a Ford F-150 on the yoga mat and doesn’t care about doing fancy poses.
-Here’s a call to action for anyone who wants to embrace wellness but just can’t stomach green juice.
-Here’s a rally cry for those of you who can’t make the trip to Hawaii (work, kids, $$$$) but are all for a trip to your Inner Hawaii
If you, like me, are part of The Other 95%…let’s be honest with ourselves. Wellness does not come when we can balance on our hands or bare our belly on the beach…
…but when we can find someone to hug (or high five)…
…when we can perceive beauty as a feeling (not a look)…
…when we can smile because we have surrendered (not dominated).
Try this on for size: HAPPY is the new Healthy!
If this resonates with you, join me March 5th!
As Dave says, “All it takes is ONE moment to shift the day from fearing to loving, from dreading to dreaming, from grinding to living. One moment takes you away from blinking screens and buzzing gadgets and reminds you to grab a hold of life.”
Read FIT Woodlands – The Bob Report about the Event