My strep throat continues to intrude on my yoga practice and I am home from work so am reading some yoga blogs. One of my favorites is Grimmly. He is a home practice yoga very versed in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Krama. I love his site because he shares not only the trials and tribulations of his practice, he also includes lots of videos and before and after pose progression videos/pictures. He is also a scholar and has great information on what to read. The fact that he has gotten into the later Ashtanga series on his own boggles my mind, but obviously the distractions of a studio or shala might inhibit him. Today he shared his daily schedule of practice, work, and normal life. He is my favorite blogger, and as soon as someone tells me how to link blogspot into wordpress favorites, I will add him in:
Through Grimmly I found Claudia:
She wrote a nice little book I have about how to start an Ashtanga practice which I really enjoyed. She recently sponsored a training at Kripalu and she also includes book reviews and before and after progression shots of poses. Again, she is a home practitioner.
I love the Babarazzi:
She/they/he appeal to my snarky side. She gives a good angle on what is going on in New York yoga circles. Who is for real, and who isn’t. I like a little gossip and a lot of the time I might read something to keep my own ego in check. I have written a lot of blogs about yogis who are master teachers versus master marketers. Go back and read back posts.
Probably everyone reads YogaDork:
Yoga Dork also exposes a lot of the yoga-celebrities and also includes great pictures once in a while of celebrities who do yoga. Only one time have I beat YogaDork on a scandal. Even though I don’t have the viewership, I learned a lot about research and how to find out what is going on right away. In the blog world, you have to blog it immediately or it is old news.
I read some of the Elephant Journal stuff and Yogaanonymous but a lot of it is not worthwhile. Lately I try to stay away from too much of the gossip. I would rather read good blogs on practice like Claudias or Grimmlys.
If you know of any blogs that I can add about practice, please put them in the comment section. Reading is my practice today.