Blogs


The Pulse Cafe


Posted By on Feb 10, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog |

I am over the moon about the new vegan restaurant that just opened in Davis Square, Somerville, Ma, called The Pulse. I had dinner there last night and just loved it. This is vegan comfort food, not just a bunch of steamed veggies, and everything including the desserts is vegan. We started with the mushroom calamari and it was killer. It was served with this super yummy lemony, creamy dip. It was so wonderful to look at a menu and...

Read More

Hanumanasana incorporates hip extension and hip flexion while maintaining a neutral spine. In other words, the 3 biggest challenges for most yogis/yoginis all wrapped up into one posture: multi-tasking and multi-challenging! This asana is named after the monkey god, Hanuman, who leapt across the ocean in one jump spanning from one foot to another in a split to save Sita, Rama’s wife. Visualize the combination of grace, agility,...

Read More

When considering the pose of the month, hanumanasana (please see thePose of the Month column), I couldn’t help but see the metaphors, the comparisons, and examples for everyday life. So much of yoga is lost when it is isolated to the mat. So much is gained when the experiences and lessons we learn on the mat spill out into our lives. Back to splits, the posture, I visualize the posture and I see a balance of extension and flexion of...

Read More

December 2009 Yoga Energetics 101


Posted By on Dec 1, 2009 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

This month, rather than a posture, we will focus on the energy of the postures and maximizing it. We will talk first about the energetic body, including the Chakra system. We’ll discuss which postures are grounding and which are energizing. We will also talk about the effects of hand and foot positions; when do you open the hand, tent the fingers, press the palm to the floor, etc. The class will also look at binds and how to use them...

Read More

Many yogis consider Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras to be the heart of yogic philosophy. The sutras are like a guide to the practice of yoga through short sentences called sutras. The second sutra is the definition of yoga—Yoga is the effort towards steadiness of mind: notice the word ‘effort.’ Another of my favorite quotes about ‘effort’ is from the Bhagavad Gita: “You have control over actions alone, never over its fruits. Live not for the...

Read More

A Note About Seitan and Silk


Posted By on Nov 7, 2009 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog |

The other day, I was at the health food store talking to my friend Scott,the owner. I asked him why he doesn’t carry Silk soy milk anymore. He said, Silk has gone from using non-gmo organic soybeans (US grown), to non-gmo soybeans(US grown), to now conventionally grown soybeans from China. The worst part is that there is no mention of the change on the packaging but you can see by the ingredients. Anyway. I love Silk soymilk but...

Read More