LL Yoga Superstar

The diary of Leslie Lewis, professional yogi on the run in NYC
Lizard Pose, aka Utthan Pristhasana, is a fantastic hip opener that gets into the hip flexors, quads and hamstrings. If you want to add an extra strengthening boos,t tuck you back toes and engage your extended leg as shown above. We’ll be doing plenty of lizards tonight at my 7pm Vinyasa class @karenlordpilates so you can start your week as serenely as possible. See you there!

Lizard Pose, aka Utthan Pristhasana, is a fantastic hip opener that gets into the hip flexors, quads and hamstrings. If you want to add an extra strengthening boos,t tuck you back toes and engage your extended leg as shown above. We’ll be doing plenty of lizards tonight at my 7pm Vinyasa class @karenlordpilates so you can start your week as serenely as possible. See you there!

Occasionally I eat things besides doughnuts, and feeling inspired by @wellandgoodnyc, I decided to photograph my gigantic version of a granola, fruit, yogurt parfait. Sadly, once it was mixed together it was not this pretty, but it was delicious and that’s all that counts. Make sure to go wild at your local farmer’s market today or even the grocery store so you can make your own!

Occasionally I eat things besides doughnuts, and feeling inspired by @wellandgoodnyc, I decided to photograph my gigantic version of a granola, fruit, yogurt parfait. Sadly, once it was mixed together it was not this pretty, but it was delicious and that’s all that counts. Make sure to go wild at your local farmer’s market today or even the grocery store so you can make your own!

Fridays are for being cute and relaxing.

Fridays are for being cute and relaxing.

The week is finally over and it’s time to recharge. Come join me today and this weekend in Williamsburg and Tribeca for some yoga to reset your body and mind towards a more blissful state. ☺️
@sanghayogashala 
Fri 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
@karenlordpilates 
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

The week is finally over and it’s time to recharge. Come join me today and this weekend in Williamsburg and Tribeca for some yoga to reset your body and mind towards a more blissful state. ☺️
@sanghayogashala
Fri 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
@karenlordpilates
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

#tbt me doing one of my favorite things (aka eating a @dunwelldoughnuts blueberry pie doughnut) 2 winters ago. Sigh. I love doughnuts.

#tbt me doing one of my favorite things (aka eating a @dunwelldoughnuts blueberry pie doughnut) 2 winters ago. Sigh. I love doughnuts.

Eight-Angle Pose, aka Astavakrasana, is a challenging arm balance that requires both strength and flexibility. Because of that it’s great for teaching patience (and toning the abs). We’ll be giving it a go in all of my Thursday vinyasa classes listed below. See you there! 6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala 9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement 6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

Eight-Angle Pose, aka Astavakrasana, is a challenging arm balance that requires both strength and flexibility. Because of that it’s great for teaching patience (and toning the abs). We’ll be giving it a go in all of my Thursday vinyasa classes listed below. See you there!
6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala
9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement
6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

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newyorker:

How did strivers everywhere come to appropriate a 2,500-year-old philosophy of non-striving? Jacob Rubin explores why mindfulness has emerged as the aid of the moment: http://nyr.kr/1mS50mv
Illustration by Dadu Shin.

newyorker:

How did strivers everywhere come to appropriate a 2,500-year-old philosophy of non-striving? Jacob Rubin explores why mindfulness has emerged as the aid of the moment: http://nyr.kr/1mS50mv

Illustration by Dadu Shin.

(Source: newyorker.com)

Locust Pose, aka Salabhasana, is fantastic for improving your posture, lengthening your spine and toning up your glutes. Shown here in a variated version with a hand clasp for an even deeper chest opening. Expect to do this pose and lots more to lengthen, strengthen and tone in both of my classes listed below at Sangha Yoga Shala today. See you soon! 2pm - Core Vinyasa 7:30pm - Vinyasa

Locust Pose, aka Salabhasana, is fantastic for improving your posture, lengthening your spine and toning up your glutes. Shown here in a variated version with a hand clasp for an even deeper chest opening. Expect to do this pose and lots more to lengthen, strengthen and tone in both of my classes listed below at Sangha Yoga Shala today. See you soon!
2pm - Core Vinyasa
7:30pm - Vinyasa

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It’s Monday, the World Cup is finally over and it’s time to get back to business. Join me at 7pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement for Vinyasa to lengthen and strengthen your body, and boost your spirit for the upcoming week.

It’s Monday, the World Cup is finally over and it’s time to get back to business. Join me at 7pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement for Vinyasa to lengthen and strengthen your body, and boost your spirit for the upcoming week.

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Three cheers for the weekend and lots of opportunities to get healthy and happy with me doing yoga all over NYC!Sangha Yoga Shala  Fri 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa Sun 5pm - VinyasaKaren Lord Pilates Movement  Sun 11am - Vinyasa

Three cheers for the weekend and lots of opportunities to get healthy and happy with me doing yoga all over NYC!
Sangha Yoga Shala 
Fri 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement 
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

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Camatkarasana, aka Rockstar, is one of my favorite poses as it opens the entire front of the body, lengthens the spine, and helps combat fatigue and depression. If you’re in need of a lift in energy or spirit then come to one of my Thursday vinyasa classes listed below and expect to leave smiling.  6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala  9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement  6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

Camatkarasana, aka Rockstar, is one of my favorite poses as it opens the entire front of the body, lengthens the spine, and helps combat fatigue and depression. If you’re in need of a lift in energy or spirit then come to one of my Thursday vinyasa classes listed below and expect to leave smiling.
6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala 
9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement 
6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

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It’s hard to not be happy when you get to start your day with this little one. ☺️

It’s hard to not be happy when you get to start your day with this little one. ☺️

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Garudasana, aka Eagle Pose, strengthens the legs, helps improve balance and concentration while stretching the thighs, hips, shoulders and back. It can even be helpful for lower backache and sciatica. We’ll be working on this pose (and many more) in both my classes today listed below @sanghayogashala. See you soon! 2pm - Core Vinyasa 7:30pm - Vinyasa

Garudasana, aka Eagle Pose, strengthens the legs, helps improve balance and concentration while stretching the thighs, hips, shoulders and back. It can even be helpful for lower backache and sciatica. We’ll be working on this pose (and many more) in both my classes today listed below @sanghayogashala. See you soon!
2pm - Core Vinyasa
7:30pm - Vinyasa

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Transitioning from the weekend to the workweek can be tough. Sometimes you land with a thud (like I did here 😉). Join me tonight at Karen Lord Pilates Movement for Vinyasa at 7pm and we will work on gracefully transitioning back into our hectic lives.

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Yogaing high above Soho today.

Yogaing high above Soho today.

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