Caregiving: Coconut Oil, Cats, and Yoga

There is a tub of coconut oil sitting on the kitchen table that I eye with suspicion whenever I pass, as if it might spontaneously start singing the virtues of a paleo diet or its virgin status. Why spontaneously, I don’t know. I wouldn’t want to deny the bananas nearby their chance as a warm-up act.

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The Five Stages of a Hot Yoga Class

I’ve started attending a yoga studio not too far from my house, and I kind of love it for several reasons. The first and biggest reason is the fact that all their classes are $5. All of them. Since it’s so cheap to take a class, the studio tends to draw a wide array of people from experienced yogis to newbies like me. That’s the second reason I love it. The studio has a greater diversity than most yoga studios I’ve gone to, and though the class types are limited, I have declared undying loyalty to this place. Read More The Five Stages of a Hot Yoga Class

Kickstartable: A Children’s Television Pilot Episode

Welcome to the first in what I hope will be a regular feature here on Persesphone, KICKSTARTABLEs. What’s a Kickstartable? Why I’m so glad you asked. It’s a Kickstarter project that’s caught my eye, or another editor’s eye, and we want to show it to the world. Sound good? Read More Kickstartable: A Children’s Television Pilot Episode

Book Review: “Beat Fatigue with Yoga” by Fiona Agombar

The title Beat Fatigue with Yoga sounds like something one would see on an infomercial, I know. To be honest, I don’t think I’d have even considered the book had it not been recommended by someone with similar health issues. Once I was done rolling my eyes at the title, I found quite a bit of useful information.

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Positivity Challenge Week 21: Try Yoga

People who practice yoga have become one of those groups of people, along with marathon runners, Diva Cup users, and vegans, who can be so evangelical about their passion that they shoehorn it into every conversation. As a result, many people who don’t practice yoga are sick of hearing about it. I get it, I really do… when someone tells me that such and such is the best thing that ever happened to them, over and over again, and talks about it non-stop, it only serves to push me away from it, too. I’m contrary like that. So I understand if, the instant you saw this week’s topic, you were like, “No way, no how, I can’t believe it’s yet another person telling me to do yoga. I hate it.” Read More Positivity Challenge Week 21: Try Yoga