Yoga Practice

August Challenge #shesgotlegs


I follow Kino MacGregor and Laura Sykora on Instagram for my daily dose of yoga inspiration. They’ve done previous challenges (the July one was all arm balances, which I do not have the balance, strength or skill for yet), but the August one to work toward legs behind the head looked pretty reasonable.

I’m 3 days in, and it’s been fun to see what this old mom-body of mine can still do. After my last push of yoga classes at the tail end of maternity leave, I haven’t been able to get on my mat. Adding Bear Shark to our family has made mornings and evenings (and late nights) crazy hectic! It’s really a good thing he’s so stinking cute and has the biggest smiles for me. It makes washing bottles and pumping and stuffing diapers every day a bit more tolerable.

Anyway, find me on Instagram @findingdrishti for progress on the challenge, and feel free to join by tagging it with #shesgotlegs. There are other rules to fully participate, like tagging the sponsor, but I’m not really sure if you win something or what. I just want to do some fun yoga poses, okay?

This is going to be a really busy month with a work trip coming up and our big Hawaii vacation. Oh, and I’ve submitted a panel for SXSW with Road Warriorette, so we’ll be begging for PanelPicker votes coming up soon. More to come on the blog!

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  1. First of all, props to Kino for sharing her passion and knowledge of ashtanga yoga. She deserves a lot of credit and respect for what she’s doing. I understand there are lots of people who object to her image, but I don’t have a problem with that at all. My issue is more of her hypocritical manner when talking about “ahimsa” or the principle of “not harming.” She talks about this at length in her book and in interviews. But check out this Youtube video ( where she totally contradicts herself. HelloYoga in Japan did an interview with Kino on September 29, 2011. Around the video’s 13:00 to 14:00 minute mark, she says she doesn’t consume meat bc she loves animals and abides by ahimsa, therefore she’s vegetarian. Then around the 16:42 mark, she talks about how she loves shopping and how many beautiful shoes she’s bought on her trip to Japan. I guess she has no problem with how the leftover skin of animals killed for food is used to make beautiful shoes…as long as she doesn’t actually consume the meat herself. Rather hypocritical, if you ask me. Or maybe all those shoes she bought are made of pleather. Somehow I doubt it.

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