Minca

Jewel of the Sierra Nevada Minca the town was always a mystery to me. “Very popular with backpackers”. “Lots of foreigners”. “Instagram influencers’ paradise”. This is what I’d mostly been hearing about Minca. These are the type of commentaries that make me run fast in the opposite direction! When I travel, I usually prefer a …

La Guajira

An adventure into the Alta Guajira (High Guajira) of Colombia. Colombia’s treasured coast, and some say forgotten people. Here you abide by different laws – specifically those of the Wayuu. This is their earth, their land and their rules. I questioned if I should even be out here. This is the kind of place where …

Beautiful Belize

After a year of teaching math by zoom and often staring at a bunch of unresponsive black boxes, I was ready for a change. Summer holidays were here. It was time to recharge the batteries and see the world again. One of the perks of being a college professor is the ability to tune out …

Last Days in Buenos Aires

Part 6 I cannot help but preface this article by saying that these events happened almost exactly one year ago. How the world has changed and what an awakening of sorts. Read through this to see what my last couple weeks of August 2019 were like. Will they ever be the same? August 20th, 2019 …

Mid-Week Yoga

Focus: Legs and Knees I’ve uploaded a 1 hour Yoga session to my YouTube channel “Yogamatique”. It’s a well rounded one hour, that focuses on the legs and knees. With the amount of sitting we are all doing these days, whether in front of the monitor, the cell phone or TV screen, we are definitely …

Yoga for the Back

100 plus days into lockdown, quarantine, limited movement, working from home, sitting a lot. Has it started taking a toll, not just emotionally but also physically? Back pain and back injuries are some of the most common maladies among the entire population. Current conditions may be acerbating these. Whether you work at a computer all …

Feel Good Friday Yin Yang Yoga

It’s the end of the week. It’s the beginning of July. We are in the middle of a global crisis and we have no idea what stage we are in. So it’s important to take care of ourselves. With that in mind I present a Yin Yang Yoga session that I hope will bring you …

10 Targeted Yoga Poses

I’ve uploaded a half hour session to my YouTube channel “Yogamatique” that targets some of the tightest areas in the body such as the hamstrings, the calves, the hip flexors, the adductors, the quads, the quadratus lumborum, the shoulders and more. Even though specific poses were chosen to target a certain area, we are also …

Meditate Your Way

What is meditation? How do you meditate? Are there other forms of meditation? This is a recording of a discussion between Silvana Vryll, a yoga instructor from Buenos Aires, Argentina and myself. We talked candidly about what yoga and meditation mean to us. How cycling, hiking and walking are also forms of meditation. We also …

Self-Care Yoga

Hamstring Care New Video Uploaded to YouTube Channel “Yogamatique” First in a series under the playlist “Self Care Yoga”. Subscribe to get subsequent uploads. The Hamstrings form a group of muscles that are constantly used whether we are simply walking and sitting, riding our bikes or running. We demand a lot from our hamstrings yet …

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