Monday, June 25, 2012

only in NYC: yoga in times square

when you think of the busiest place in new york city , what place comes to mind?

times square of course!!

then... how about we block off the square to the public, and put 4,000 yoga-performing-awesome-people in it instead. 
logical, right?

only in new york city, i say!!

 haha.  only in times square will you find a boob taller than your body that's NOT a billboard for a night club.... AND it was on the AMERICAN EAGLE sign to boot!

view from lying down on my yoga mat.  in the middle of times square.  it's not everyday you can do this!!

(check out the event here )

so... it wasn't exactly the best yoga class (come on... getting thousands of people to do the same thing at the same time by shouting through loud speakers is pretty darn hard.  it's times square people!! it's NEVER quiet!!!)   but... it was still pretty awesome. it was a of "check that off the NYC bucket list" sort of experience.
wait.. now i need to make a "NYC bucket list".

do you do yoga? do you take classes or do it on your own? a video in your living room maybe?

i really like yoga, but i can't pay for two "gyms" and would like to start doing it at home... but can you get the same serenity in your own living room as you do in the calmness of the yoga studio with a real person instructing you?  and how long do you do it for? is 15 or 30 minutes good, or should i try for a 60-minute session? longer?

i'd love to hear your thoughts!!



Melissa Blake said...

oooh! how neat!! you're's one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

i don't do yoga, but this sure is a neat way to try and practice it!! these photos amaze me as i've been to times square quite a few times, and it is the opposite of a relaxing yoga pose!! very cool experience.

Alison said...

Just looking through some previous posts of your house makeover--amazing job. You guys are way hard core!

dreaming en francais said...

I heard about this, that's so cool that you got to go! Looks like fun! I do love yoga but can't imagine it'd be very relaxing in Times Square, but still an awesome story to tell xo

Laura Darling said...

I've never done yoga but I'd love to try it some day! That's so neat that there was such a crowd in Times Square!

christine donee said...

whaaaat? amazing.

Wendy said...

Omg- this looks amazing!!! So, ya, it probably wasn't relaxing but still ... what an experience! :)

Brit said...

No freakin way! You are officially the coolest person I know, well not actually know, but you know, know from blog world. First you tell me that you spent 2 months backbacking through southeast Asia and now this! You are awesome, and I want to hang out with you ;) I bet it was an awesome experience! xoxo

alex said...

I saw this around the internet! I thought it was really cool. t must be amazing living in a city like New York(: