Yoga as you age and yoga to Pink Floyd

I don’t know, are those two things one and the same?

Whatever the answer, two items for you to check out. First, the New York Times’ “Boomers” section (which is geared to exactly whom you think it is) is taking questions about yoga and aging. Answers will be posted next week. Here’s the guy who will be doing the answering:

This week’s Ask an Expert features Dr. Loren Fishman, who will answer questions about practicing yoga in your middle years. In 1972, before applying to medical school, he studied yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar for a year in Pune, India. Dr. Fishman, 72, has now been a practicing back-pain and rehabilitative medicine specialist for 33 years. From the start he incorporated yoga in patient care, and he teaches seminars in yoga nationally and internationally.

And he wears bow ties!

If you click on the above link, you can leave any questions in the comments section. We’ll check back next week and see what he had to say.

Our second item: another yoga trend. Read it and weep for your lost youth:

Pink Floyd Laser Yoga is precisely that: yoga set to Pink Floyd with projections and lasers. Portland, Oregon-based instructor Chris Calarco has been teaching it since last year, aiming to “combine alignment-conscious Vinyasa and iconic musicians to deepen your relationship with the universal pulsation of spanda.” Got that? He’s done Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Bob Marley yoga classes as well, but Floyd’s music hits that sweet spot between party vibes and higher consciousness — even his first class, with fellow yoga teacher Todd Vogt, sold out, and the recap on his blog boasted “righteous live mixing” and “going deep.” Also: lasers. So when he and Vogt brought Pink Floyd yoga to Manhattan’s Vida Yoga studio last week, Well and Good NYC recommended “rock[ing] that tie-dye workout tank you’ve been meaning to debut.” (It’s probably notable that Calarco reserved his Phish yoga class for Philadelphia only.)

Not to start the Ashtanga and music debate again…

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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