A toxin-filled writer sweats it out during 30 days of Bikram yoga.
Wiping the sweat from my brow, I bend forward, fingers
interlocked, and kick my right leg back. I’m ostensibly trying to form a
“T” but I’ve managed only a cursive “J.” This is not goi
In Portland, yoga began with talks. As early as 1912,
when this was a city of 200,000 people, enlightened Portlanders gathered
in a grand old building across from today’s Paranoid Park. Clad in
A guide to navigating five different types of Portland yoga studios.
Kick Your Asana
How to spot it: You
arrive in a lobby with all the charm of a Starbucks location and need a
scan card to get into class. Two or three simple class types, like
“slow” or “f
Locally made yoga gear for your practice, on and off the mat.
1. Inner Fire Design
Mythala mandala, $54; yoga mat bag, $64; etsy.com/shop/innerfiredesign.
Inner Fire Design was established in 1998
by Cassi Rei Shenoa, who began sewing at age 10. Shenoa speci
Naked Men’s Yoga
For anyone who goes to yoga to let go, this is the class
for you. An exercise in stretching spiritual flexibility to new limits,
Naked Men’s Yoga removes the last barrier o
The People’s Yoga
3016 NE Killingsworth St., 4940 NE 16th St., and 4210 SE Belmont St., the peoplesyoga.org
All classes, $8
The Movement Center
1021 NE 33rd Ave., mcyoga.com
An annotated guide to the cover of Green Day’s Dookie.
Green Day’s Dookie turned 20 this month. With more
than 20 million copies sold, it’s the best-selling punk-rock album of
all time. It’s also probably the best-selling record illustrated
Riff raff, supergroups, electro-clash and zombie hunters: The New Year’s Eve shakes.
Ah, New Year’s Eve, when downtown hotels fill with
interchangeable “balls” where 80 bucks grants access to an ’80s band,
and your favorite local watering hole charges a $10 cover for the s
It’s Friday afternoon in front of Voodoo Doughnut, and a
long line of tourists bears sweltering 90-degree heat for 45 minutes to
spend $20 on a pink box of gluttonous confections topped with Fro
A survey of other things WW formally declared to be “The Best” in the last 12 months.
Best American Light Beer:
Miller 64, “the light version of MGD, a scant 64 calories
and 2.4 percent alcohol by volume so you can easily pound a sixer all by
yourself, just as George Washi