Just a few FAQ on a Sunday afternoon:
My mat: @lululemon’s The Mat
My Favorite Style of #Yoga: Vinyasa, especially the mix of vinyasa and ashtanga that @kathrynbudig teaches.
My Favorite Yoga Attire: My underwear (in this shot I’m wearing @gap boxer briefs and @f21 crop tank) but I also love my yoga leggings by Kobieta (discount code in my IG header) and @c_ravel (she made my cosmic leggings). I think it’s really important to be able to see and feel your body in poses, and practicing in my underwear allows for much more physical awareness and freedom. However, I dream of @bitsybottom yoga shorts and the drawstring short shorts made by @c_ravel.
First Style of Yoga that I practiced/loved: #Bikram. Following an extremely unsuccessful Bikram experience in my teens (the heat made me legit cray cray, y’all), I purchased a groupon pass to the Winston-Salem Bikram studio when I was in grad school. I kinda fell in love with the #hotyoga experience- the heat truly cleanses the mind, body and soul- but it’s also kind of expensive to practice regularly at a Bikram studio. I was a work study student at the WS Bikram studio (minimal post-class studio maintenance in exchange for free classes= the fucking jam) but my post-academia budget (aka abject poverty) makes it very difficult to practice in studios on the reg. Instead, I take classes on @yogaglo and occasionally drop-in at local studios like @hotasana and Bikram Durham.
If you ever want to ask me a question, feel free to hit me up on Twitter- I’m @jessnotjazz over there. Also, congrats to my inspiration/idol/personal hero @kinoyoga on reaching 350K followers! If y’all ever need inspiration, check out Kino’s YouTube channel- she’s an Ashtanga superhero. #kinoyoga350K @gbsk @butterelixir #invertyoself #scorpionpose #forearmstand #inversion