Enlighten Up – the Movie

My friend Jill Allen and I saw a sneak preview of the movie Enlighten Up! last night.  It follows a yoga novice as he takes a variety of classes in the U.S., and around the globe.  He experiments with Bikram, Kundalini, Iyengar and meditation.  This is definitely worth seeing if you are curious about how to incorporate yoga into your life.  At one point the lead character asks an old yogini what twisting up like a pretzel has to do with enlightenment and he says “Absolutely nothing” with a grin.

The movie opens Friday at the Fox Tower.  Go see it!  Seriously, go!


Enlighten Up! trailer

Enlighten Up! website

Enlighten Up! Facebook Page

Enlighten Up! MySpace page

Enlighten Up! Twitter

Neti Pot

Spring has sprung in Portland! Cherry trees and magnolias are blooming. Tulips are popping up all over my neighborhood. Unfortunately for some of you this may mean a runny nose and itchy eyes. I have spoken with several of you this week suffering from allergy symptoms.

Here is an article from the New York Times about the Neti Pot. This is a simple, drug-free nasal irrigator that can be used by adults and children. Studies have shown that “those treated with nasal irrigation reported greater improvements than those treated with a spray.”

If you are wondering just what the heck a Neti Pot is and how to use it, here is a YouTube demonstration.