New Yoga Video: Big Beautiful Backbends With Briohny Smyth

Love Briohny Smyth?

Good.

Me too!

I thought I’d share yet another beautifully made and meticulously produced video of her by Equinox Fitness.

I think is pretty inspiring, and hope it gives you another reason to unroll your mat today and dive into your yoga practice!

What’s cool about this one is you get to hear her voice as she lays down some yoga wisdom on backbending. I personally love backbending and love to inspire my students to pursue the bigger backbends with enthusiasim snd a healthy dose of caution and patience.

Handstand Help with Briohny Smyth

Need some help with Handstand? Watch this tutorial with Briohny Smyth. (thanks Yogis Anonymous for this video) !

Yoga By Equinox Parody Video = Hilarious

Yoga By Equinox Parody Video = Hilarious

If you saw the amazing video I posted of my friend Briohny Smyth doing yoga in a video for Equinox fitness you will get a good laugh out of this “Equi-not” as he calls it yoga video parody by humorist Michael A. Stusser.

To his credit also Michael gave an interview with magazine Well and Good in NYC  which is totally worth the read in which he discusses the controversy surrounding the  Equinox video with Briohny Smyth and give’s his take on the situation.

For those of you too busy (or let’s be real…lazy) to click on the link above I’ll give you the short version of what he said to the people being negative .

STOP WHINING!

Just because she is wearing underwear doesn’t take anything away from how beautiful and talented she is or how amazing the video is.

ZIP IT!

I couldn’t agree more.

Thanks Michael Stusser!

Enjoy the video!

Badass Yoga Video: Briohny Smyth Inspires Us To Get On The Yoga Mat

Badass Yoga Video: Briohny Smyth Inspires Us To Get On The Yoga Mat

Wanna see something badass? Watch the video above of my friend yoga teacher Briohny Smyth doing an incredible yoga video for Equinox Fitness.

This video is inspiring because it’s like watching two old people holding hands as the walk down the street, it shows love and commitment. I think maybe what inspires me the most however is that it shows a continual curiosity.

Yoga is endless.

Just when you think you’ve mastered one aspect of it, trust me you’ve only just begun.

I often liken my yoga practice to a relationship. If you ever find yourself in a long relationship regardless of how amazing you or the other person is you will probably feel bored at one point or another. It makes me want to cringe just saying it, because part of me does not want to accept that to be true.

However, the good news is, you don’t have to be. See, boredom is the assumption that there is nothing left to know, there is nothing new. This is never true. You can never know anyone completely, because they are always evolving with every breath. You just have to be curious. Dig deeper. The same goes for yoga, you will never know everything about yoga. In fact, the more you know, the more you know you don’t know. So cliché’ yet so true. Hopefully this video makes you peel back the curtain and be curious. Roll out your yoga mat and gaze at it like a newfound lover. Get curious.