The Heart of Yoga


by Daniella Rosales-Friedman

The Heart of Yoga - 10/23/12Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the other side! Duh.

It’s the oldest, dumbest, most not-funny joke there ever was. It’s just so simple.

Last weekend I went to Key West to attend my Nice Boyfriend’s brother’s wedding.

The wedding was perfect—filled with devotion, family and friends. The couple loved each other and wanted to spend their lives together. Their love was intense, and simple.

Key West was steamy, slow moving, and totally geared toward having a good time. The big event of the night is watching the sunset off the southernmost pier. It’s gorgeous. And so simple.

I’d never been to Key West before, and was curious about the place, and the people living there. I asked just about every local I met, “What brought you here?” They all said the same thing, “I just wanted to live in Key West.”

Oh. Of course, you moved here simply because you wanted to.

The Heart of Yoga - 10/23/12When I got back home and started planning for Yoga for the Single Girl: Date Night, I was asked by a student “Why do you do Yoga for the Single Girl Workshops?”

In an instant, I ran through a whole bunch of complicated answers in my mind about empowering women, creating community and clearing an energetic channel between body, mind and heart. They’re all true. But none of them are the right answer.

Instead, “I do Yoga for the Single Girl Workshops so Single Girls can practice yoga together.”

Simple, and spot on.

Daniella Rosales-Friedman is a yogi, writer, dating know-it-all, and yenta extraordinaire. She’s thrilled to be the creator of Yoga for the Single Girl workshops, located at Mala Yoga and throughout New York City.

Daniella is also The Brooklyn Dating Guru. She offers stories, tips, and anecdotes on dating, relationships and love from Daniella’s unique yogic perspective. Read more from Daniella on her blog. Or send her a love letter.


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  1. Pingback: SIMPLE, and SPOT ON | The Inside Voice

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