I am obsessed with my yoga mat! Funny enough, it came from the recently canceled TV show Partners, which my friend worked on. I was watching the show one night and it was the mat Sophia Bush was using so I texted my friend for info and then the next day she surprised me with the actual mat! The maker is Devi — and I did some research and it looks like there’s an Etsy store for the Devi mats. A heads up that the mat is slippery so about ten minutes into class I’m almost always throwing down one of my YogiToes skidless towels.
And in case you haven’t noticed, yes, I’m one of those diehard Yoga types. I practice about five times a week and sometimes it’s the only thing I’ll leave my house for, especially when I’m in a writing hole. I cannot recommend yoga enough.
Every Tuesday night one of my best friends who is a yoga instructor/talent agent teaches a Vinyasa Flow class and the attendees are almost always a group of our friends and it’s pretty awesome because Ida plays amazing music and a lot of times we can make song requests or there will be a surprise musical theme. Last night the theme of the music she played was me — quite literally, me, as it was all my favorite songs! — and “Michelle Obama” was thrown out like a mantra several times as a motivator, especially during the abs portion of the workout. It was all so LA but in the most delightful way.
I know my friends were worried I would be moving out of LA, and I had often thought about my five-year mark here as being a “make it or break it” sort of deadline, but after that stunt they pulled (seriously, the X-Files theme song came on near the end of class and I burst out laughing) I was reminded how we are so LA and I am so LA and everything that is “so LA” about my friends and my life and me, I love. I just honestly couldn’t imagine living this town for good anytime soon.