Whoa, nice split! How did you get so flexible?
The key is practice. Nobody is born this flexible. Before I took up yoga, I couldn’t do a split—I couldn’t even lift my arms up. After a couple of years, I could see my body changing. Now I’m practicing every day and molding my body like a blacksmith molds metal.
Do you live in New York?
No, I’m visiting friends and I’ve come to see some of the yoga studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I own my own Bikram studio outside of San Francisco.
I once tried Bikram yoga, but I hated it.
Were you hydrated beforehand?
That’s like doing your shopping without your money! People usually like it or hate it, there’s nothing in between.
Interview by Emma Rosenblum