Just a techie article about some new shoes, but this passage caught my attention:
The French cyclist Jean Bobet once wrote about ecstatic athletic experience, a state that American athletes might call the zone but Bobet calls la Volupté. It is “delicate, intimate and ephemeral. It arrives, it takes hold of you, sweeps you up and then leaves you again. It is for you alone. It is a combination of speed and ease, force and grace. It is pure happiness.”
I certainly don’t get that when I run (mostly, I just get winded), but that is exactly the feeling I get from a nice sequence of Vinyasa Yoga Poses.