Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good God, no excuses...

Why wouldn't you practice Yoga everyday if this counts?
Day 19:  3-6-5 Yoga
After consulting my friend Kathryn, I decided that Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall pose) with Pinot Grigio balancing on the abdomen counts for my daily Yoga.  My meditation consisted of deep breathing at a stop light with the radio off.  I took a walk with my luscious 7-year-old fully present loving her and the rhythm of our steps.  I practiced real Yoga without twists, binds, arm balances, or inversions.  I can do this for a year.  Mostly, I plan to go deeper longer stronger in asana but if this counts there really is no excuse.  For God's sake. 

Jon wants to know if he can wear boxers during class to be closer to his om.  I ask if he's ever been in a Bikram studio where there's om  wagging everywhere.

I think I was behind him at a class in Annapolis.
He was wearing less.
We're all friends.  Wear what you want, Jon - just do it. 
Day 20:  15 minutes of meditation.  15 minutes of asana.  Dropped to chaturunga in my office.  Losing focus but coming back.
Are you coming back?

Monday, January 17, 2011

3-6-5 Dang Good Time

I'm in.

Yoga everyday for a full year.  One of my teacher training buddies invited be to be a part of this 365 Yoga challenge.  This little e-community of crazies meet up on Twitter or in our blogs to check-in everyday to report our Yogic experiences.  Total fun.  This is day 17 (duh! check the date) and I am NICE all day long.  I wish the 11 hours of practice over 3 days I just completed as part of my TT (not tee-tee or titty, get your mind out of the gutter) counted but that's the beautiful thing about Yoga - 15 minutes or 180 it's all Yoga and it's ALL GOOD.  Being with your Yoga in a conscious way every day will lead you to closer communion with your higher purpose, God, love. 

Come on in.  The water is warm.  Rich full deep breath.  Rich full deep life.

Do you want to join us?  You won't regret it.  Comment or email me and I'll help you chime in to our Collective Om.

Not into this, cool.  I honor all of you for who you are.  But you really can stop and just breathe for one minute everyday.  It's a dang good time.

This weekend we did a billion of these:

Ustrasana (Camel).

And 6 million of these...
Urdva Dhanurasana.

Then I did this...

3-6-5.  Come on.  Will you do it?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Collective soul

Please read this.  With holiday gift certificates I made a hefty trip to Barnes & Noble.  I read this treasure in a day and was left with a hefty trip.
Surely, I am late on the scene with this novella published in 2002.  I am inspired and so happy to know of our individual significance to the collective good and that we are really a part of the Collective Soul.  And they're hot.
For God's sake who wouldn't want to be a part of that?  Lessons learned...

We are where we need to be. 
We have everything we need.
Seeking is good.
Love will support your Personal Treasure.
Camels aren't as trustworthy as horses.
Falcons are cool.
When we are our true selves we are enough and supporting the collective soul.

Stop gagging and get out there and be you.  This year find out who that is and...

Get that tattoo if you want.
Run a race.
Be kind.
Be present.
Be quiet.

And, please read The Alchemist.  I just bought The Little Prince for my younger children will be reading it out loud and collectively crying for the tenderness of our humanity.

Today at Bikram I DID THE COOLEST CAMEL.  I SAW MY OWN HEELS UPSIDE DOWN.  Trustworthy or not.  Give me my camel.