Want to know a little secret? I don't have brilliant or amazing insights to share every day. I make most of it up as I go. Bedtime yoga tonight, because what else can you do after a full day and a massage?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qiKJRoX_2uo Really enjoyed starting my practice with this one tonight. When it ended, I thought "wait, that's it?! I need more!" So of course I practiced tree pose on my own for a bit. This is a pose I really enjoy, because the balance is challenging for me without being out of my reach. I... Continue Reading →
That's it. That's the hardest part of yoga. To show up. Really, truly bring all of myself to the mat, to my practice. Returned to the Movement Medicine Calm video tonight, because after a lazy day I knew I needed it. Still working like a charm, challenging me, lighting a fire, and bringing me back... Continue Reading →
This. This is exactly how I felt last night, trying to practice on my own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o34Hk-c3irA
Two weeks down, fifty to go. Wow, that sounds depressing. Let's try again. Woohoo! I've been doing yoga every day for two weeks! There, that's better. This past week has been quite busy for me, with normal work schedule, new extra work schedule, visit from friend, and my big creative project - in addition to... Continue Reading →
Here's a tip: if you're trying to do 30 minutes of yoga a day and you have a massage scheduled in the evening, don't "save" (a.k.a. postpone) the yoga til after the massage. Trust me, your body would rather just relish the loose muscles and sleepy feeling.
It feels good to feel good. Why do we forget this? Or neglect it? Or choose to stay in an unhappy state, avoiding the things we know will help us to feel good? There are a lot of really complicated answers for those questions. Some have to do with habit, some with depression, some with... Continue Reading →
It's so frustrating to make plans, and base so many thoughts and actions around those plans - only to have someone else throw in a wrench and say, "nope, we're doing this now". Or, like I've had lately, the wrenches are more like opportunities to do what I want - but I'm so not ready!... Continue Reading →
This article is good, but the message is better. Keep fighting those inner demons. They aren't here to beat you, you are here to beat them. It's terribly hard some days, but every time you fight, you win. Sometimes only a tiny bit, but it's worth it. It's a beginning. Fight your fight, and know... Continue Reading →