Wednesday, September 29, 2010


WOW…that’s really the best word to describe my first weekend of yoga teacher training.  It’s honestly taken me until Wednesday to recover.  It was 27 hours of full-on yoga.  I won’t lie and say I’m not overwhelmed.  I’ve been practicing for over ten years and in the first few hours I realized how little I knew.  This is certainly going to be a journey.  I’m going to learn a lot about yoga and a lot about myself.  I will need to push myself daily to stay on top of the homework and remind myself that I am worthy of this challenge. 

Do something everyday that scares you!  I certainly am.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Less than a week till I officially start my yoga teacher training.  I have to be honest and say I have mixed emotions about the whole thing.  I'm nervous (can I do this?), excited (WOW..I'm really going to get into being a yogi), stressed (how much TIME is all this homework going to take and what about losing a weekend a month?).  So you can see I'm a bit off center right now as I allow my "thinking mind' to take over. I've decided that the most important way to spend these last few days is on the meditation cushion.  I need to reign in my monkey mind and get focused on having fun and letting life go where it needs to.  

Stay tuned....the fun is about to begin!


Monday, September 6, 2010

A Brief Guide

A Brief Guide to making the most out of life.  Courtesy of Zen Habits.

Less TV, more reading
Less shopping, more outdoors
Less clutter, more space
Less rush, more slowness
Less consuming, more creating
Less junk food, more real food
Less busywork, more impact
Less driving, more walking
Less noise, more solitude
Less focus on the future, more on the present
Less work, more play
Less worry, more smiles


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Daily Practice

Happy Labor Day!
I hope the weather where you are is as gorgeous as it is here in Virginia.  I am blaming this gorgeous weather for my reluctance to get on my yoga mat.  I know I need to practice.  I want to practice.  I just can't seem to make the moves TO practice.  What is that about?  Why is it that we have the most difficult time doing the things that are best for us?  Eating right. Getting enough sleep.  Being nice to everyone. I have started getting up early before work and getting on my mat for a 20 minute practice.  I just can't seem to (1) extend that practice and (2) have a weekend practice. I found a great blog that is tackling this very issue.  Jenna has announced her goal of practicing everyday for the next year.  Go Jenna!  She said that now that she's made this decision to hit the mat everyday she no longer has a mental argument with herself.  She just knows she's going to practice.  I think this is something I need to adopt!!  No questions; just actions.  What are some things that you avoid though you know they're good for you?

Om Shanti

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