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Monthly Archives: January, 2010

Day 20: Sadhana

This morning was a Sunday Sadhana at blue lotus. Jill led a 3 hour class that included extended pranayama, chanting, asana and the most glorious savasana of all time. Ever. … Continue reading

01/31/2010 · Leave a comment

Day 16 / 17: There’s No Place Like Om*

I’m sitting in my kitchen, looking at the mountains of dishes and utensils and appliances that I need to pack, and I’m almost in tears. My kitchen is the heart … Continue reading

01/28/2010 · Leave a comment

Day 14: the posture never ends

Thank you, Rolf Gates; you always seem to know exactly what I need to hear. I was wondering how I was going to tie what I’ve been feeling into things … Continue reading

01/25/2010 · Leave a comment

Day 13: Geeking Out

The past few weeks have been busy. Really busy. I’ve been pushing myself in ways I wouldn’t have dreamed possible a year ago. I skipped class today mostly because of … Continue reading

01/24/2010 · Leave a comment

Day 12: Forget it.

Everything you know or think about yourself – forget it all. It’s quite likely that none of it holds true. As we go through our lives, there are certain things … Continue reading

01/23/2010 · Leave a comment

Day 11: Wheel! Also: sweat, sweat, water, sweat & smoked salmon.

My first Wheel (assisted), a sweaty sweaty Ashtanga class at open-door, a sprint mission to costo for smoked salmon and other goodies and I LOVE MY WATER BOTTLE. It’s my … Continue reading

01/22/2010 · 1 Comment

Day 10: he’s got a nice downdog.

So this morning before I left for work, I unrolled my mat for a little stretching. Coops (my siberian) was having a nap on the sofa and watched me warily … Continue reading

01/21/2010 · Leave a comment

Day 9: Be. Here. Now.

I have spent a lot of my life mulling over the past and looking to the future, and only recently have I learned what it really means to live ‘in … Continue reading

01/20/2010 · 2 Comments

Day 8: yoga ain’t all happiness & enlightenment

A lot of people equate yin yoga with props and restorative poses. If you’re feeling restored, you’re probably not doing it right. I equate yin yoga with pain and suffering, … Continue reading

01/19/2010 · Leave a comment

more downward dog, less downward spiral


Smile, be happy!

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it." — Elizabeth Gilbert

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