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Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Today for the first time in ages i took a hot yoga class. I ate a meal a few hours before. I drank water, had some tea, i felt good.
At the end of class i was so fatigued, dizzy, and nauseous that i was worried i wouldn't make it out of the studio. I attempted to shower and it was painful. I thought i was going to have to tell someone because i might collapse. I didn't even blow dry my hair, all i wanted to do was get home and lay down if i could make it. It was freezing outside but i was still so hot. I am guessing my core temperature had over heated and roasted itself.. which is something that many people say is why we shouldn't do yoga in hot rooms. I just read this article and it really hit home. I have enjoyed hot yoga for over a decade now but after today i don't know if i want to go back.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I was watching "Enlightened Up" last night which is a documentary done on one man's beginner exploration into the practice of yoga. He went around asking the worlds guru's and leading teacher's about the history of yoga, and it's purpose.
And not shockingly everyone had a different story and a different purpose. What i liked is that no one wanted anyone to do anything they didn't want to do. Some people's 'guru' status turned me off completely as i do not feel anyone feet should be kissed.
It's a blessing to share and teach an experience. We should give from our heart with no expectation.
I started doing yoga 12 years ago for the pure physicality of it initially at a local gym. I did this for years not really realizing what i was doing but knowing i felt good. I combined it with cardio at the gym. I have done every kind of yoga, including 90 days straight of Bikrams before getting slightly bored of it.
Only in the last couple of years have i not joined a gym, and joined a yoga studio only. I challenged myself to a 30 day challenge of doing 30 days of yoga in a row. Only then did i realize the suttle change in my body, mind and spirit.
I finally was connecting my breath with my movement in my body. At this point i realized anything was possible, not only within my body but within life.
Yoga has made me look within and accept and be in peace with myself and those are often intentions i set at the beginning of class. It has also prepared me for meditation which i recently delved in to.
I continue to do yoga for this reason. I seek a balance and the suttle layers of yoga keep unveiling themselves. I will keep practicing yoga not to do headstands but to keep me connected to myself. Namaste.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I really cannot get enough of these guys right now. 3 amazing albums under their belt. I saw them at the Commodore which they said was there biggest crowd yet. Now they sell out massive stadiums. It's hard to be mad about that. I am happy that Canadian musicians can still be successful during a changing music market.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
One of my favorite places in the library. Thousands of books.. and you can take them out for free! I have hundreds of books in storage and at home that I LOVE and can't seem to let go of even though i haven't touched them in a decade or less. I am trying to let go of 'things & stuff' that anchor me in one place. The library facilitates my need to read, and learn without the baggage. There really should be a Love your Library Day.