Time For A Break

I’ve been feeling a bit burned out on yoga. tried doing it 6 days per week over an extended period and eventually started getting really bored with the practice. I’ve been off the mat for about 5 days and trying to get into it again. i would imagine as you become an advanced yogi there is more of a variety in terms of poses and routines that you can do but right now I’m still in the intermediate phase.

Cats Love Yoga Too

I have two cats, one of them, Sammy, is always affectionate. The other, Ginger, is very aloof. When I do yoga though, Ginger is even more affectionate than Sammy.

It’s cute, I will be in down dog and they will both rub against my legs or attempt to press their noses to mine.

People Can Be Rude, But Is That Anything New

I have noticed this from time to time in the different courses that I have taken. There are some people who just get overly aggressive.

One woman literally chased another girl off of a space by rolling her matte out on top of the poor girl’s matte. She moved over next to me and smiled sheepishly.

Lingerie Showers Can Be Fun(ny)

When I was about 6, some of the girls my sister was friends with decided she needed to have a lingerie shower. I should clarify, she was getting married. Not only was I offended that I wasn’t invited (I was practically an adult at that point, after all), but I distinctly remember trying to figure out the logistics of that many women fitting into a shower (as in bathtub) and why they would be wearing fancy underwear.

Some Insights Into Yoga

Each body is unique. Each person is unique. I’ve found that I get the most out of my practice (and my teaching) with alignment. Too often, we don’t understand how the body is meant to be aligned in a pose and too often, teachers slide over that because we think folks won’t be interested and then won’t come to our classes.

I Thought I Had To Be Super Strong

Ironically yoga makes you strong enough for yoga.

The vinyasas that tend to accompany the practices with these arm balances build the arm and core strength needed to do the arm balances. I doubt you’ll find many widespread yoga practices consisting entirely of “advanced” arm balances without the “boring” basic postures as well.

Yoga Towels, Yes You Will Want One That Doesn’t Slip

I use Gaiman towels from Target and they’re pretty cheap. They bunch up once in a while, but they’re still pretty damned wonderful. I have two I use and they’re both fine enough.

They tend to bunch and slip but I just straighten it out when I’m in downdog again. I used a yogitoes one once and was happy with how it staid put…

A Fitting Lipstick

I found that a good portion of my makeup has to go or be repurposed to fit my red hair. Your taste/style may be vastly different so I will offer what works for me, feel free to disregard.

Id say stay away from reds, especially bright reds. Personally I’d stay away from bright colors (like neon pinks) I’d recommend dark plums,

You Can Learn Yoga

I thought that I had something. I wanted to see what Netflix had in the form of yoga. I was going to share these great videos with you. The only thing that I found was in the form of a great documentary called Breath of the Gods that discusses the origins or many popular forms of yoga (particularly Iyengar and Ashtanga) as well as some yoga philosophy.

I Sleep Differently

I always use to sleep curled into a ball on my side. Would wake up with painful tight traps and low back/hip pain. We got a new hard memory foam bed two years ago and I’ve started doing yoga at night before bed and now I find it more comfortable to sleep on my back,

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