30 Days of Yoga

Liberate

Today's session was self lead and full of crying because I don't fucking know why, but day 30 always is a tear fest. It's certainly got something to do with succeeding and knowing you've been on this journey with thousands of other people all over the world and somehow feeling them through the ether, and… Continue reading Liberate

30 Days of Yoga

Dedicate

A subtitle for today's blog could be "Planning for Brainstorm February," but I gotta stay on this month's brand, and dedicate actually works out. I dedicated today's practice, as Adriene asked us to, to "my work." It was meant to be a person or a thing that wasn't ourselves to prove how self love and… Continue reading Dedicate

30 Days of Yoga

Power

Today, I have the power to stay on task. I mean, I had the power to stay in those standing splits the whole time and do shiva squats, so I could probably conquer the galaxy if I put my mind and brawn to it today. But we'll save becoming Supreme Leader of the Universe for… Continue reading Power

30 Days of Yoga

Drop

Anger is addictive. Next to food, it's my drug of choice, and it's at the top of the list of things I'd like to drop. The problem is, it feels good to be mad, doesn't it? Of course, no, not really. Being in a foul mood, yelling, finding irritation in everything--these aren't pleasant experiences. But… Continue reading Drop

30 Days of Yoga

Alive

It's crazy how much more flexible I am at the end of the day as opposed to the beginning. I like starting my day with yoga after a hot shower (I don't function without showering first thing in the morning, this is a result of being very greasy, very hairy, and very sweaty at night).… Continue reading Alive

30 Days of Yoga

Balance

I LOVE BALANCING POSES. They make me feel like someone who is graceful and elegant and all the things I'm not. Today, I successfully did not place either foot back on the ground until the video prompted me because I am a goddamned crane/dancer/tree. We're moving into the last week of Dedicate which means I'll… Continue reading Balance

30 Days of Yoga

Joyful

Man, this is necessary after yesterday's big ole downer of a post. But listen, I do have something to be joyful about. (I mean, I actually have hundreds of things to be joyful about, but this one specific thing is just the cat's pajamas to me right now.) I FINISHED A BOOK. Reading, that is.… Continue reading Joyful

30 Days of Yoga, Me

Steady

Clouding up my mind today has been the people who, and the ways in which those people, made fun of me when I was younger. See, I ordered a laser hair remover from Costco, and it just arrived. Don't get me wrong, I am fucking PUMPED this thing is here--it's something I've wanted since I… Continue reading Steady

30 Days of Yoga

Lead and Light

I've thought quite hard about it, and the best way I can describe how I felt yesterday is akin to a deflated balloon. It's not a unique simile, but it's the most accurate. It was like I'd lost all my air, and just sort of bumped along on the ground, listless and droopy. I realized… Continue reading Lead and Light

30 Days of Yoga

Listen

Today's practice flew by. I was sure it wouldn't as I didn't start it til after 8pm after a long day engaging in a brand new activity with people I've never met before (an anxious introvert's nightmare), but the activity was insanely fun and everyone was so nice, so even though I was exhausted, it… Continue reading Listen