30 Days of Yoga

Love

Today's session was a quite good one for crying, but, you know me, I kept it together! I do love the instruction to "breathe lots of love in, and breathe lots of love out" because I imagine sucking in and blowing out all these little, sparkly hearts and sending them off into the universe to… Continue reading Love

30 Days of Yoga

Learn

One of the nicest things about yoga, and specifically a daily practice, is the invitation to put everything else out of your mind for that time you spend on your mat. You don't throw up harsh walls and block everything out or even focus really hard on nothingness, but you acknowledge the wayward thoughts, the… Continue reading Learn

30 Days of Yoga

Dulce

There are lots of sweet things in my life, specifically one man and three kitties, and for all of that I am thankful. I'm also thankful for the sweet ass ideas that Husband gives me on long walks that spark really fun scenes in my writing. This book, my dudes, I have so much faith… Continue reading Dulce

30 Days of Yoga

Reveal

Let me jump on the internet bandwagon here. Left: Me in 2010, Right: Me at the tail end of 2018, so as close to 2009 and 2019 as I'm getting. All that seems to have changed in roughly 10 years is the color and length of both my hair and the bags under my eyes.… Continue reading Reveal

30 Days of Yoga

Grace

I've always been clumsy. I've spent a lot of my life bruised and scratched from knocking into the edges of things, and more of what I've poured into cups has ended up on the floor than in my gut. It could be a lot worse, and I've grown into an adult who is significantly more… Continue reading Grace

30 Days of Yoga

Space

The final frontier. Well I got my goddess pose, and it was great, as always. Today we were reminded to leave room for opportunity and ourselves, and to take up space because we're worth it. I think I'm doing that. I personally also need to remember to not leave dead space. I am really good… Continue reading Space

30 Days of Yoga

Curate

I really feel like I've been creating a new me, or rather, a slightly improved me, over the last couple weeks. Truly, new year, new me. Annoying but honest. In yoga, I think my biggest breakthrough thus far has been finding my breath. I heard about it for the past three-ish years, but I always… Continue reading Curate

30 Days of Yoga

Courage

Today we flew! Crow, or bakasana, is one of my favorite poses mostly because when I first saw Adriene demonstrate it and then turn to the camera and expected me, at home, to do it too, I was like "WTF, you want me to do that? But I'm a beginner!" But after a surprisingly short… Continue reading Courage

30 Days of Yoga

Expand

This morning I got up a bit earlier than normal to be ready for a delivery. Since moving we've had a number of big deliveries that we have had to be home for, and in every instance that delivery has come outside the delivery window, at the very possible end, in the dark, so you… Continue reading Expand

30 Days of Yoga

Divine

I'm in a much better mood today, Dear Reader, and I think it's in large part due to my littlest kitty crawling into my lap and giving me kitty kisses. Rutherford's kisses are bizarre, though. He likes to have his chin scratched (wait for it, it gets weird) as he shoves his snout into your… Continue reading Divine