Friday, March 11, 2011
Actually, I guess this would fall under "I wish I could" period. I took a few belly-dance classes and some two-step lessons but that's as far as I've gotten. I'm just not that coordinated or creative. I can follow a routine but, if I'm left to "be myself", I can't. I need structure.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
(and then try it if you want to)
1.Start in mountain pose.
2.Crouch down, with your heels flat on the floor or a folded blanket.
3.Spread your knees wider than your hips, and move your arms in front of you.
4.Bend your arms slightly, and bring your upper arms against your shins.
5.Keep your lower body tucked against your arms as you rise up on the balls of your feet, moving your weight forward.
6.Round your back completely as you continue to rise on an exhale, bringing your lower body up off the floor.
7.You should continue to rise until your knees are resting against your upper arms, just below the shoulder, back arched, arms slightly bent.
Do not practice this pose if you are pregnant or have problems with carpal tunnel.
For more instructions on crow pose, visit Journal.
This is a challenging pose, but you can advance in levels by using props such as a block or bolster to support your lower body as you build strength in your arms. Remember, keep your back arched and your body tucked.
Straighten the arms. Extend one leg out, and hold for a minute. Change legs and repeat.
My record for holding this pose is about 15 seconds... I'd like to improve that, but just not right now.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Although, I've never wanted to fly south to Mexico or east to Hawaii - I've always, ALWAYS wanted to go to Australia. I can't wait until I can take the whole family there.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
In my last year of high school, Canada decided to switch from dollar bills to dollar coins. Seeing that I'd already been called nickel, dime & quarter for most of my life.... it didn't shock me when I started getting called "Loonie", too. Thankfully, it didn't really stick.
I've always loved pigs. They were my favourite animals at the petting zoos. I have beanie baby pigs, banks, a hat, and a pencil sharpener - among other things. I married into my last name in 1995. When the boys were conceived, I often called them my little piglets.. but "Miss Piggy" became my permanent nickname when, in Kindergarten, one of Colin's little classmates couldn't pronounce Pigott and came out with the alternative. The teacher was horrified, I was not. I like it. Now the only person that calls me by my nickname is Amanda, my good friend and co-worker. End of story.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
.....and the reasons why it is the biggest.
When I was in grade 4, about 7 or 8 years old, my school went to the pool for swimming lessons. Even in the beginning, I wasn't really fond of water and I was pretty short - about 4' tall - and the shallow end was 4' so instantly I had an issue. My lifeguard/instructor told me that I had two choices: get in or she would throw me in. Needless to say, the rest of the "lesson" didn't go so well. It was almost 10 years before anyone could get me into water again. I was 30 when I took my next set of swim lessons. I did okay I suppose, I'll never win any medals but at least I won't drown without a fight. The only really, REALLY good thing is that I didn't pass my fear on to my boys. Logan is one step away from "Junior lifeguard" and Colin loves the water almost as much as his brother.
Kind of takes the edge off the insecurity.
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