TINIERTINA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TINIERTINA TINIERTINA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Fitness made Humiliating? Never at Home ! [The Sequel, Four Years in the Making] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763044 It helps that I had been treated right in a live mat pilates class series. No substitute for being supported by one's live pilates instructors (I've had the privilege of being taught by four of them since 2012). Otherwise the journey would be one of unlearning, unlearning, unraveling, unbundling and unlearning some more. And finally re-self-teaching/being re-taught. Which requires a lot of internet research and comparing of notes. So inefficient. Besides, I'm deactivated off of Facebook,... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:36:13 EST Dancing is My Yoga and Even Better than Yoga ... (Long) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750943 This is a very long story. About six years ago, I’d enrolled in several series of vinyasa yoga classes taught by these young people in a hurry. Location was the then-closest studio to where I lived, that had a wood floor and looked polished and serene. <BR> <BR> My painful feet–needing prescribed orthotics when I wear shoes–had kept me willing myself to stay off the dance floor for years (most of that time I’d become obsessed with lap swimming). My second-ever commercialized yoga studio cla... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:34:37 EST The "Twinkie Defense" a Gambler does not Make! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723315 This entry goes out to an old-school gambling haunt of my late Aunt. And I used to tag along with her on her multi-day, comped jaunts to Atlantic City. Until about 6 years ago. Just before I had gotten my job, which lasted - this, the second go-round with the same company - just under 6 years. <BR> <BR> But it is not dedicated to them. I do not hate gambling is that I used to like to play "21" - a lot! - in its mobile game format. No money to buy the game (it was the cartoonish, dumbpho... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:24:57 EST Low Carber from da Bronx http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715547 I cannot believe I'm reading this. I really heart this. This is this nutritionista's wet dream. This is this so-over-commercialized-holierthanthou-yoga practioner's wet dream - squared! This is this well-managed 59 year old diabetic sufferer (raised in da Bronx, myself) wet dream to the 10th power!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.xojane.com/issues/i-am-a-low-car<BR>ber-and-i-will-kill-animals-to-get-thin </link> <BR> <BR> I quote here: <BR> <BR> "I wished that my metabolism wasn’t so anti-vegg... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:41:12 EST Power Yoga ... More a Question of Mild Temperament than Higher Bodyweight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698683 Yup. I looked at the latest Yoga Journal special Yoga for Weight Loss. <BR> <BR> And, even after three years, even after the backlash against commercialized yoga (which I had next to nothing to do with, personally) ... one Dana Edison Santas still maintains that power yoga is not effective for those greater than 20 pounds "overweight" ... <BR> <BR> Well, I guess she must then be talking about the yoga teacher. Being around less athletic people who are greater than 20 pounds overweight ma... Mon, 19 May 2014 19:24:10 EST My Sister Became a Doctor and it Crushed my Manboy Ego http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670958 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l642953158.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just LOVE Thought Catalog (and its cuter cousin XO Jane Issues and IHTM) ... Could read them all day long. <BR> <BR> These are Gen Whiners with enviable, upper middle class family backgrounds, for the most part and/or the (obviously upper working class at best) brats I'd never had. <BR> <BR> It is my threat against implementing SparkPeople as well as I could. <BR> <BR> All rolled up with the new Page Six (or ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:59:52 EST Athleta, Mantra Yoga + Health; Their Target Markets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668058 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1908836874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is EASY to feel that Athleta's clothing is marketed to a <BR> certain class of women. I have practiced yoga regularly for 7 <BR> years, am a perennial advanced beginner. AANNDD I am a middle-aged <BR> pushing-60 woman, who has been loving Athleta's perceived-by-me <BR> age-diversity until now ... <BR> <BR> Part of being young(er) is knowing you have a wide-open window to <BR> play around inside and outsi... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:12:27 EST Layoff-Style Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656124 Whenever there is something wrong with my job situation (and somehow I've scheduled a live, brick-and-mortar class on the heels of it) I make no bones about laying my trip on the yoga teacher in question. The Pilates Yogini was no exception. Though, I have to admit, this was the first time a layoff issue was presented in about 5 years, and THAT first time was violent, hysterical and I'd broken down crying BEFORE class ... angered the snooty studio owner - separate from the teacher - and fled ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:51:08 EST Commercialized Yoga - Lament on Creative Time LOST - A Non-Snowbird's Return to the Fold ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643406 I am actually planning to do yoga in .... wait for it ... an environment outside of these four walls/ availing myself of a live, brick-and-mortar yoga instructional venue ... after months and months ... and months of tundra living (brought to you with Mother Nature's love ... by, polar vortex and steeply-graded hills to shopping and public transportation--I do not drive anymore and own no car) ... such plans long being overdue ... my only opportunity would be today. <BR> <BR> Seems like the ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 08:32:45 EST Happy Weight Regain ... Fashionably Thin is So 2012 (or Earlier)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579401 Wasting syndrome, imho, is NOT synonymous with being Fashionably Thin ... not even within the New York City limits—unless, of course, you are deranged by fame or wealth (neither of which has happened to ME) ... <BR> <BR> I am SO happy, I never got so thin I look like Zoe Saldana on the cover of Manhattan Magazine ... now, it's time to turn that ship of state around ... <BR> <BR> [Contrarian opinon Warning:] <BR> <BR> Hey, maybe Obamacare is a good thing. Because of all that red tape ad i... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:29:02 EST Still a K Cup Workaround Beginner- So I Quit Playing with the Big Boys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548935 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1787226256.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As your trusty nutrition blogger, I, TINIERTINA owe you guys a sequel. <BR> <BR> I was playing around, skirting on my beginner's luck with the cost-effective, space-effective and tiny, technologically-challenged office-effective(most importantly, microwave oven-FREE) workaround for savoring the taste of fresh brewed-coffee without using a K Cup machine or hitting a Starbucks (I'm boycotting them--and don't like t... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 09:24:06 EST Jamaica Me'Swe't this Machine-Free Blonde Roast Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528212 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l511595340.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay, I remember trying to do this about 7 years ago, when the Keurig&#9415; machine at the mortgage company where I'dworked had a temporary malfunction. I wanted to use the Jamaican-grown Green Mountain Breakfast Blend coffee ... roughly (but not totally) equivalent to the Starbucks Veranda Blend I'd left behind ... both "coffee blondies" ... <BR> <BR> Not knowing how to do this, then... I'd failed miserably. ... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:19:35 EST Lowered my Goal Weight - STILL UNDERWEIGHT ACCORDING TO Me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501283 My weight reads very low on the scale at home, compared to the doctor's office. <BR> <BR> So, I just put in a number, based on my scale at home. My goal weight is a LOT lower than my "happy weight", but the tracker does not let me have "multiple" goal weights. And it does not REALLY let me post a weight I intend never to go below, DESPITE what it would do to my blood sugar levels (I have Diabetes - but NOT the kind where you could be at a desirably plump, juicy, pulchritudinous weight whil... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:49:00 EST Guess I Take Pilates This Coming Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498044 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1626155032.jpg"> <BR> <BR> E-mail Letter that will NOT be Sent: <BR> <BR> Dear Pilates Studio-- <BR> <BR> I hope to see you at the Street Fair. I would very much like to know, in advance, if the Yoga class newly and now offered by The Soulful Yogini is more or less the same class as what I took from her just a few weeks ago. More specifically, but can include that the fact that the Studio has newly acquired large, plush props such as bo... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:11:50 EST Healthy Plaything for Budget Workouts (and it's Not What you Think) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493456 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1712402323.jpg">Home yoga practice overwhelmingly rules. <BR> <BR> It started out being born of necessity. I can ill afford many live yoga classes, nor do any live teacher trainings, live workshops or live retreats … it had started out as a resentful, angry, unbalanced and inelegant highly-structured practice … <BR> <BR> I'd needed more, better influences on it by live classes … Even in my limited, low-value-customer way … I’ve gone to a t... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 06:28:30 EST I Look like the Representative "Yoga Success Story" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452757 Ran into The Cool Yogini after all these years ... <BR> <BR> She'd never judged me for my weight at the time. I'd left the studio where I currently take dance - [they were and still are, primarily a Yoga studio ... and with capital Y, teaching veganism and green living, too] for that very reason, primarily. Secondarily, in that they were competitive with each other - on and off the yoga mat ... and spoke condescendingly to me about my primarily home practice. [Most of the teachers and t... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:24:15 EST MY Cardio Work is Smarter than That! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432895 60 minutes Masala Bhangra class .. usually taught in The Nameless Studio's signature level of difficulty as derived from how they teach hatha/vinyasa yoga ... well, this time, it was easy to imagine the teacher on video this time... rather than in real life ... I needed to keep it way down to my level ... or risk a blood sugar low ... again <BR> <BR> This TV-like detachment was made even easier, because she kept grousing how slow the music she chose was, this time. It helped that she has a ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:49:01 EST Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration Times Square - I Was There ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398331 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l501409996.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, I was in Times Square at the Solstice Celebration yesterday, June 21st ... and took a class after work. I had to travel (well off my beaten path from where in the New York City metropolitan area I usually travel, and I'd had reduction in hours pay/necessary to make that happen!) nearby there to run an errand, anyway. <BR> <BR> It was great! And it made me appreciate taking the different approach. <BR> <BR... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:08:17 EST My Yoga Online Site - the Stuff of Legends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388900 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893642938.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just wrapped up my membership at Myyogaonline. Since I have little to no streaming speed at home, I download any videos/audios I may have been able to do/will think of doing ... and have done so for the past 15 months. <BR> <BR> I'd won my membership to Myyogaonline in a giveaway. All I'd paid for, were the 20% discounted downloads, after dipping my toe in in a 3-month Dailydeal @ $5/month. Even paying for it re... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:18:18 EST Led Dance-Exercise Classes ... File those under "DOABLE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330487 Never thought I would see the day that I would find dance-exercise classes worthy of my participation. <BR> <BR> A special note: one of these classes is at The Nameless Studio (a.k.a., the unpronounceable 3nergyrooms ... now, would a real studio call itself something unpronounceable? Don't answer that until you see your lawyer.) <BR> <BR> As ever, living in an outer borough of New York City, I live very, VERY far from a yoga-sparse-zone. There are more yoga studios than Starbucks where I ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:00:11 EST Hydrodefiant! The contestants on Splash TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293594 For those of you who thought I would never write about the water again ...HAH! ... <BR> <BR> There had been an architecture book about swimming pools, called The Springboard in the Pond <link>www.amazon.com/The-Springboard-Pond-<BR>Contemporary-Architectural/dp/B008SLOQ3A </link> , which laid down the law about the types of people who have differing relationships to the water .... he'd only talked about three: <BR> <BR> Hydrophilic - Esstentially mermaid and merman wannabes; maybe even ... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:11:34 EST Dear 3nergyroomsyogini@3nergyrooms.com - in Response to Insinuations ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283684 Dear GL-- <BR> <BR> You know the problems I'd had shortly before I'd left 3nergyrooms nearly 3 years ago. They have little to nothing to do with the medical problems [Type 2 Diabetes] I have today. For that, heredity and having been on treatment for cholesterol problems for over a decade and a half, are to blame, and have pushed me over the edge. <BR> <BR> The defense against "slander" if indeed you might call it that--I had never mentioned the studio BY NAME or location, in any case--on ... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:47:38 EST "Home Yoga Practice is Underrated" I said to T'ai Chi Teacher http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272186 Sam Weinstein commented on Breaking up with Your Yoga Teacher: The Yoga Teacher's Point of View. - elephant journal: Yoga, Sustainability, Politics, Spirituality.: <BR> <BR> in a comment, says: <BR> <BR> RE: Breaking up with your yoga teacher <BR> "At our Yoga school we have a long standing practice of an open door and no guilt. This enables the student that searches out other methods or schools to not be to embarrassed to come back if they find out the grass was not greener or to just ch... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 07:08:41 EST Barefoot Optional, Gym-Style Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268423 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1466263711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A former owner who'd had it in for me from the first, left The Nameless Studio and is no longer even a silent partner there. Left the yoga teaching field entirely for her first love--which has much more to do with Wall Street than a wall full of yantras ... <BR> <BR> This has been for a year before I even had the guts to try to ask. As far as years go, it sure made MINE! I did not mince words as I told the busin... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:06:00 EST Okay, not Since Back in '03 did I find Dieting THIS SO Not-Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267059 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l752904385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And I cannot get inspiration from what gives other women inspiration. <BR> No Dr. Phil blogsite to pour my heart out into any more. <BR> <BR> I had written nearly a book length's worth of blogs into that site. <BR> <BR> 1,200 calories a day is not fun. Unless it were the foods that most others eat. But it can't be anymore. Age, and now diabetes have ravaged my possibilities. <BR> <BR> Fitting into smaller clo... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:21:39 EST ...And I'd Thought It Was a Metabolism gone Haywire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261144 In the back of my mind I wondered why others going through that second part of postmenopause who were susceptible to that, didn't seem to talk about it online ... I thought I'd developed a metabolic meltdown caused by my going through a "secret, second part of postmenopause". I'd fought that weight gain tooth and nail and kept it to under 20 pounds, at first .. then I started doing a little more cardio (from having been a devout yogini w/ active practice much of the time) and the weight had s... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:29:52 EST Lickin' my Chops at the Mess the Commercial Yoga World is Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255434 Well, wouldn't you know. It was mentioned on my broadcast basic cable TV this morning ... <BR> <BR> Ah, makes me feel there but for the grace of God go I ... I had to get the hell out of all that yoga due to my cardio needs (and believe me, Belly Dance Low Impact Aerobics is beginning to be the most fascinating exercise I have ever done in my Life ... ) due to my newly diagnosed diabetic condition. <BR> <BR> I broke my seven months' long Facebook fast to "Like" a group about Type 2 Diabete... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:36:15 EST Nope. Pre-Diabetes not only NOT ruled out but Suddenly Type 2 Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214062 And I have always subscribed to a sports nutrition diet. I am, as of this writing, still weighing 75 pounds less than in my youth. <BR> <BR> Now, what is the problem? <BR> <BR> I think the yoga, and the pilates. Not cardio enough. <BR> <BR> I think the diet, the SAD but calorie-controlled, flexitarian variety of same: Not South Beach-ish enough ... <BR> <BR> SAD stands for Standard American Diet ... <BR> <BR> I know my lifestyle of a lot of environmental noise and vibration pollution ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:43:01 EST Testing to Rule Out Prediabetes ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192081 Right now my doctor ordered a lot of tests to rule out possible pre-diabetes, because he noticed a weight drop since last visit. Back in the summer, my blood work had shown slightly elevated blood glucose levels [nothing to worry about (yet ...)] <BR> <BR> This drop in weight came about through starting in with the (undressed) lettuce binges again, ditching the granola bars (in favor of low-sugar trail mix bars), eating South Beach Diet foods, etc .. and doing somewhat more aerobic exercise ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 19:49:30 EST This Nightmare (about a DJ) Changed my Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181377 A few days ago, I had a nightmare--the first nightmare in months. <BR> <BR> I lived (badly) through the 1970s. It is the era in which I came of age. I was a nerd and target of bullies. I'd had a stoner girlfriend who does not want to know me today, after decades thru social media. I'd also had a 6:00 pm curfew ... and I don't live in the Arctic Region. <BR> <BR> My sister had long ago convinced me that this girl'd needed me only because I was the one "straight arrow" with whom she could ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:56:17 EST Yoga: Practical Self-Sequencing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145545 Well, it's been a little over 4 years since The Nameless Studio had turned my former self-sequenced yoga practice upside the head [no, NOT LITERALLY! I still am not big on inversions--even after all these years and the attempts by only 3 - of several - yoga teachers within that 4 year period, at three different studios each, to grab onto my body parts and hoist them from my one -legged dolphin with my head on the floor--where I'D BEEN PERFECTLY FINE (although there had been some deceptive (t... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 23:46:56 EST Easy Gainer and Hard Maintainer of Muscle Mass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136357 And an explanation as to why I don't really need yoga postures (the meditation is a different story) in order to sleep soundly at night ... as long as I do SOMETHING. <BR> <BR> THAT'S WHY I DANCE!! <BR> <BR> So, why even try ANYTHING that isn't enjoyable? <BR> <BR> Please everyone read ... <BR> <BR> http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/10<BR>/are-you-likely-to-respond-to-exercise/ <BR> <BR> Excerpt: <BR> <BR> Research has confirmed that people’s physiological responses to exercise vary... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:46:17 EST #BAD12 , #PowerOfWe , #Blogactionday - The SparkPeople Community Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099687 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32061554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nutrition knowledge and motivation mentor -- that's what I was. Two years ago, on SparkPeople, which is my only blogsite, I had gotten the Community Team involved and it resulted in continuing to motivate a talented, out-there member of the SparkPeople community. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, since that Fall, two years ago; a necessary job-shift at my place of business caused me to little by little let go of helping or... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:15:01 EST Bellydancing for Free through The New York Public Library http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042401 Well, I recently got my first New York Public Library card in four years. Ever since I'd taken the job that requires a lengthy outer-borough to outer-borough commute (each has their own public library, the circulating collection of one of which is idiosyncratic; the other uninspired), I'd thought, "What's the point?" - and so I'd let my NY Public library card lapse and, finally become misplaced ... <BR> <BR> But, there is a greater than zero chance that the company I've worked for the past f... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 12:10:04 EST Smartphone Phobic and Really Cheap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030662 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854606346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As much as I do yoga, maybe two or three times a week now ... never doing it at a yoga studio nor gym for about a year (and, in fact, I have been gym-free for over 4 years now) ... I need the above like a hole in the head. <BR> <BR> I've got a limited data package, at about the most I could afford; and I had been dragged kicking and screaming into the smartphone era a few short weeks ago ... you could have heard a... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:33:50 EST Timeline (from Facebook) vs. Time Management http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030247 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l872052028.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was five days with no Facebook. It would not let me operate the interface without going to Timeline. I never wanted Timeline. So that's that. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile (and some of this time is at my post-job-shift, lengthy commute both ways-job) I have a lot of RE-gained time that had been near-mindlessly frittered away pursuing Facebook. Not sure how those with 10 times the "Friends" I have do it; perhaps they acce... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 08:50:20 EST Timeline caused me to become Inactive on Facebook ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027783 But I am active on Diaspora. <BR> <BR> I wonder if anyone is going to join me. I don't really care. <BR> <BR> Timeline does not fulfill my purposes. <BR> <BR> In this case, this old dog will not learn a new "trick" when it benefits the data-miners ... I am not a data-trend-point waiting to be penetrated by Big Marketing. Don't Want Any! <BR> <BR> From this my blog, written over 2 years ago ... <BR> <BR> "... my Homepage on Facebook, there is a friend feed from a very attractive little... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:18:54 EST My "Arthritis" is actually Torn Meniscus on one knee ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962068 My pilates teacher thinks so. And over at the pilates studio, they have a background in physical therapy, not aerobics and fitness. So they've seen these things before. Unlike at a yoga studio - wherein I will not name names and where they conducted classes as if in a cult - they asked about injuries before conducting class. In fact, they had an intake form - preexisting conditions, as if they were running a physical therapy clinic. I did my second-ever social buying stint to get a class card... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:40:42 EST That Yoga Fitness Attitude - All Day Long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941360 Well, I revisited the online yoga class of a certain instructor teaching all the way from Planet Lulu*. I had been under the illusion that I would do some dancing afterward, but it got plenty late and my muscles were plenty sore right afterward from that practice. <BR> <BR> It actually included for me crow, and so much in the way of side plank—one round of prep and one round of a side-arm balance variation of side plank (with the blades of both feet on the floor)—that I do of the unfancy exp... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:12:02 EST My Resequenced Yoga Practice--Warning: Arthritis Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932815 This is not funny. I had trouble getting into pigeon pose on my right side, unless I rode the side of a foam yoga block alllll the way in. Searing, sharp pain on my right knee which has the problem. Cannot torque the knee at all without some kind of pain. The prophylactic use of the China Gel, not for self-mortification purposes in practice, but to possibly prevent arthritis pain before it flares up, wore off about an hour into my 90 minute practice. <BR> <BR> Trial and error informs my hom... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:37:29 EST Sidestepping to Journey Dance, Gingerly, Taking Care of Arthritic Knee ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928296 I now have a touch of arthritis in my right knee ... it is puffed up and painful. <BR> <BR> So, I will not be adding on to my personal self-sequenced practice just rearranging it. Hmm, that's a load off my mind. Stay where I am. In a vast, sensual S.E.A. of soft power vinyasa yoga, infused with more pilates than you could shake a stick at. Bonus: Never to be taking the "advanced" class from anyone offering it, either. <BR> <BR> But I will be 58 in a few months, anyway. <BR> <BR> It is exa... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:18:42 EST Virtual Yoga Studio--The Medium is the Message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791699 Yoga-pilates fusion is due for a major comeback. And I have my own practice of it. As for last night's practice, I put stuff back in it, too. [Not the headstand which was any more fuller expression than hare pose, though. In fact, perversely, I will be counting the days I could avoid doing any such fuller expression of headstand ... the golden mean rules!] <BR> <BR> So, "muscle confusion" is not entirely a myth. And, if anything-- even if it is, a class so precise in its cuing (alignment-wis... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 08:11:55 EST 5 Rhythms Lyrical and Soft 2 Be Strong-A Legacy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4697232 Sequel in part, to The Law of Indulgence ... what, if anything, about it works for me. My plans for Soft 2 Be Strong. My experiences with 5 Rhythms classes. My involvement in online yoga audio podcasts. <BR> <BR> I talk about exercise with an eye towards regulating appetite and the intensity it takes to do that, which is not what one would think. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:43:53 EST Law of Indulgence ... Satisfaction + Energy on Less Food & More Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680982 Mind over matter, and how it could work, article on original research done at Yale University by Alia Crum, PhD, the daughter of the article's author. How it could apply to exercise, particularly if that exercise is enjoyable movement. <BR> <BR> I talk about one prescriptive behavioral example based on my dealings with one nutritionist in the past ... <BR> <BR> Article this v-log was based on, was published in Together newspaper, www.together.us.com in the January/February 2012 print issu... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:24:06 EST World Premiere of My First Directorial Effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632388 So, the micro SD drive on my merely 3G cellphone does not work. Good thing I was born a little creative ... <BR> <BR> I hope with the world premiere of the ultra-short movie "No Man Magnet" (referring to my studio apartment - in my case as in many others, a primary residence - AND considered average size for New York City ... I can just hear the chorus from the heartland "oh, you poor thing" ...- and NOT moi) that I inspire future young movie makers, ready to max out their credit cards (ap... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 07:11:48 EST Hah, Commercial NYC Yoga World agrees with My At-Home Approach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604737 Direct, word-for-word quote from the latest catalogue of the Integral Yoga Institute of New York: <BR> <BR> ** Category: mind, body, and spirit... <BR> <BR> Yoga for a Strong Midlife Body <BR> <BR> Staying Injury-Free with Nadiya Nottingham, R.Y.T. <BR> <BR> <BR> Date: Thursday 12/1/2011 From: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <BR> Cost: $20 <BR> <BR> Learn to practice Yoga in ways that support your skeleton, improve muscle tone, and increase breath capacity. Discover how to modify your practice to ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:00:04 EST Now in Economics: News SOME People wanted to Hear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4586828 I am quite distraught at what has happened to Occupy Wall Street. <BR> <BR> This protest movement has been hobbled by the NYPD. <BR> <BR> The protesters who were literally SWEEPED out of Zuccotti Park at 1 a.m. yesterday, do have a case with regard to abrogation of their constitutional rights, however, on expert (read) opinion, it is not a very strong case ... <BR> <BR> Admittedly I have merely paralegal education, and my Constitutional Law class was not my strong suit, so reliable opinion... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:59:33 EST There is Strength in Surrender - Soft 2 Be Strong™ If I #Occupy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4560612 November 3 will be the third anniversary of the founding of the Soft 2 Be Strong™ home yoga practice, authored by none other than VISION_QUEST2. <BR> <BR> Yoga studio that did away with pandering to the youth market finally ... someone told me (since I do not think like an entrepreneur) that they could not attract young people; it's not that they would attract the kind of young people who would check it out as a pre-club hop or a curiosity. Yeah, though, start 'em early and often ... it is ... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 23:08:44 EST 5 Rhythms Workshop Notes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4548942 Well, I went to my workshop in 5 Rhythms ecstatic dance yesterday and for a while there, became a whirling dervish. <BR> <BR> The group was large enough for a morning workshop of that nature, and, obviously some of them were full of Red Bull (take that in its double entendre sense, and I wouldn't be surprised) ... there were a couple younger men who thought the first ten minutes were a yoga class ... Plus, the teacher was doing some yoga to warm up ... <BR> <BR> Me, I was doing more athlet... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 09:50:42 EST The Yoga vs. The Trance Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4507519 What "frustrates" me with, and I avoid in vinyasa yoga, are perfect as-is moves for 5 Rhythms trance dance. If I were any more process-oriented, I would not try these moves at all; but I am what I am (unfortunately, in MY book—I live by being process-oriented to the max). I don't bemoan that my lower limbs are lengthy and heavy and don't "fly" like ailerons into pincha mayurasana as they "could" or "should" in yoga. In 5 Rhythms they aren't a step "towards" anything but trance ... <BR> <B... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:02:00 EST