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Yin Yoga

Monday, July 12, 2010      5 comments

After an incredibly active weekend with 10 hours of Anusara yoga (very physical, taxing on body and brain as you work to inward spiral and pull back your thighs while outward spiraling and pulling your shins together while rooting down from your... Read more

Yoga Weekend

Sunday, July 11, 2010      2 comments

When I signed up for the weekend of yoga with Desiree Rimbaugh, I noticed that each of the four sessions were 2. 5 hours long I figured, well, since these are called workshops, there would be a combination of instruction, discussion and practic... Read more

Fear about something I love.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      6 comments

I love yoga. That's important to know. In fact this weekend I will be doing 10 hours of yoga. A nationally known teacher is coming to town to do 4 workshops 2 1/2 hrs. each- on on Friday evening, two on Saturday and one Sunday morning. Th... Read more

Oh, how quickly it disappers

Saturday, July 03, 2010      3 comments

I haven't been on my bike for two weeks since my DH took a spill and dislocated his ring finger. I had been away from it for a couple weeks before that. Did a little stationary bike last week, but it's not the same as being outside. I have s... Read more

Yoga for body and soul

Thursday, July 01, 2010      6 comments

I hated exercise. I never found any physical activity I could do that I was any good at. I always felt awkward and unable to make my body do what I wanted. (Except swimming which was hard to do often growing up in a cold Midwestern state.) S... Read more

Riding in a car

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      4 comments

I used to be able to ride for hours in a car. Now, I have found my legs cramp up after only a couple hours. I was very distressed on our recent trip to move our daughter to St. Louis. I drove her car down and was never so thankful for cruise ... Read more

The Universe said no to ice cream, but I said yes!

Monday, June 28, 2010      2 comments

We have had an incredible six days. From our DD's call on Tuesday morning that she had to be moved to St. Louis in time to start work on Monday to crawling (almost literally) into bed tonight including unsuccessful attempts to find subs for two... Read more

Working together.

Friday, June 25, 2010      3 comments

I watched something simply marvelous today. We had helped our DD pack things up, but now it was time for the truck to be packed. Her three housemates and two other friends arrived and in less than 45 minutes the truck was packed. I think DH a... Read more

Overdid it today!

Thursday, June 24, 2010      4 comments

Just about the time I think I have the emotional eating under control, the snaky little beast surprises me. Well, not really surprises me, I just let it take over. Today was very emotional. We are helping our DD get ready to move 6 hours awa... Read more

Eating before strength training

Wednesday, June 23, 2010      4 comments

Sometimes it take me several experiences with the same problem to realize what I need to change. That will not be true with this situation. Usually I work with a trainer 2 times a month about 15 minutes after I finish an early morning yoga cla... Read more

Oh, what a week it will be!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010      1 comments

Just when I thought we were home for a while (gone 3 of 4 weekends in May), DD calls to share her good news that she will be serving as a clerk to the head judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals and the challenging news that she needs to be in S... Read more

Ball Parks and Food - not a good combination

Monday, June 21, 2010      2 comments

We have a triple A baseball team in our town. This afternoon, DH and I joined friends for a game that started at noon. I ate a quick power bar before we left and brought water to drink on the way down. I sneaked in a granola bar. The ticket ... Read more

Computer Community

Sunday, June 20, 2010      1 comments

I am constantly amazed at the connection I can feel with people I have never met. I am 65 so I remember when phones had dials and even party lines. I remember when a long distance call meant bad news was on the lines. I remember our first mo... Read more

Breathing and health

Sunday, June 20, 2010      4 comments

Here's a breathing practice you can try to experience the principle of deep breathing in action: Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair. Relax your belly as you inhale so you can completely fill your lungs. Breathe in as much as you can... Read more

Be a torch

Friday, June 18, 2010      1 comments

"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itse... Read more


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