Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tolerating the consequences.

I'm feeling less than inspired these days. I'm kind of blue. It's disheartening, yes, but just part of the journey, right? Being present for exactly how things are is part of yoga, or so I've been told. That is what I learned from Stephen Cope, anyway. I probably need to re-read his book and/or read his other book and/or actually finish that meditation book I started.

And/or just breathe. (That's what I did last night, by the way. I locked myself in a room to practice yoga, and instead of doing any asana practice, I did Micah Mortali's Inward Diving flow, which is about 25 minutes of pranayama - yes, BREATHING - and then I did a 40 minute yoga nidra practice - yes, flat on my back with eyes closed NOT MOVING - from Jennifer Reis's Deep Relaxation CD. I'm not ashamed. It was exactly the yoga practice I needed.)

So instead of attempting a witty, profound, charming, om-worthy blog post, I thought I'd point you (whoever you may or may not be) to some super-great yoga blogs that I've been enjoying as of late where you CAN read witty, profound, charming, om-worthy blog posts (and please accept my apology that it's not HERE these days....)

Spoiled Yogi - I have automatic respect for anyone who admits to writing their own Frequently Asked Questions.
Daily Downward Dog - one of the DDD mantras is "Mean people suck." Another is "You don’t have to rub crystals and listen to Yanni to get into yoga." I dig it.
Yoga Dork - I'm a proud dork, generally. I'm an especially proud yoga dork.
Naturally Nina - this is the blog of one of my yoga school BFFs, Nina. She is an INCREDIBLE woman. You know when you connect with someone in a way that makes you believe you SURELY know this person in a parallel universe where your paths crossed much earlier and/or you SURELY knew this person in a past-life, if there are such things, and/or you SURELY are from the same planet and it isn't this one? Yeah. I love, love, love, love her. Also, she just got married and the photos of her wedding and subsequent honeymoon in Norway are awe-inspiring. Check her out.

Those should keep you busy for awhile. In the meantime, I'm going to have some ice cream.



1 comment:

  1. Wow. I don't even know what to say, except that I love you! So much. You have no idea. Some days I hate the fact that the United States is so big. Why can't we live next door?!

    My deep gratitude and love.