An artist friend, Bonnie Taylor-Talbot had a bunch of us over to her art studio to make Valentines. She’s an amazing artist, check out more of her art out here & here. The whole experience was so light, pink (yes, pink!), & dreamy I did filter all of these photos to represent that. Note that her paintings in reality are darker and more colorful, check out her site above. She said that she made valentines for different people in the past, that they didn’t have to be just given to a significant other. I really loved this idea, I decided to make some for all of my yoga students. The studio will soon have glitter all over the floor…
I’ve been getting up even earlier than normal over the past week, my mom had eye surgery and I had to take my car into the shop. Those wake ups plus my 6:30am classes made me feel like I did when I had a normal 9 to 5 again. H still is up before seven most days, but at least I don’t have to get ready to be seen by the outside world.
Besides my yoga gig I got two new yoga private clients. It felt really good to be able to go over and meet to talk with them about what their past lives were all about and what goals they’d like to set for their yoga practice. I still get that thought that startles me, wow I’m a legit actual yoga teacher. I’m still not used to it yet.
More hip pain in the left hip this time. I feel dejected about the limitation. Every body is different and I definitely have my limitations when it comes to yoga. I’m always trying to remind students (especially when they’re new) to go easy on themselves and respect what their bodies are trying to tell them. It’s hard for me at this point having done yoga this past year and have gotten to a good place and now I have to back on out of that place. It’s forced me to get off of my mat WAY MORE which is great, but I want the pain to G O. It messes with my sense of security. I’m teaching yoga, it’s my job. What happens if I can’t teach?
The truth is that I can still teach, even if I can’t do. But man I love yoga, that’s why I teach it because I love to DO IT.
So we’ll see how it goes.
I’ve been teaching an open heart series, it continues next week focusing on the clavicle & shoulders. Anti-text neck with some chakra theory thrown in. And a whole lot of vinyasa, possibly minus me doing the vinyasa. The sanskrit anahata (the heart chakra) supposedly translates as, “unstruck.”
Unstruck, not an easy word to get. For me it’s come to mean the opposite of being struck or hurt. It means you are WHOLE. Many parts of yoga are foggy and interpreted in all different ways. It’s good for me to focus more on alignment and movement, but I do love all of the extra stuff, which there is a vast amount of. Asana is just one chunk of yoga.
H & I have been spending our days (after the early mornings) eating, he eats every half hour I swear, walking, and negotiating time out. Not sure if he gets it just yet, he’s still a little young. Another phase, another thing to grow and learn from. He’s been regularly getting sleepy at noon. It only took 2 years for him to get predictable sleep-wise, no biggie.
Wishing you all an overall wholeness to your lives. & happy almost Valentines Day!