This morning was a Fuck This Fucking Shit morning. You know those mornings. The ones when you can’t remember a single viable reason why you do any of the shit you usually do. Like, holy crap, who cares, right???
For example, “I’m not doing yoga,” I announced to no one. “Fuck yoga. Yoga sucks. Nobody [...]
Because my days are just adrift with wide open spaces of nothing to do, I’ve added a second, daily, yoga practice to my schedule. Madness! It all started with that video going around of the scantily clad Briohny Smyth doing some lovely yoga for a commercial for something (what? I couldn’t figure it out), which [...]
Grimmly just touched his toes to his head. Big day for an ashtangi! As I commented on his post, I remember being able to do that, I was maybe fourteen, no chance now! But the crazy thing is, I remember being shocked to realize I could only barely do it, when previously it [...]
If you’re an Avengers fan, you know all about [cue the woo woo music] the COSMIC CUBE. The Cosmic Cube is, “like a big cube that if you touch it then you can wish for whatever you want and then it happens in some way.” That from Sophie, who has seen the Avengers “way too [...]
Meet Luc, Outlaw Extraordinaire and a scary gentleman indeed.
That’s a root he found in the park mulch, perfectly gun shaped. This is what little boys do: they find weapons in the simplest of objects. I know some moms try to limit, prevent, or disallow gun-play, but this seems like a [...]
Yesterday I got home from some errands, and, happy to see her, I grabbed up Sophie (6) and started kissing her all over her face.
After a moment, in a patient, friendly voice, she said, “Could you do this a little faster, Mom? I’m sort of in the middle of something.”
It’s kind of [...]
Guess what Sophie did? She’s riding her bike without the training wheels! She got the balance part on the first try—she is so cool! It was that whole iconic moment, the one where the dad is running along, holding up the bike, and then he lets go and the kiddo peddles on, free, and it’s [...]
I wrote here about three things I didn’t (yet) get about ashtanga: driste, rolling over one’s toes, and tapas. Well, it turns out, they’re all related, so no wonder I was struggling.
First, the easy one. I figured out that toe-rolling and heat are linked. When I finally got strong enough to keep my [...]
We get grumpy. Everyone gets grumpy, right? Sometimes its hard to want to be a good enough person not to inflict one’s grumpiness on others. Sometimes being a jerk feels good. For a little while. Until the remorse kicks in. Except lately the the remorse hits me mid-jerk-ness, which kind of takes the shine off [...]
Look how confident she is! At five, she can ride western, do the posting thing (that’s when the horse trots and you lift your butt out of the saddle on every other beat), ride without stirrups, and can post without even holding the reins, holding her arms out like a circus [...]
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today's yoga practice
June 19, 2013 | 10:41 am
Full Primary. Actually, that’s a lie. I left off those butt balance poses at the end of seated. I kind of hate those. They bore me. [hangs head] I’m weak.
June 16, 2013 | 10:10 am
Primary to supta konasana. Long stay in baddha and uphavista, then ollapse. i feel so winded today!
June 16, 2013 | 10:09 am
June 16, 2013 | 10:08 am
yin yoga again. lazy yoga.
June 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm
Primary to Janu B and then I ran out of time. Better than nothing, I guess.
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