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If the Buddha had a bosom

Last night my Yoga Flow class had what the teacher called a ‘ladder flow’, where one pose it taken and then after each vinyasa/chataranga it is repeated with another pose following it and so on. This is basically how I … Continue reading

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Yoga devil in spandex pants

Anyone who identifies as a Power/Hot/Warm Vinyasa Yoga teacher might be the devil in spandex pants. And I’m starting to think anyone who prefers Lizard over pigeon might immediately fall into this category as well. Not because Lizard is hard … Continue reading

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issues with authority

Apparently I take issue with stupid authority too: We just had a power outage. The whole building went dark. Not great if you are the power company. It came up within less than a minute, but since I work in … Continue reading

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feeling stabby

Open office plans are the suck, but they could work if people just had a little respect for their fellow human beings. Blatantly noisy and disrespectful co-workers are the suck. Stab. Stab. Stab.

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Non-attachment

The good news is I now know how to do a factory reset on my phone. The bad news is that didn’t solve the rebooting problem and it deleted everything in my calendar which deleted everything in my desktop Outlook … Continue reading

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Seeing a need, not filling it.

“Ok yogis, start in child’s pose. Think about setting your intention for the day. Be present here and leave your day outside.“ My reaction: Ah, this is nice. Cues up class music, first song is Holiday music. My Reaction: Stab, … Continue reading

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yoga as therapy

Saturday’s class was less yoga and more therapeutic. One of those “It’s good for you” types of classes  even though it might not feel so great while you do it. It was essentially a private lesson too since I was … Continue reading

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Why the Buddha might be bald…

Another overly sweaty yoga class. But I made it through and it’s times like this that I’m really glad I cut all my hair off. I will never intentionally go to a hot yoga class, but it seems like anything … Continue reading

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Day two

Lessons learned today: until my general shape is less-Buddha like, I eat nothing before class.  Even the banana I ate one hour prior felt icky in my stomach.  And beans for breakfast are likely not the greatest idea if yoga … Continue reading

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Day one

Sweating buckets at my first yoga class in a very, very long time. And something tells me that if Buddha did any Yoga that he didn’t do a lot of bending or twists. Might need to cut down on the … Continue reading

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