Personal Practice

I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday at Vivify Hot Yoga. I read from Bernie’s Your spine, Your Yoga and was motivated to do some poses that I haven’t done in some time.I am so grateful that I spent my Sunday afternoon fueling my soul. Plus I taught a Yin Class with a bunch of beautiful souls. It was such an honor.

Have a beautiful Monday! 💜

Independence musings

Still smiling about my class yesterday. What a fun group. Satisfied with my playlist. I believe the Yogis had a good time

Feeling contemplative this morning. Mulling on a recurrent dilemma.

How the hell do I best meld my careers as a successful Yoga 🧘‍♀️ Instructor and Physical Therapist Assistant?

I want to freely discuss the power of yoga in rehabilitation and life in general to my PT clients. But I am to refrain from specifically mentioning Vivify there. That puts me in a bind when clients directly asked where.

I freely discuss the PT clinic I work at with my Vivify family. I’ve brought several yoga students to our PT clinic. Now I feel i should be equally vague to where I am PTA.

I need to specially discuss the wonders of both the clinic and Vivify to be happy with my career. Hence the conflict.

Perhaps cyberspace can give me directions. I know I am meant to blend my dual lives. I have a blast at Vivify. I HAVE to do my part in making Vivify successful.

Inspiration

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I haven’t felt inspired to blog lately. Too much going on lately.

It is difficult to meld my beliefs in Physical Therapy and the healing potential of Yoga.  It is hard to find the time for self-love

I hardly get on my mat and take a class. I’m blessed that I took an amazing class yesterday at my beloved studio, Vivify Hot Yoga NM.  Grateful that my husband joined me and we took our first duo picture in recent times.

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Vivify’s IG challenge has started to stoke the embers of creativity.

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Vivify – my Sanctuary

I am so fortunate to be part of the Vivify Yoga Family.  I found this studio about a month after moving to NM.  I wasn’t terribly happy about this move.  I knew no one, I had to leave my friends and family in WA behind.  Just me and me husband.  I knew it was the right choice.  But it was still a difficult transition – a new chapter in my life.

Finding Viv – I immediately made dear friends of like-minded interests.  Shortly thereafter I started teaching at this lovely studio.  I have grown a lot teaching at Viv.  Ditto for taking classes there.

I have been too busy to take yoga “selfies” of late.  I had the treat of having a long lunch at ATI – and I went to Viv to enjoy a little personal practice time. I felt so much more alive after taking time for my passion.

I hope you enjoy this smattering of shots.  I hope if you live in ABQ or RR that I can talk you into coming to one of my classes at Vivify Hot Yoga NM.  There are a ton of class options by a lot of other gifted instructors and a spectrum of Yoga Classes, many that aren’t Hot. Like my Yin classes and a class called “Genesis”, a foundational classes.

Upon the “Anniversary” of my Father’s Death

I can’t not cry watching the opening scene of Guardian’s of the Galaxy. We watched it last night for the billionth time.  I love GOG so much.  There is some solace, and the movie is so fucking awesome.

I relate to ever so much.  The things that I wish I would have said.  But hey, I was 12.  So I really should forgive myself.

I hate May 8th.  Words cannot express how I love and miss my Dad.  This year I attended a class on Yoga and Therapeutic Rehabilitation.  It was a really good day, I learned a lot. I am glad that I was able to distract myself all day with a topic I find interesting and exciting.

On that note, I am going to watch GOG2 for the 2nd time. I really liked it the first time I saw it.

Love to Cyberspace and my beloveds extra Love.

Give you love ones a hug!  🙂

 

I’m in love with my car

(To quote Queen)

 

 

I’ve always formed a special relationship with my cars.  Except the Tercel, I was stupid enough to buy a car with no A/C.  But every other car I’ve had was pretty awesome.  I’m currently driving a VW GTI. Her name’s Silver Sparkles (or Sparks for short).

I have been remiss in writing in my blog of late.  Mostly it is just that I am really busy.  Writer’s Block is to blame as well.  It’s cathartic to send thoughts into cyberspace. But I wish my blog was much substantive. I’ve resolved to quit WordPress if I don’t get back to using it . It’s money down the sink.

My physical yoga practice is suffering a lot currently.  I teach 3 classes now, which I love dearly.  But I took a class a few days ago and couldn’t recall when I had personally taken a class.  It was a great class.  I know I need to take a class on the regular.  One’s yoga teaching becomes stale if one has no personal practice.  So I’ve got to figure this out. I feel so much better emotionally and physically.

My teaching style is baffling me these days. Becoming a PTA, becoming intrigued with Fascia and Yin Yoga. Listening to J.Brown Yoga talks as well (this Podcast is the best). But I’ve realized there are so many things I’ve said and done in my classes over the years.  I wish I could go back in time and edit them!

So I’m in a weird transition of sorts as I sort out all the new information I’ve been taking in.  I love working in an Outpatient Orthopedic PT clinic. I have worked with some really cool people and to watch their transformation as they recover.  It’s awesome.  It is as rewarding as witnessing my students transform.  I have so much to learn about Physical Therapy and my 8-limbed tree.  How to un-baffle? How to become great at both my careers?IMG_8832

Can’t wait to teach my 9:30/12:30 classes today.  On that note, it has been fun to send off a missive.

Technology Hates Me (and vice versa!)

I do not know what the “aside” settings mean in WordPress, so this is a test of WTF.  if only I would read WP instructions.   This is a test. I thought maybe if I went from standard to “When I add a picture, like my Romeo below, I cannot figure out how to write text below the picture.  I swear, WP has grown more complicated than it used to be.   I am computer challenged and I end up avoiding posting due to all the issues I have now.  Meh.  It might be time to chat with tech support…

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My Dearest Basenji, Romeo.

 

 

Ok, I guess I figure out that. But selecting new pictures has gotten wonky. I can easily post pictures already in my library, as per below. But going into my pictures on my Mac Photo program is simply fucked up.

So this is frustrating. And so is trying to remember how an image was created in the first place. I love this pix of yours truly but I cannot remember what program I was using.

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I don’t expect anyone to even read this, consider it my rant to cyberspace.

Have a beautiful day cyberspace

Warming up before class

I teach Yin at Vivify Hot Yoga at 4 pm today.

I haven’t been practicing much of late and so it was fun to get on my mat. I realized I have become pretty weak! I really need to get serious again. I love being a PTA, but I also love my yoga 🧘‍♀️ practice and instructing.

So I’d better get going!