Getting Better

Been on mat a whole lot more lately and it shows. Much work to do and CONTINUE. I’m determined to get by Dancer’s Pose and Forearm Balance postures back. Two poses I’ve always loved. Two poses that I’ve sulked about. But every day I’m working on them and I definitely feel improvement. Also feeling more inspired to take pictures again. I learn a lot from photos. I realize ways that I need to change my alignment.

I’m teaching more these days too; open studio has inspired big time! So much fun to be around my OM’ies. We are at 50% capacity and wear masks during open studio. Wearing a mask has been a learning experiencing in breath work. Conscious breathing is a huge part of the yoga path.

I took these pictures after open studio – just saying.

Blessings All.

sulking

I’ve struggled with my yoga practice for awhile now. Partially relates to L shoulder and R ankle pain. The rest is my ego; she says why bother anymore.

That is bullshit. I may have plateaued in terms of my doing gnarly yoga-asana. I have been doing a whole lotta yin.

Time to f-ing stop sulking and try. I’m aiming for standing bow. It is high in the dozen poses I regard as favorites. Yesterday it took me a bazillion tries to pull it off. Having a lot of intrusive thoughts to look past.

Today, still not great, but definitely better than yesterday. I have a long way to go, but at least I’m back on my mat any trying again.

Vivify is now offering open studio options. It is lovely to practice in small groups after so much time in full distancing mode.

We must wear our masks at all times, including your mat. Granted, it isn’t the best to wear a mask in the hot room, but it is right thing to do IMHO. It is the breath we should be focusing on anyway.

Dancer’s pose/natarasana is definitely a favorite that I’ve largely ignored of late. Goal of the week – to rock the pose like I used to.

It might not be possible, but I gotta get of my but.

Day 2.
Yesterday

The History Eraser button

I have to admit, I really don’t care for this animation. But holy fuck, Ren and Stimpy are most astute. I appreciate you two for your part in my getting my Ph.D. Gotta need some levity, eh?

In retrospect, I wrote a genetics test quiz back in the day relating to them. Again, Levity.

Whilst not watching Ren&Stimpy, I am working on getting 0.1% of Manic Monday

I can’t dance anymore. This is troublesome in a furlough world. I need goals, right?

Online Yin tonight at 7:30 pm

Looking forward to teaching online Yin for Vivify Yoga NM. My Yin is a gentle multi-level class and it is a wonderful way to wind down for a great night’s slumber 🙂

You do not have to be flexible to practice yoga. Just willing to let the process unfold step by step. 🙂

Online is a great way to check out Yoga if you have been interested but intimidated by going to your first class. I get it, I was there once. With a regular practice Yoga is a life-changer. If you have any questions – make a comment and we can correspond.

Yoga Playdate anyone?

Tip of iceberg musings on this Saturday morning. I need to some rose-colored glasses or something. Forgive me for ranting here for a bit. Feel free to jump down to the bottom of this post.

Civil Unrest, economy tankage, that somehow Fucking Idiot Narcissist Lying Trump is POTUS…. Pandemic…. Blatant Racism, Global Plights, Mother Earth, Huge Forest Fires in AZ and now NM are the issues that immediately come to mind. Not in the order of magnitude. Iceberg tip.

It kills me that I have missed out on countless studio classes. I am limited to Zooms and 1:1 practices (ok, duet or quartet). Since I struggle with electronics, I’m not pleased with my yoga instruction. I’m getting better at Zooms, but they are challenging! I sure wish I could see my students. I must learn to be an effective teacher despite teaching to a red light. Figure out a way to make classes special for my students. There is so much free yoga out there, so how do I set myself apart?

It’s been months since I have utilized my clinical skills. I miss my co-workers. I miss assisting people in the healing process. I miss my paychecks. I particularly miss manual therapy and fret I’ll get rusty since I’m on furlough until Mid-August.

Blah Blah, I am going to stop whining now.

Contemplating my navel

I wanted to offer a yoga class in a park setting today. But the air quality due to the multiple fires is simply terrible. My sinuses are not reacting well to a shitload of NM dust up my nose additionally. Wind SUCKS 🙁

So – anyone interested in a Yoga Zoom with me? We could brainstorm on good poses for you specifically if you have questions or concerns.

Day 1.

Dream Manifestation

Vivify should be re-opening in early June in accordance with NM guidelines. I love my personal yoga practice – but I love teaching just as much. I am teaching several on-line classes for Viv in the interim (vivifynm.com). Teaching to a camera is challenging, but it is getting easier.

My furlough as a Physical Therapist Assistant expected to be Mid-August I recognize I am not alone – and also that I have some financial stability that so many others lack. So not trying to complain – simply state my facts.

One of my dreams is to become a remarkable Yoga Instructor specializing in injury prevention and rehabilitation. In addition I want to offer Life-Coaching assistance.

I have extensive experience working with clients of all levels, ages, sizes, and/or based on personalized needs. I am not diagnostic nor prognostic; I do have training in rehabilitation of a myriad of physical injuries using yoga techniques. I want to teach my clients on and off the mat.

Contact me if you are interested in a free 15 min class by end of May 2020. Schedules and pricing pending for private or semi-private classes.

You do not need to practice in GoGo boots

A rant. Silver linings.

What a fucked up and scary world. I send blessings to all except evil Donald Trump and his amazingly inept Cabinet. How I pray that the second wave is not going to be worse, but I suspect it will be. South Korea is starting their second wave.

I understand the masses that need to get back to work. I sure would like to! The problem is that “opening up” is premature. Total catch 22. Our economy is tanking. People need a paycheck. The violence of the demonstrators to open up was so predictable and unfortunate. I’m betting they are mostly trumpsters. The signs and chants are typically ridiculous. Offhand I recall a woman holding a sign “I want to get a haircut” while snarling at the camera. Holy shit. I too would like to get a haircut but I certainly won’t be joining in the revolt. Opening up now most certainly will bring on wave 2.

It is terrible to wish ill will on anyone. But I wish that Trump and Pence catch the virus and get at least really sick. These idiots have blood on their hands. 80,000 and counting. Their policies have destroyed the economy and the lives of so many. I have despised Trump for so many years. I still cannot believe this Idiot got into office. He is destroyed our country.

I never understood how people could believe his claims to be a great businessman. Multiple bankruptcies under his belt. Now he has done the same to our country.

Oh, there are also fanning flames of racism. His mega-rich his inexperienced staff have stole the poor from the rich

Shit, I can’t begin to name all the other ways he has fucked up our country. I hate that man. Our world will never be the same.

Thanks to the buffoon I haven’t worked in 2 months. My yoga studio, Vivify, has been closed for months. I fear for the financial smack that the owners certainly did not need. I just found out that my furlough at the Physical Therapy clinic has been extended until mid-August..

I miss my co-workers and of course my lost wages. 🙁 I know my life is still charmed compared to so many people. But I have to send my frustrations and sadness out into cyberspace.

I have been teaching online yoga classes until the studio re-opening this coming Friday. Computers are in general most challenging for me. Teaching to a camera is really weird. I can’t wait to practice with other people in the same space. Practicing with students in person – the energy we bring to each other when physically together just can’t be replaced.

I must hone my online skills so I can teach awesome personal/semi-personal yoga classes. Ditto for my classes at Vivify. I sure would love to blend my careers together. I sure want to be financially independent. Got the time to truly get on-line and be a resource as a yogini/instructor/clinical experience.

I want to change my blog to a different format. I am not sure how my old content will be retained. But it is definitely time for a change. Yikes.

Silver Lining

Being at home with my minions and husband a whole lot more. Sleeping more. Attempting to garden the desert.