National Board Exam

Next Thursday, freaking out

I will be so grateful to get my license and find the perfect job. Which WILL include teaching yoga classes.

Much to do.  Glad I have Vibe and Yin to balance out my current stressors.  I love my Sat classes.


What Would I Do?

PTA Board Exam is Next Thursday.  I lament my study habits! I’ve been pretty darn motivated this week to make up for 3 months of dealing with Life Live – the iceberg of To-Do that built up whilst in school.  Very stressed.

Ok, and there has been a lot of yoga going on (This gets to the What Would I do query).  About what exactly you may ask).   I’m using that as my punch line.

I was really burnt out when school finished and I needed to get back on my mat and lick my wounds, in addition to tackling above-mentioned iceberg.  3 months seemed like plenty of time to get back to it…. But a whole lot of stuff – a lot of it having to do with the sweetest and biggest love-sponge puppy. Puppies are a lot like babies in their need to be watched!  And so much fun to boot!  I have been steadily ramping up the studying, but I’ve also gotten very sucked into the news and watching with horror.

I really miss my lame creative blogging and I do look forward to getting back to it – but I’ve been not allowing myself the luxury.  Not with my being so far behnd

Until now. I have too many pictures – of my favorite moments of Asana shots piling up and I simply gotta share a few that I’ve taken the past few days.

Because my photos are my “art” if I have one.  So here are some fun ones.

Oh, and the answer to the question is be Very Sad.  Because the full title of today’s subject is actually “What would I do without my Yoga Practice” 

Love and Light Peeps



I just can’t help myself.

I’ve been denying myself the fun of blogging of late. When I sit at my computer, I feel that I ought to study. So I just avoid the computer (Procrastinator par none).  Then I try to take on the study guide for the Boards instead (I really dislike computers).  However it is so dense, I can only read a few pages before I get sleepy. Hmmmm

This is not good. I have a month to cram for the boards.

I recognize that taking out a little time to get on my mat is super important.  So I’ve decided to take on some gnarly poses, they quickly accomplish stress relief.  I’m going to start looking at my beloved Yoga Book by Yoga Journal.  This was decided yesterday. Maybe it is big-time procrastination, but I am also a kinesthetic learner, so for the record, I do consider what muscles I’m using when I practice these days.  I try NOT to do it too much when I teach, but I do catch myself using words like “axial skeleton”.  That is a little too Left Brained!!!

Anyways, getting back to Pretzel Yoga.  Here’s what I’ve gotten thus far.  Once I add the pictures, I’m going to get back to studying pediatric issues. I really should take on Neuro, but I think it’s best that I work on something that doesn’t make my eyes cross.  I simply must leave it there.  I would rather think yoga yoga yoga…. but oh boy, I don’t want to fail the boards.

I am willing to admit to anyone that has read this far, I am trying to prove to myself that I can still do rad shit even though I’m turning 50 in August.  And I think I ought to get back to teaching Yang.  Perhaps I need to broaden my teaching.  I don’t know at this point.  I DO know that I better get back to studying. Once boards over, you better believe I’ll be teaching Yang again. Just don’t know where.  But a mentor from some time ago prevented me from doing so, I’m not going to let myself be limited that way EVER AGAIN.
Namaste Beloveds,


Stale Items on a To-Do List

I managed to cross one off my list, and I’m grateful.  It was turning on the irrigation system.  I’ve been meaning to do it for a few weeks now.  But today, many plants were essentially BEGGING for water. I am grateful that the husband taught me how to do it. Lucien the Basenji puppy thinks that the irrigation sprayers are a game.  So Bonus – anything to amuse the puppy, he has more energy than any of his Basenji and human room-mates!


Orange Tweeter is such an AssHat!

Ok, got that off my chest.

I had the best day teaching yoga at Vivify today.  So many dear friends, devoted yogi, students I’m getting to know and love, and yogis that I’ve just now met.  For the yogis I know – to see your progress is so very inspiring.  I love getting to know you better, trying out how I can best help you attain a pose, and watching you blossom in your personal practice.

For example, these lovely ladies.  I am so glad to have met you all. You really are a-f’ing-amazing


Here are a few pictures that I took yesterday before the 5:30 pm class.  I better leave it there…. It is dinner time!  Namaste!

Dog Day Afternoon

[Let’s just say this straightaway- another day of not studying for the PTA boards whatsoever]

Sooooo…. A kazillion (hyperbole) of house-hold to-do items have accrued during my time as a PTA student. In general from our move to NM two years ago.  I have been plugging away at this list since wrapping up school.  Chipping away at the iceberg from hell (back to hyperbole). I’d sure like to have more to show for my efforts, but I am a teensy bit pleased with what I’m getting done, albeit at glacial speed.  Up until now, I have been able to justify lack of studying based on said accomplishments.  But the list now getting down to items involving power tools 😦 😦 😦

So, the thing is…. I am absolutely utterly useless when it comes to power tools. Comparatively speaking, I am a self professed computer whiz-geek-genius.   (To those of you who truly know me, please stop laughing too hard lest you choke!).  We all have our natural talents, and mine assuredly involve my yoga mat and not home fixits.  Not to throw anyone under the bus here, but I’m unaware of any of the occupants of this house being so inclined.

Here is what I got from the Basenjis regarding home improvement.


So I have acquired the assistance of professionals to knock a crap-load of stuff off the list. With any luck, I’ll have a dozen of items off the house to-do list in short order!  I will have even less of an excuse to not study. 🙂

The weather has truly been awesome the past few days.  Have been pretty circumspect about taking yoga shots – but I did just get a new tripod which virtually guarantees an increase in photos. But today, I’ll just leave it at this.  Now it is time to refine the home to do list, I am expecting someone to install a ceiling fan shortly (something that NO ONE WOULD EVER WANT ME TO DO!)








I **gotta** start studying!

In theory, July 6th sounds very far away.  It is easy, and I am guilty of this today, and pretty much most days since school ended, to think “I’ll start studying in earnest…..tomorrow.”  Can’t lie, and this point, at 6 p.m. it is pretty pointless for me to commence today.  Nope.  This kid goes to bed between 8 and 9 pm, because she is that L-A-M-E.  But smart enough to know that any attempt at this point to study is counterproductive as hell, I will only end up having trouble sleeping later tonight.

I am what I am.  I have every reason to believe that I *will* wake up, without fail, by 4:30, irrespective of when I go to bed.  That is just how my body works these days (always subject to change).  For most of my young adult life I was a major night owl that could sleep later if need be.  Then  I fought with major bouts of insomnia where I only got a few hours a sleep a night… and feel grateful I got that much.  I’m glad that I’ve found a semblance of balance going to bed ridiculously early and managing to get 6ish hours of sleep, assuming my shoulder allows it.

So meh, I am going to enjoy NOT studying tonight, for the hopes of a good night’s sleep.  I have all day tomorrow to study – and dang it, I am going to try my best to do just that.