Gotta love Friday!

I really enjoyed hanging out with the dogs in the yard this morning.  It was nice and mild – but it is gonna be a hot one again.  I actually enjoy the heat, as long as I can retreat into my A/C house and car.  Currently 72, but it is going to be in the mid 90s.  The Basenjis are bound to be nice and lazy while I clean the messy crib.

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I am teaching a private class over the noon hour, errands and hopefully I’ll make it to a yoga class at 5.  I could really use it, I’ve been too busy teaching and taking care of the pups the past two days to actually get on my mat and PRACTICE.  A yoga instructor *has* to practice lest risk teaching get stale.  So even if I can’t make it to class, I will be doing a serious practice in my home studio.  I also have to do my IG challenge shot for #yogagivesback.

Here are a few more pictures from this morning

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also yesterday’s shots at Exhale (really fun class, gosh I love teaching there)

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On that note, off to water the containers outside. Unlike Seattle, container plants require daily watering.  It is so much drier and hotter….. 🙂  If I could just teleport my kids here…. life would be pretty stellar.

Namaste

The making of yesterday’s IG #beSTRONGin2015 post

I used to be able to get into full locust pose unassisted but that is unaccessible to me at the moment.  So I enlisted the help of the awesome Davin to raise my legs for me (Thank you!).  Maybe I totally cheated, maybe I creatively solved the problem.  But I posted a short clip on IG, a total disclaimer that I hadn’t pulled it off myself.  Here is the clip.  I really would love to reclaim this pose, it is a pretty cool one.

Today’s pose is headstand. That will be a pleasure to shoot this morning before Ali’s 6:15 am. Power class.  I wish I could shoot it on a sexy beach, but the mural will have to suffice 🙂

Headstand variations

Inversions are powerful.  They are one of the nicest things that you can do for yourself each day.  They take practice, are so gratifying to learn.  Be patient, never kick into a headstand.  I highly recommend a teacher to be at your side while you learn to do headstand, they are a risk to anyone with neck injuries.  But in lieu of injuries, they are accessible and amazingly powerful.  Let go of your self limiting thoughts!  Namaste!

I particularly like Kate’s videobomb in this particular snippet.  Enjoy!