Sunday Night Check-In: Chillin’

It was a long week last week. Everyday started at 6:30 AM ended around 7:30 PM with a meeting. Luckily, there were slow times in between where I could run home and walk my dog, but I had some very long days even for somebody who usually gets up early. I'm waking up now at … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: Chillin’

Sunday Night Check-In: Long, Lazy Weekend

Since the monsoon forced the evacuation of our building last Thursday at 1 PM, I had a really long, unexpected weekend. It would have been nice to have some great weather, but I guess I wouldn't have the days off if the weather was good. I'm very grateful that I didn't get flooded, but I … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: Long, Lazy Weekend

Yoga Challenge Day 30: I Made It!

Today was the 30th day of my Yoga Challenge. I did yoga every day for 30 days. Some days it was a vigorous practice. On others, I did a long yoga nidra. But, I did something every day. I listened to my body and did challenging practices when I needed the energy, and I did … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Day 30: I Made It!

Yoga Challenge Day #15: Loving Les

I took some classes with Les Leventhal in Chicago at the Midwest Yoga Conference. It doesn't look like they are still having it in Chicago unless I just can't find it on the internet. I loved going to that conference. I got to practice with national teachers like Seane Corn, the Kest brothers (Jonny and … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Day #15: Loving Les

Yoga Challenge Day #14: Savasana

What a crazy weather day! In New Orleans, a train blew off the Huey P. Long bridge. The news was showing footage of trees all over the streets of Baton Rouge. My Mother had difficulty getting out of Pierre Part because of all of the downed trees and wind and rain blowing sideways. A friend … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Day #14: Savasana

Yoga Challenge Day #12: Opening the Hips

  So, Wednesday night I decided to do a challenging yoga class since I'd done more restorative classes the previous two days. I searched Yoga Download's inventory and found one that ended up with Compass Pose. I wasn't familiar with that pose, and it wasn't Crow or one of those I can't stand, so I … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Day #12: Opening the Hips

Yoga Challenge Day 10: Life Lessons from Yoga

The yoga challenge continues. This week I've been doing more restorative classes. Over the weekend I ramped it up, but I haven't been sleeping, so I've been doing restorative. Tonight, I hope to add another challenging class, but we'll see how I feel when I get to my mat after work. In my Morning Pages … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Day 10: Life Lessons from Yoga

Yoga Challenge: Days 5 & 6 – Acknowledge and Celebrate the Work Done Thus Far

Yesterday, I was really tired. You know the kind of tired where you can hardly move without hurting? I felt like that. I had to be at work at 7 AM, and the day felt really long. I got home, took a little nap and still didn't feel refreshed. So, I made myself a deal … Continue reading Yoga Challenge: Days 5 & 6 – Acknowledge and Celebrate the Work Done Thus Far

Yoga Challenge Day 4: It’s Been a Long Day

It's been a long day. I had to work, pick up my CSA box in the Garden District, cook dinner and then head to the library for the Artist's Way group. I had already planned that I'd do a short wind-down yoga practice after the Artist's Way because I wanted to walk Ashok this morning … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Day 4: It’s Been a Long Day

Yoga Challenge: Day 3 – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

I didn't sleep well last night. I slept better than Monday night, but I was up at 3:30 AM this morning. I promised myself that the next time I had insomnia I would get up and do a meditation rather than laying in the bed tossing and turning. It just makes me anxious, and I … Continue reading Yoga Challenge: Day 3 – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose