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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Yoga Challenge: Camel Pose or Ustrasana

I just want to do a brief post about my second day of the yoga challenge. I couldn’t fall asleep last night, but I was determined to do yoga this morning. I got up at my usual 5 AM and turned on my computer. The mouse battery was dead. Does the universe conspire to test […]

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