Last night I did a class for a college sorority. A friend of mine is the advisor and thought it would be good for them. So I had to set up the studio for a crowd. I put down 19 mats with blankets under them for added cushioning on the hardwood floor. Then I sat … Continue reading The Era of the Mat Sandwich Ends
Month: March 2012
So. It's late and I'm tired and I am thinking about what I am going to do with this blog once April rolls around (the day after tomorrow). I have this other blog I write on in April called Virtual Yogarians. It's a "multi-user" blog in which anyone who is attempting the Challenge is invited … Continue reading Feeling Torn
There's something great about eating out: ordering from a menu, having a cocktail, choosing a dessert. And the whole thing about having someone else cook your meal, bring it to you, then whisk away the dishes, leaving you to linger over your wine, or a coffee? Yeah. I'm all about it. So tonight G suggested … Continue reading Eating Out
167 Day Yoga Streak Ends
The other day my 167 day yoga streak, the one I kept track of in that journal up there, came to an end. That's almost 6 months of daily practice. Over. I'm sad about it. Really sad. If you're a regular here, you know I write about streaks a lot. I am, by nature, a … Continue reading 167 Day Yoga Streak Ends
How’s It Going?
I had to see my accountant today for the dreaded doing of the taxes. Hagar wears his hair in a gray crew cut, military-style, that, oddly enough, looks kinda cool on him. He does it stick-straight up like a newly sprouted lawn. After the initial handshake and how-di-do’s he says, "How's it going?" Now, when … Continue reading How’s It Going?
One reason I could never be an elementary school teacher is bulletin boards. All teachers spend a lot of time making their rooms interesting and stimulating environments for their students, but elementary teachers go hog-wild, changing things around based on the curriculum and the seasons. It's nice. I approve. But I could never get into … Continue reading Spring Decorations
Yoga Challenge Preparations
A week from today the Yoga Challenge begins. Yikes! I've been collecting registrations and trying to figure out how many mats will fit, and if I need any more stuff to make the experience better for the participants. Today I went to the studio and moved all the props into the lounge in "stage one" … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Preparations
Shoe Buying Angst
Buying a measly pair of running shoes shouldn't cause me all this angst. I found myself in Williamsport this afternoon and remembered this cool running store where the staff measures your feet and checks your pronation and everything, then guides you to the best shoe for your foot. What place does that anymore, huh? Yeah. … Continue reading Shoe Buying Angst
Inappropriate Yoga Playlist
Every Friday I teach what I call "Happy Hour Yoga." Depending on who shows up, this can be either quite the sweat-fest, or roll as soft as butter. If a new-to-yoga person shows up, buttercream class.. If it's my regulars: sweat-fest. (One of my students is threatening to bring her grandmother every week so that … Continue reading Inappropriate Yoga Playlist
Today on my walk through campus on the way to my class, I passed a guy sitting on a bench reading Allen Ginsburg's Kaddish. First, I was amazed that: 1) he wasn't sitting on that bench smoking a cigarette; and 2) that his head wasn't buried in some kind of electronic device; and 3) that … Continue reading Kaddish