Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Instagram is partially responsible for my continued interest in yoga, but I'm starting to dislike all the challenge poses. Why can't we just post our happy yoga poses and call it a day. Now I'm not speaking for everyone that post a challenge. There are many yogis that take the time to explain the pose, benefits, how to adjust for beginners, etc, that I love.
I hope I don't sound like a hater. To each his own, maybe one day I will hop on the bandwagon again. It is really inspiring to follow so many other yogis. But, I know I need to make sure my intentions are good :)
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I don't think I shared my first day of YTT. I journaled about it, but didn't find the time to blog it. Well overall I enjoyed it. I didn't feel as comfortable during class as I did at other places. I didn't really feel welcomed by the other students. I did however feel very comfortable with the instructor. I'm not having second thoughts on completing a YTT,but I'm am reconsidering other schools. I just don't know if this school is right for me. As I mentioned before, our meetings would be very sporadic, at first I thought this would be good. But now that I think about it, I don't like it. Considering my work schedule and my family, this isn't the best option for me. I much rather have a set schedule and know ahead of time when we will have class. This way, I am able to make arrangements. I'm being a little dramatic because our next meeting is scheduled for the end of February, so this is ample time to make arrangements. Another concern with this school is the lack of syllabus. Again, i need plans. I need to know what I should be working on, I worry with this program that the lack of textbooks and lack of frequent meetings will have a very negative effect on the outcome.
While I really liked the instructor, I just don't know. The drive was also a little more than I expected. It was really far :(
I guess I am questioning this school for a reason. I initially was going to wait untl September for Tulaa's program and continue my iyengar classes until then. I lost sight of everything when I got email from Be Yoga. I was just so excited to be able to say I was in YTT. But just like before when I was participating in yoga challenges, and doing inversions just because they are cool.... I was doing it all for the wrong reason. I think I attended this first class for all the wrong reasons.
I am so thankful I had the time today to journal, think, blog, and meditate. I think my mind is made up.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
You know when you want something so bad, you just feel like you can't wait to start working towards it? That's how I have been feeling. Then all of a sudden, I get an email from a program I applied to in December. I forgot all about it. I was informed that I was accepted and that the first meeting would be this Saturday! This is a newer program and it is a studio registered with the yoga alliance. I am very excited but also nervous and skeptical. The program runs over ten months with meetings every month and one mandatory weekend retreat. As students we pick the dates we meet each month. This is a great option because it allows for so much flexibility.
We will not be required to purchase textbooks, the instructor says to just bring pencil, notepad, mat, and an open mind! I'm wondering how we will learn all we new to know meeting just a couple times per month and not using textbooks?
I'm pretty sure I will get more details when I attend our first meeting. I really hope this program is the right fit for me. I have a feeling that it is:)
Sunday, January 20, 2013
I noticed during my second class I was anxious, I felt like I should know how to do the asanas we learned last well properly. I felt embarrassed when I was adjusted. It's so weird because during the first class I didn't feel that way. We also did more challenging poses, and they were pretty tough for me. Upward dog, cobra, and warrior I were so hard. I wasn't adjusted during the updog or cobra but I felt like I needed to be. It just don't feel natural. My back was so tight and I just couldn't feel the "release" my instructor kept referring t. My arms were killing me, I could hardly keep up with my breath! Warrior I was even worse, I couldn't get the alignment right, it felt so ackward. Te instructor basically positioned me into the pose. Once I was positioned properly this warrior I felt nothing like the warrior asanas I do at home.
All in all, I still enjoyed myself. I know every day of practice isnt going to e easy.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yesterday, I am proud to say I completed 30 minutes of yoga via Tara Stiles "this is yoga"DVD. I did the am flow and am very tempted to do it again today. I was also able to complete a meditation of 5 minutes! I must say I am beginning to feel the effects of mediation. I'm a lot less calmer and "nicer", instead of losing my cool I reprogram my mind to slow down and breathe. This gives me time to illicit the appropriate responses. Such a powerful tool :)
Anyways back to iyengar talk, I hope to get a schedule established soon. I'm thinking maybe I will practice iyengar every other day and maybe a DVD the opposite days? I will have my actual iyengar class Saturday's. Oh yeah and daily meditation! My goal is only 5 minutes a day. I almost forgot, my daily sun salutations. I usually do between 3-5 rounds....
Can u say someone has an obsession with yoga????!!
Friday, January 11, 2013
I thought I had weeks 1 & 2 under my belt. Turns out, tadasana (mountain pose) and vrksasana ( tree pose) are they only ones I think I am doing correctly
I struggled so much with both Utthita Trikonasana and Parsvakonasana
|Prepping for parsvottanasana|
Thursday, January 10, 2013
As far as home practice goes, I have been studying week 1&2 from my light on yoga book. I am quite comfortable with the asanas, as I have been practicing yoga since April 2012. I just really want to make sure my alignment is right and I am entering the Asanas the right way. I hope in the next few days to record my practice of week 1 &2 and share it here :)
Monday, January 7, 2013
I am really interested in studying with Joan White. Her studio is in Philly, which would be an 1hr drive for me. Problem is classes are only offered during the week :(
There's also Donna Debs, she's in Wayne, Pa just about 45 minutes from me. I may be able to compete a series with her because I am off most Thursdays :) the issue is I would either have to have my mom spend the night or pick her up early in the am to make the morning class. Even if i do this I wouldn't make it in time because my daughter needs to be at school at. 8:45 and class would start at 9:30 :( Donna also offers an evening class which is from 6:30-8. This is perfect because I can take my kids to my mom then go to class. But , with this option I feel selfish because I would inconvenience my kids, especially Ava who would have school the next day.
Finally there's another school in Maryland that has the most classes offered. They even have weekend classes! This is perfect!!! I would just have to get over my fear of driving to unknown places alone lol. I'm thinking of asking my husband to drive me for the first class.
I'm trying to explain my frustration, blaming the course offerings. but that really isn't the problem. It's really my problem. Today I have really been thinking about a new job, one that allows for more of a life.