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I am many years into a "summer project" of yoga that my daughter and I started. Yoga is such a part of my life and my daughter's life that it surprises us both. Yoga for us has evolved as a part of daily living. We might not practice everyday, but we practice what yoga has given us. Now, some about me.I have had the honor of being a part of the medical community for many years. I strongly feel modern medicine and holistic medicine walk hand and hand to treat the whole person. I have found that yoga brings into daily life true balance,breath, and awareness to what is happening at the moment. Yoga is both enhancing and invigorating to the mind and spirit, and gives health and strength to the body. What more could one want? My daughter and I plan to be participating in yoga for many years to come, she even promised she would take me to class in my 80's. I intend to make her keep that promise.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Being Able...

Being able to remember the art of walking in another man's shoes,
not only encourages compassion, it kindles the heart to give thanks.

 We all have much to be thankful for.

May everyone enjoy this week and the start of summer adventures.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

For Zen sake...*

Without love, without humor,
yoga is just a lot of hard work.
-   Steve Ross

Lets just say....I have within me the ability to be a tad touch ambitious with the different vocations that are a part of my life. Who isn't?

I would not call it competitive really, well maybe, a touch...more with myself than with others... Who's not??

I would not call it obsessed, For Zen sake. That would be completely against what I am working towards.

I would call it highly focused.
Yes... highly focused or upper most in my mind.

That sounds MUCH BETTER.....highly focused.  Yep, that's what I am.

Whew, I feel better!!!!!

These written words of self contemplation stems from my "post attitude" after this mornings work out....yes, I just used the words...work out.

To catch you wonderful folks up to speed, I am training to attempt to compete in something called the Warrior Dash. This new endeavor was the brain child of my children and my son's friend. They, as a unit, are going to run this Warrior Dash and in April some how convinced me to par take.  

Work out schedule on my days off:
*up at 0630
*yoga for 15min
*aggressive walking for 20min
*running for 15 min
*yoga for 15 min
*tree pose for 5 min
*Sitting in my red chair for 10min. meditation.

Ahh that pesky meditation....

In this morning meditation, after it took me much effort to get my mind off of what I'm going to increase tomorrow workout and what I need to get from the store today....
I heard that voice....
"your not making this fun for you or your spirit..."
"your not 25, your 45......you know how much joke material you have with this new gig.  Why aren't you giggling in your head yet."
"Your yoga is not JUUUUSSSSSTTTT your stretching tool for running."
"With your leaning for the positive for your body, ya just might me slipping on your spiritual/mental side, I'm just saying..."

Sometimes, I really get annoyed at the voice...

Then I laughed,
Yes, voice.
Your right, as always...

So, folks....
Every hear about the 45 year old women....
made ya giggle...

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Book Quote from: Zen Mind Beginners Mind

"When your practice is calm and ordinary, everyday life itself is enlightenment."

I have observed throughout my few years of true practice how my mindset effects my mat experience. What I project should come from the practice, or what release mentally I should "obtain".......I have caught myself trying to make it too mentally complicated. This goes hand in hand with projections and intent in daily life activities.

Then....slowly I saw how if I train myself to go in with no goals of mental stretching or physical stretching and by working with that mindset, I reached levels that I had been struggling with before.

 There is tremendous benefit from a simple practice, be it 15min to and hour. In simple everyday things lessons can still be learned.

This is way I so enjoy the above quote. Hope its helps as it has helped me.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

On the light side...

Here are some funnies, I have come across recently. I would advise all my friends not be trying to drink while reading this.

We want no spewing on the old computer screen.... Ready?

Q: What do yoga meditation and fudge cake have in common?
A: They each bring you a piece of heaven. (insert drum rift)

Q: What do yoga mediation and an apple peeler have in common?
A: They both take you to the core. (tap tap..is this mic on?)

If it seems like everything is coming at you, maybe you're in the wrong lane.  (snicker,snicker & I can relate)

And Finally...... (This is the best one yet!!!!!)
Q: How many yogis does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Into what?   (tah dahhhhhhh)

Made ya smile.
Enjoy your day, enjoy your time, enjoy your breath, enjoy this earth.

Mulch for the Soul

Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desmond Tutu

As with anything we want to grow, be it a garden, our families, our bodies, or even our minds and souls, one has to tend it.
Weed it,
mulch it,
water it,
love it.
Little bits of good.......

Yes, for one to mulch the soul, makes a stronger, better soul.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I find it magical, a gift of sorts from the powers that be. The feeling of youth, I find myself swimming in as I actively perform the last pose of my practice, savasana.  My logical mind can give you solid scientific reasons why my muscles, tendons, abdomen, spine feel healthy, relaxed, ready carry this frame of mine. I can give you chemical reasons why my brain feels as light as air, and my emotional state relaxed and calm.
But I so choose, to receive this gift as a magical, spiritual one, the fountain of youth I have found. It has been sent to me in the form of the practice of yoga.
In the very last seconds of savasana, my body feels as it once did as a young women of 18. My mind feels as if the world is waiting for me ....ready to face it with the determination that all battles will be won.
I am young again. I would not trade my experiences of 44 years, but, I savor that feeling of youth. Yesterday at the end of practice, it dawned on me....I smiled as the bells chimed, that this gift has always been there for me to carry away with me. I thanked them all for their time and the patience for this yoga student. To really see yet another sliver of light.
Yoga transforms the mind and body, no matter the age of the practitioner.


Blessing all,

True Adoration

To be witness to those who share true adoration for each other is real chance to peak into the blissfulness of the heavens.

The glow that surrounds the two, is a blue as the atmosphere.

The sound is as warm and hums like the summer winds.

Time has no meaning.

...even when the days for one of them is numbered, the adoration for each other stays strong.

Point of this blog....


It is a real art to live in the moment.
To take the days and the years and see the treasures in each one.

Time on this earth flies by.

Your energy...will carry on, always. Just as love and true adoration will.



Budda is quoted as saying:

"Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind they can change the world."

The power of words whether they are written or spoken can be life changing. Words can cut like a knife or heal a broken spirit.

So,,,,, to all my compassionate yogis (in which you all are) out there, may these written words remind you what great people you are no matter what the flaws.

Blessings and Peace and laughter, always

Yoga Waits Patiently

Yoga to me is an applied science of the mind and body.

* The practice and study of yoga brings to us natural balance of body and mind in which a state of health can be cultivated and grown.

*Yoga is born out of the person who has evolved from the daily pleasure of life and is seeking a deeper sense of purpose.

*Yoga is born out of the person that is tired of the pain or confusion that is found in relationships.

*Yoga is born out of the person that is looking deeper in to life.

*Yoga encourages a spiritual evolution in the student.

I am please with how my yoga practice has effected each aspect of my life. It truly causes me to apply my thoughts and reaction to experiences differently.

*I know as I evolve on my spiritual pathways......
 Yoga waits patiently for me. For that, I am grateful.