Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Not an Early Riser

Here's a view of the sun rising from our kitchen window. This is obviously not the most engaging photo but it's what I was present with this morning. Ugh, I do not like getting up early. But in order to do 40 days of yoga asana, I'm gonna have to do it early in the morning at least 3 days a week.

Now, it was about 6:50am when I took this. So I know there are people that are like, early, please, that's sleeping in for me. And I admire those people for being able to get up when it's still the middle of the night. But I struggle to get out of bed when 1. it's still pitch dark outside 2. add to that the butt ass cold and 3. I tossed and turned nearly all night. That combination doesn't not make me want to bound out of bed ready to greet the day and all that it has to offer.

But I did it. I got my ass out of bed and then went and did some restorative yoga. That's when you pretty much lay on the floor the whole time! But restorative yoga is just that restoring. And you don't sleep. When I was done about an hour later, I felt way more alive and awake. And by then the sun was up.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Angel Cards

These are the Angel Cards. I first experienced the Angel Cards in a yoga class a few years ago. The teacher passed out one to each student while we were in svasana. When we reawakened the card was there for us to take insight and inspiration from. Each card has it's "message" from the angels and then there's a little booklet with a deeper explanation and additional meanings. Pretty much, everytime I've drawn a card, it's been spot on.

Today was no exception. I pulled the Have Confidence card. I've pulled this one several times in the last few weeks. When worry or concern was plaguing me. Today, I didn't even realize what the message was referring to until much later in the day. There's been some issues going on at work and the message from this card couldn't be more clear or related to those issues.

As I do 40 days of yoga asana, I'll pull a card each time I finish a home practice. To see what my message is for the day. Seriously, if you can check them out. Every person who has drawn a card from this deck, is like, whoa, how do they know???

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gotta Love a Lazy Sunday

Oh, how I love a lazy Sunday. And with 3 cats, there's a lot of lazy going on today. Cats have mastered the art lazy and I strive to emulate that. With my intention of 2011 being balance and wellness, there needs to be more lazy Sundays in this household. Often, I find myself unable to be lazy or to relax because of the endless list of things to do. But that's just it. There will ALWAYS be something else to do. Something else to check off the list. And as soon as that's checked off, one, two or more things will jump in and take its place.

So today in an effort to embrace the laziness, and by laziness I refer more to the relaxation and restorative aspect of it, I captured Lucy setting forth the example of laziness. And I've spent the first half of the day sleeping in, doing some restorative yoga and lounging. There's some organizing and other things that have to be done today before the start of the week but at least I spent some time balancing out the to do with the doing nothing.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Shades of Brown and Gray

Shades of brown and gray. Everywhere. This is how winter looks in the mid-Atlantic. I suppose it looks like this elsewhere too. Brown, gray, blah. Everything is dead and crumbling. Today, though, while everything is brown and gray, at least it wasn't cold. Just a little chilly. And that chill actually felt balmy compared to the 30 degrees, feels like 10 degrees with the wind chill, we had for a month.

There's something about the dead plants though, that I really like. I don't like that they're dead but the shapes and texture are cool. So with these photos I was trying to find the beautiful in the blah.