Perk of waking up 90 minutes early

My hair looks amazing when I actually do it.

Also, Starbucks.

Day 19 of #freeyogis: #grounding. I could definitely use some, that’s for sure. A week of rain has disrupted my sleep, stress at work has me completely frazzled, and it all added up to being awake at 430 this morning. I acknowledge only one 430 in the day—this is not that 430. Hopefully my peppermint and eucalyptus body scrub is enough to keep me awake today. #yoga

Day 19 of #freeyogis: #grounding. I could definitely use some, that’s for sure. A week of rain has disrupted my sleep, stress at work has me completely frazzled, and it all added up to being awake at 430 this morning. I acknowledge only one 430 in the day—this is not that 430. Hopefully my peppermint and eucalyptus body scrub is enough to keep me awake today. #yoga

bodysoulbalance:

Day 15 of #freeyogis is #bound. I guess knowing our boundaries is a good practice to embrace the present and start growing from where we are right? ๐Ÿ˜Š

You’re perfect.

bodysoulbalance:

Day 15 of #freeyogis is #bound. I guess knowing our boundaries is a good practice to embrace the present and start growing from where we are right? ๐Ÿ˜Š

You’re perfect.

I was tagged by @yogalarva to show a pose that’s a work in progress. Hero came so easily to me when I first started yoga, even the reclined version where I’d hold onto my instructor’s ankles and she’d gently walk backwards to stretch me out. Pretty soon into developing a regular practice I lost my ability to even sit in hero, so my current version is upright with a little bit of support. I sat like this for awhile during my practice on Tuesday, and I did my morning breathing in it today, so maybe it’s time to put a little more focus into it. I’m going to tag @amandablissfit and @kaeteebee! #yoga

I was tagged by @yogalarva to show a pose that’s a work in progress. Hero came so easily to me when I first started yoga, even the reclined version where I’d hold onto my instructor’s ankles and she’d gently walk backwards to stretch me out. Pretty soon into developing a regular practice I lost my ability to even sit in hero, so my current version is upright with a little bit of support. I sat like this for awhile during my practice on Tuesday, and I did my morning breathing in it today, so maybe it’s time to put a little more focus into it. I’m going to tag @amandablissfit and @kaeteebee! #yoga

This Brilliantly Designed Alarm Clock Wakes You by Brewing a Cup of Coffee

Take my money.

10 things that make me happy

I was tagged by themysticmama. This is a very good exercise to do while I’m sitting here cold and wet.

  1. An apartment I love
  2. A good night’s sleep (stealing this from Meghan)
  3. Flavored lattes I didn’t make myself
  4. Macchiatos I did make myself
  5. Working my way through a pile of books
  6. The ability to talk with I on G-chat whenever I want
  7. Friends who like to write letters
  8. Yoga (most of the time)
  9. Cuddling on my couch
  10. B, my asexual life mate

I shall tag o-n-d-i-n-e, move-slower, and bexmaddy!

Rain, go away so I can sleep!

I live in the desert. A hurricane should not be my problem.

Day 16 of #freeyogis: #courage. After a couple of times smacking your ankles against hardwood floors because you didn’t keep your legs engaged, you develop a healthy fear of this transition between a wide-legged navasana and upavistha konasana. This one went well (thus the little clap at the end—I didn’t think it would happen). Please ignore my wussy core. Should have done this before the navasana-tolasana sequence. #yoga

Good friends don’t judge you for sending them a letter written on notebook paper.

Great friends write you back on a legal pad.

Day 15 of #freeyogis: #bound. A very uninspired baddha konasana this evening. #yoga

Day 15 of #freeyogis: #bound. A very uninspired baddha konasana this evening. #yoga

In teaching yoga, we are very lucky when advanced students come to our classes. Rather than the acrobatically talented athlete with a flashy practice on display for all to admire or envy, the most seriously advanced yoga student is the one who shows up regularly in his or her practice with an attitude of beginner’s mind.

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens, p. 197
Day 14 of #freeyogis: #flowga. I almost skipped today because I was getting so darn frustrated with my vinyasa practice. Everything felt hard, I had no balance whatsoever, throw in transitions in and out of half moon pose, and my vocabulary became unbecoming of a decent human being. However, it all led up to this weird pigeon variation, so I guess it wasn’t all that bad. #yoga

Day 14 of #freeyogis: #flowga. I almost skipped today because I was getting so darn frustrated with my vinyasa practice. Everything felt hard, I had no balance whatsoever, throw in transitions in and out of half moon pose, and my vocabulary became unbecoming of a decent human being. However, it all led up to this weird pigeon variation, so I guess it wasn’t all that bad. #yoga

Barista: The usual?
Me: Actually, cinnamon dulce latte, please.
Barista: That's two days in a row you haven't gotten your usual order.
Me: I just woke up wanting cinnamon, you know?
Barista: I hear ya.

I get unreasonably excited when the oven timer goes off.

fuckyeahveganicecream:

bexmaddy:

Yogurtland currently has two vegan flavors! I put granola, coconut, and mini mochi balls on mine. Yum! #bexmaddy #vegan #icecream #veganicecream #sugar #sweets



Oh, gosh. Give me.

fuckyeahveganicecream:

bexmaddy:

Yogurtland currently has two vegan flavors! I put granola, coconut, and mini mochi balls on mine. Yum! #bexmaddy #vegan #icecream #veganicecream #sugar #sweets

Oh, gosh. Give me.

(via bexmaddy)