Thursday, July 29, 2010

little house on the prairie... aka austin, texas.

this is my new home. asher and morgan are currently there.. they are setting up shop. they installed a/c units. got our beds. built a sofa. next up, maintaining the yard.. getting rid of hornets nests. and painting.

i wish i was there. but i'm also realizing i have a month left to spend here in philly. i need to get off the green sofa and start exploring this city for the last time.

if anyone in philly wants to play, i'm around. i have a lot of free time..

end of august... austin, texas. here i come.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

divine lorraine.

i love the divine lorraine hotel in phildelphia. it's gorgeous, although in ruins.

Monday, July 5, 2010

6 things I'm loving about practice right now....

I borrowed this idea from Christina's Blog, Prescribing Yoga.

1. I love the vinyasas between the asana's in 2nd series. It's seriously beautiful and fun. I love when you pick yourself up after Ustrasana and Laghu Vajrasana. It's just wild.

2. I love that I still can't do a headstand for more than 5 breaths at a time. It will come soon. I love that I keep trying and trying and trying.

3. I love that this practice is physical and mental. There are so many mental challenges... For example, I've been kind of freaking out right before drop backs recently. Totally mental. I love that my mind is challenged as much as my body is.

4. I love the quietness in the room. Just breath and some whispers. Sometimes there's a loud thud, I like that too.

5. I love the repetition. I like that everyday things feel different even though you're practicing the same thing.

6. I love that yoga has become part of my lifestyle. I told my friend's that I needed a hobby... They said, Isn't yoga a hobby? I said, No, It's my lifestyle. It truly has shaped my life.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

miss this boy.

maybe asher will kill me when he see's this pic. maybe he won't. anyway, i miss him.


1. Buy a used mandolin, learn to play, find some friends in Austin and play some bluegrass together.
2. Plant a garden in my backyard.
3. Teach private yoga lessons + small group classes around Austin. ( coming soon!)

That's a start.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

street art... ganesha??

there are a bunch of these street art animals around town. i spotted this pink elephant while biking through philly yesterday. it reminds me of ganesha, the remover of obstacles. jai ganesha jai.

Milestones. Memories. Sleep walking through practice.

Today was the first day I could come up from Laghu Vajrasana on my own. That's the milestone. I'm documenting it here on my blog so when I read this in the future I can have a sweet memory of this day.

Sometimes, when I'm super tired in the morning.. I don't want to go to yoga, but most of the time.. I still go.

Often, through the tiredness, I feel like I'm "sleep walking" or "sleep practicing" through the practice. I often feel like I'm in a haze and practice was a dream. Sometimes, Savasana becomes a nap... a continuation of sleep from the night before. I catch myself snoring on the mat and wake up a little shocked at myself. Anyway.. The days where I'm so tired... I just practice through the tiredness and when it's over, it really feels like a dream.

I'm tired as I write this. I'll go take a nap.

I'm happy tomorrow is Friday. Primary Only. Love it. <3