One of the things that earns a great deal of compassion from me is a friend suffering from an eating disorder. When I started blogging, it was to celebrate one year of abstinence from Bulimia. Presenting a very strong-as-nails approach to suppression of the binge-purge behaviours which had characterised my life for 11 years, I soon realised that my(…)
It’s nine o’clock on Sunday evening. Rolling out le mat, you sit there, twiddling your thumbs, contemplating a change of plans. Instead of yoga, you’ll move directly to your post-yoga, very cold, slightly dirty, totally dry, gin martini featuring a gorgeous jalapeño-stuffed olive alongside your DOG viewing Orange is the New Black season three. Yeah! But, you know that you’ll be pissed(…)
I’m going wild over panties! Simply wild! It’s one little pair, to be exact. A silky, lacy pair in the colour of dark purple. They are so hot and sexy and have been touched only by my fingertips, as I’m awaiting the perfect moment to decorate my thin body with them. It all started last week when I(…)
Tonight. On the Full Moon. This is when it happened. Perhaps it is by coincidence, perhaps by fate, perhaps by rational sequencing based on my newly-founded extreme dedication to a beautiful, ancient practice; but it happened tonight, and I’m emanating with such awe that I must share the details. In the traditional Ashtanga method, the(…)
aka Posture of Embryo in the Womb. This morning, I did it. For the first time ever. Cool. :) Fold legs into Lotus Pose, push hands through to chin. And rock and roll! Nine times! Turning clockwise 360 degrees. Sooooooooo much fun. I should have my hands deeper, but there’s just no time in the 10(…)
elevated lotus pose. This is fun for me because lotus is a brand new thing, something that I’ve achieved only through Ashtanga, never before with any other form of yoga. I am bendy by nature, but Ashtanga takes my bendiness to a brand new level. Tonight’s practice = full primary series, full vinyasa method with my(…)
Tonight I want to be quiet with my dog. But first, for tonight’s post, I want to share with you a very wonderful pose, Paschimottanasana E of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga. Seated forward bend with elbows to toes, fingertips underneath of heels. Spine elongated. It is wonderful. Have a good day, and namaste.
People who LOVE each other and WANT to be legally recognised as a married entity NOW have that right. I do NOT approve of labels (heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, etcetera), and I do NOT approve of the Supreme Court’s ridiculous privilege to decide the legal fate of people who live purely, honestly, passionately, and peacefully; BUT I am over-zealously happy for same sex couples who(…)
At this eleven o’clock hour on the busiest day of my life, I need all three! And, believe me, I’ve just bathed. I’ve poured that delicious glass of wine. And, I shall, indeed, watch Mr. Trump from my iPhone several times before falling into a divine slumber beside my little snuggly wuggly doggie woggie. Why Mr. Trump?(…)
What’s your idea of a delicious picnic? Have a good day, and namaste. :)
Today, for the first time since October, I missed Mr. Bikram. I swore that I’d never write of him, or think of him, again, but it’s yoga related. I promise. It all started this morning during a conversation with my sister. A conversation about everything non-Mr. Bikram. We laughed sooooooooo hard, literally in tears! About grammar.(…)
Today was RUFF. Rewarding but freaking RUFF. Having embarked on a brand new, highly rigorous schedule until mid August, I’m under lots of pressure, and I love it. But today being unknown with so many new variables that could have kept me from YOGA, I was stressed to the max. It’s Monday Joyful Juice Cleanse day,(…)
I am from NEPTUNE. My dad’s from ORK. We’re completely different. And I love him. Happy Father’s Day.
Hello from the most excited girl on Earth! Yesterday’s bloggie, “TIRED. but at least I’m skinny:)” prompted the most amazing of feedback from everyone who matters that I’m completely absolutely over the moon. This takes into account Facebook likes, WordPress likes, text messages, emails, and verbal words of grandeur. And, please, bear with me. It’s(…)
Posting this to social media yesterday afternoon, I completely hesitated before hitting publish because it didn’t reflect my TRUE, raw state of being, at the time. My actual thoughts, suffocated by my positive status message rule, were something exactly like, “SO TIRED I WANT TO FALL ONTO THE GROUND AND CRY. But at least I’m skinny.” No smiley(…)
I’ve had raw fish on my brain all week long! Raw fish and red wine. Oh how divine! YET I’ve had no time for it. Driving 40 miles round trip for sashimi requires an open schedule! And I’m closed until… ? So, I became raw fish myself. Matsyasana. Translation: Fish Pose (Full Lotus Version). A few(…)
I’ve always considered tropical yoga retreats to be fluff. But curious me found something on YouTube today, presenting what is my idea of yoga-retreat-shangri-la. Oh la la. Please sign me up. Last night I rendered my body useless with Full Primary Full Vinyasa with Mr. Miele. In fact, I skipped canceled this morning’s Tae Bo because(…)
Call me Snow White, but I just LOVVVVVVVVVE to crunch upon an APPLE! Crunch crunch crunch! A whole apple. Often three per day. Right now, the addiction is organic Fuji. I eat a piece, then Gwendolyn eats a piece. Someone commented, last week, on our process. Walking behind us, unannounced, for a few blocks, the stranger(…)
Oh! We exist in such a state of highness after the grand weekend of sisterly fun that we simply must share the bonus pictures with you! These arrived yesterday, courtesy of my sister’s impressive photography skills. Thanks so much for sharing in the happiness of our special time together! Please, tell me about your last sibling adventure! (…)
To read of Gwendolyn’s divine Chicago weekend, day one, please review, “gwendolyn, chicago!” And to read of day two, please continue at this picture post! But, after reading, you simply must divulge, what is your favourite Gwendolyn picture? To which amazing land will Gwendolyn venture next? Stay tuned!! :) Have a good day, and namaste!!
Today’s Chicago forecast is rainy with a chance of vegan meatballs, so our plans remain unknown but they shall, indeed, be such fun, so please stay tuned for a report on that! And, as for last year’s divine Chicago adventure, please refer to “Our Whirlwind Trip to Chicago” for an adventurous hop into history. Have a good(…)
The practice of Ashtanga Yoga is like the masterpiece of Atlas Shrugged. A rational adventure powered by emotional undertones, Ashtanga Yoga, with each turning of the page, is constant intrigue. Characterised by breath, stimulated by truth, inspired by unfolding of beauty, Ashtanga Yoga, like Atlas Shrugged, is the never-ending Story. There is always something more. Strictly presenting the same postures,(…)
have a good day, and namaste:)
Have a good day, and namaste!!
Ladies, gentlemen, and dear DOGS of the reading audience, I am so jazzed! So very jazzed! Forty-two nights ago, on my first practice of ashtanga yoga, I realised one thing: I’ll be doing this for the rest of my life! Why? Because it will consume a lifetime to master these asanas. A long foe of mine,(…)
On this beautiful, starry night, I was quite prepared to share the most amazing of stories!! A quick summary… Before noon, two graceful, inspirational, hard-working, kind, super-successful friends commented on my body. One, a Gwyneth Paltrow lookalike, exclaimed, “Look at you! You’re so thin! Now you’re MY thinspiration!” (she’s been mine for quite some time!). The other, a(…)
OVER THE MOON. Simply over the moon! And that’s a ballsy thing for a rational thinker to announce because, as we all know, I’m not physically over the moon; rather, I am spiritually. And that’s such a marvellous, happy state in which to exist!! On this eve of my fourth anniversary of blogging, I am writing(…)
Want to know how I lost 20 pounds since February? Simply put, I removed chocolate from my diet, replacing it with raw nuts. It’s true that humans are created as equal. Calories, on the other hand, are not created as such. I’ve lost over 50 pounds since starting this yoga blog 18 months ago, over 60 pounds since(…)
As the clock struck five, I found a very pretty, vivacious girl prodding me from the bed chamber. Expecting the great Billy Blanks, I was quite surprised by the gorgeous, ever-thin presence of Jane Fonda circa 1982, wearing leotard, tights, and leg warmers, cheering me to experience her ever-so-famous Jane Fonda’s Workout Challenge! Seriously, best(…)
pictured: dhanurasana of the second series of ashtanga yoga. have a good day, and namaste.
Have a good day, and namaste. :)