Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Beginning

The start of a new blog. It was a Sunday afternoon where it was too chilly to go out and enjoy the day. I was bored and writing in my journal about one thing and I came up with the idea to start a blog about my two favorite things: Yoga and Cupcakes. Kind of an odd combination but why not? Ideas strike me at the most unexpected moments.

I've been practicing yoga for a few years and really fell in love with it. I have learned so much about myself through my practice and continue to learn more. Recently, after a visit to the doctor, I was told that I may need to tone it down a bit because of my heart. This was hard to take. At first I approached yoga rather aggressively, I pushed myself until I mastered a challenging pose because afterall, there is something very gratifying about that. I enjoyed taking the more advanced classes, sweating, binding, inverting. When the doctor told me that I can't get my heart rate up to fast anymore my first question was "Can I still do yoga?" He said I could but I don't think he understood the kind of yoga I practice DID get my heart rate up and could have been considered aerobic. So after talking to some of my teachers, I decided to start back at square one and approach my practice different. Yoga is not about how good you look in Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, it is deeper and sometimes, us Westerners keep it at the superficial level. It is humbling to take beginner classes again and to listen to my body and rest when need to. I wanted to write about this journey in finding the true meaning of "Yoga" and how it applies to life outside of the yoga studio. As well to share interesting findings I come across about yoga on the net.

Cupcakes are just fun, tasty, and pretty to look at too! There are talented folks all over the blogisphere sharing photos, recipes, art work, cute kitschy stuff. I just gotta show it off so enjoy!


Veronica TM said...

Congratulations!! I love this blog and what you say about yoga in this post. I am sending you good energy for your journey of self discovery.

Anonymous said...

I know this post is going back aways, but I wanted to say how great it is to find Yoga, Buddhism and Cupcakes all on one blog! Wishing you continued good balance, much love and yummy treats. :o)