Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I would like to present to you my latest Yoga read:
The Spirit of Yoga by Kathy Phillips and an intro with Christy Turlington. This is a nice coffee book to keep in the home. There are some gorgeous images...
But fair warning, this is not exactly a book for beginners. If you are looking for a text to learn the basics and how to lose some weight, this is NOT the book for you.
There is less focus on the asana practice and more on the overall history and broader concept of yoga (The Eight Limbs) and eastern philosophies.
At times I almost got a sense that the book looked down on what the West has done to Yoga and I understand it can be frustrating which is another reason why this might be a turn off for one who is looking to just work out and not into the teachings. Personally, I love all that stuff and want to learn as much as I can about it.
Overall I didn't gain anything new from reading this, but it was a nice renewal.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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This is by far the most realistic cupcake item I have seen. I have to eat it, I don't care if it's soap.
I promise a yoga-related entry is coming soon! I've been busy with the Etsy shop and my other blog but a book review IS coming soon!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Thank you Nadine for introducing us procrastinators to this site. I will display this badge proudly.
It's cold, snowing, I have not showered, and I am feeling VERY lazy. I wish I had cake mix because I'm in the mood to indulge. Instead I think I will have a 2nd cup of coffee.
How is everyone? I feel like I am so out of it. I feel like I have entered a new stage of Yoga where I am really being more cautious in harming myself. I have let my fearlessness die down a bit, not that I'm turning into a scaredy cat to try new things but instead really listening to that voice telling me to not go so far. While I am still young, my body has changed and I can't treat it the same anymore.
I am also reading a Yoga coffee book that I plan to share more on once I finish. It is certainly different from the other yoga text I have read.