So I am taking a little poll to see who might be interested in taking a class with me via skype. Several people have contacted me inquiring about skype yoga since my recent relocation, and I wanted to do a quick poll to see how many of you might be interested. Voting is completely anonymous btw. I would probably offer Skype Yoga a few days a week, and I am currently trying to figure out what times would work best. Please take a moment to share your thoughts or submit your vote. Thank you and happy voting!! -Lorel
"The person whose mind is free from anxiety about sorrows, and free from greed for pleasures, with rage, passion and fear gone, whose thoughts are firm, that one is said to be sage."
-The Bhagavad Gita
Yesterday I pushed myself to practice yoga for 2.5 hours, since I haven't been able to practice for a week. As I rest and restore from my soreness, I stumbled across this quote from this book I picked up last week. This is such a humbling quote for me right now.
We have been looking for places to live this week, and we keep talking about what we need, desire, or feel entitled to have at our residence. It's funny how we sometimes get wrapped up with what we think or feel, and we often forget to just absorb "what is" and where we are in our lives and just be present. Try to free yourself from your thoughts and your emotions at some point today. It can be really refreshing.
We are on our way to househunt today. Hoping to find something cozy & affordable. Despite me having a bit of a headache right now, I aim to have fun during this adventure. I hope you are all having a fantastic day!! -Lorel
So, today I had to go buy a cheap yoga mat... thankfully Ross had one for $6.99 and it's a sassy, hot pink yoga mat. I couldn't last another day without my practice!!! All this traveling and recent stressors have twisted my body into knots. The other day I did some headstands on the beach, but that was just a tease. It's funny how your body gets used to doing something regularly then freaks out when you stop.
Exciting news: I looked up the nearest studio and to my surprise it is only 1.4 miles away! You better believe I am showing up for that Vinyasa class in about 11 hours (not that I'm counting or anything). What a pleasant surprise to find a studio nearby! Now I can juggle the gym and the yoga studio around to get a nice routine down! Stoked!!! What pleasant surprises have you run into today?? I hope you have a marvelous Tuesday and please remember to honor your body today. Namaste. ♡ Lorel
Well hello everyone. This is my first blog entry from my phone, so please excuse the typos that might make their way through. I will admit that this Samsung Galaxy is pretty nifty. Lately I have been simplifying & wanting to withdraw from virtual communication more than usual. I think this new phone might provide a new perspective on that. Aside from my shiny new gadget, there was another great highlight to my day... the BEACH! Today we had great weather, and a quick swim at sunset warmed my soul. I was inspired to start meditating at this newly discovered location. Tomorrow morning will be my first session, and I am excited to explore this meditative calling. What is your calling this week? Have you set your intentions for the week?
Well we are starting to get adjusted to our new surroundings. Currently trying to find a place to live and whatnot. Once our stuff arrives and we are a little bit more sane, I plan to continue the process of making art. I may start venturing out to sell more locally, and I'm also looking into permits and what all is involved to sell outside and whatnot. Lots of things to research out here and try to adapt to our new way of life. Next week I plan to stop by and practice at some of the local yoga studios to find one that fits me the best.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer!! I know that we are, despite all the moving madness! I look forward to sharing more with you in a few more weeks. Be sure to absorb as much Vitamin D as you can this summer to keep that smile bright! :D Much love, Lorel