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Detox yoga.

I am pretty sure I should be doing some more of this. Like everyday. I have entirely too much negativity in my life lately, and I need to cut it OUT of my body.

This month, my yoga studio has a “Detox Yoga” class. Full of compression (and decompression, naturally), twists, and back bends.

I went last night, as my schedule isn’t set in stone and thus, it’s pretty difficult to commit to a particular class/day/time. The detox class was BLISS.

I broke a sweat, my body felt rejuvenated and used, my mind felt clear, and my heart felt lighter. Everything that you want from a yoga practice right there.

The class itself wasn’t quite as flowy as I usually choose, but it didn’t matter, the content was still awesome and it got the job done. I am missing a good vinyasa though, so next week I’m going to really try to go to the Flow class.

I really need to kick my butt into gear and start an “almost daily” practice again. I annoy myself when I don’t do it because I NEED it and I feel sooo much more “me” when I do it. When I skip yoga, I’m like this bitchy, horrible, monster of a person, and I can’t imagine how my family thinks of me. I just can’t battle the stress and negativity without some sort of calming constant. At least I know this… right?

Admitting is half the battle, or so they say.

Twists and backbends are probably two of my favorite things in yoga. I can usually make the binds on twists, and it feels sooo good, except when my brain starts going, and I start to feel like the chick in the exorcist because I’m turned so far around. 😛  Backbends have always been my thing. I was always doing them growing up. I’ve probably spent hours, upon hours, in wheel. Being inverted is fun!

At last nights class, I did “camel” pose for the first time ever. I think I could really like that pose… though I felt a little unstable, like if I extended any further, i’d topple forward and onto my face, and while I’m sure the rest of the class would find that amusing… I didn’t want to tempt fate.

We also did Locust pose, which we don’t do very often. I like locust, it feels soo good on my back, though it is kind of difficult, as it’s not really something our bodies are used to doing.

We also did a brief bow pose, which is one of my favorites. (Yes, I know, I tend to love the poses that most people hate… navasana and dhanura-asana being two of them.)

Well, I should probably get back to work…

Namaste,

Brin

I’m sure you have all had those weeks where nothing seems to go right, and by the end of it, everything pisses you off?

Last week was one of those weeks. (see the last post for the start of my week).

Unfortunately, it didn’t really get any better as the week progressed. I was buried under a mountain of work at work, until Friday when everything seemed to go into a pause mode and I couldn’t do anything else until someone else had completed the other stages. Fun stuff. Waiting is SO fun for impatience doers like myself. Type A personalities FTL.

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Thankfully, I got to do a few of my favorite things on Friday afternoon. I shot a little with the boyfriend over lunch, and then got to go to Happy Hour yoga that evening. Ahh, Kath was even a sweetheart and had us do navasana, though it was a bit quick for me 😛 lol man, how I love navasana.

So, given the crappy week I was having I decided that I wanted to change something.. and of course, the easiest culprit was… my hair.

I find it a little ironic that I was  having an awful week, was in a bitchy mood most of the time… and dyed my hair RED of all colors. 😛 Guess my subconcious took that “seeing red” phrase literally.

It’s a huge change from the mousy brown it had become, but I really like it. Especially when I curled it all purty last night for our friends’ wedding!

Thankfully, I survived the week from Hell. I can only hope that this week is better. Though, if this morning’s incident with the cat was any indicator… It’s going to “piss” me off even more than last week.

Can’t wait for yoga this week. I may even try to get some in at home. I’m missing the (almost) daily thing I had going on when I did the Ashtanga class. I think some Vira 1’s and 2’s really helped put my attitude in it’s place… Heck, next thing I should try is bringing a mat to the office. Lord knows I could use it sometimes.

Until next time…

Namaste,

Brin

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Need.

Posted on: October 3, 2012

I’m sure my fellow working moms (or dads) can relate to weeks that you sit and wonder HOW you aren’t bald from ripping the hair out of your head… Or why in the hell you CHOSE to do whatever it is that you’re doing, sometimes including being a parent.

This is one of those weeks. And it’s only Wednesday morning.

Mainly, it’s work this week. I really like my job, most of the time. But then there are times like these where things are jussssstttt barely out of my control but “my” fault when they are messed up… and I just get so frustrated. WHY can’t other people keep their end of the bargain? WHY can’t grown adults BE RESPONSIBLE. It’s infuriating.

Granted, I understand…. They’re busy. They work too much (or sadly, not enough). They forgot. They lost it. They didn’t know (although this isn’t necessarily true because I’ve hounded these people for WEEKS). Ecetera, ecetera.

Today, I do not care.

Yesterday, I left work with so much stress I thought I was going to explode. I am not sure if ONE single thing went the way it was supposed to yesterday. Except maybe lunch… lunch was good. I ❤ Subway.

I desperately needed yoga, but I had forgot clothes… so I went home, and cleaned my house. It did the trick and I felt a lot better by the time I went to bed.

Here goes today… I can only hope that it’s not as long as Monday and Tuesday were.

This is just a little note to self: I need yoga. I need clarity. I need serenity. I need patience. I need courage. and I REALLY need balance.

I may close my door today and take a break to om.

Namaste,

Brin


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