Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.
You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck!
So you’re in bed. You’re snug. You’re cosy. You don’t want to get out ever! But here’s 9 yoga poses to help your sleepy self get up.
1. Savasana- just chill for a bit and breath deeply and enjoy that sun streaming in
2. Cobra- stretch that back like the crazy cat you are
3. Extended child’s pose- now stretch your back the other way. Your covers come off too. Magic!
4. Camel pose- now sit on your knees and throw your arms back to your toes like some sort of shawshank redemption prison break.
5. Forward bend- now stand up on those sexy pins and try not to fall off the bed
6. Pigeon pose- almost there. Are you smiling yet? You should be you sexy minx bird of paradise
7. Seated forward fold- touch your toes! Wiggle them and giggle at your cuteness
8. Kneeling side plank variation- stretch that delish body of yours and try not to blind yourself at how radiant you are
9. Meditation- don’t think just yet. Just enjoy that beautiful stillness
Now step off that cosy bed of yours and sashay the fuck out of bed. Namaste.
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Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Eventually, even the smallest fragments can’t help but make a whole.
Too Many Tabs Open: Spring Break Writing (and Reading) Retreat
While I am in the vein on this blog of borrowing column ideas from other writers/bloggers, I have another blogger I so admire, Gala Darling, that I am thoroughly inspired by. Every month, she has a post that aggregates all that she has read and watched on the internet. She calls itCarousel and I will be calling my version “Too Many Tabs Open” because that is what my computer is seriously looking like right now. So thank you, Tumblr, for providing me with a place I can channel that into.
Without further adieu, here’s what I’ve read this week and why!
- I’m applying for jobs so it’s been super helpful to figure out just how to format that less-than-conventional yoga teaching resume.
- The Yogipreneur has an awesome guide to designing a successful yoga career!
- The Art of Yoga Project uses Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga to teach kids and teens about the intersection of self-care and self-expression.
- Kimberly Wilson recapped her time at a mindful schools conference and shared some lessons.
- The Center for Quality Teaching wrote about mindfulness in classrooms, too!
- Be You Media Group shares a helpful guide to writing book proposals that includes authenticity!
- Decolonizing Yoga (of course) writes about the connections between mindfulness and social change.
- This fellow OmSchooled alum writes about how she, as a teacher, has created her own self-help kit - what all us teachers must do!
- My friend is staying at this Ayurvedic retreat locale for her 500-hour YTT and it looks blissful!
- This poem on consent is a gorgeous must-read.
- The Venceremos Brigade uses legal civil disobedience to travel to Cuba!
This College Yogi
week in review: “writing retreat” of spring break
one of my favorite bloggers and writers (if not my absolute favorite writer and blogger), kimberly wilson, does this amazing thing every week where she reflects on her week in a column called “week in review.” it’s been a long-standing desire of mine to do this on this blog, to encourage that kind of svadhyaya - self-reflection - that is so much a part of the yoga practice. also, i have been making so many to-do lists lately that i am starting to really appreciate the practices where i acknowledge what i have already done. i decided that today is the day i will take the plunge into that weekly column and stay tuned for some more columns that might be coming this way.
i mapped out my thesis and had an oh-so-good time
found a way to finally connect thesis to tat!
week in review
- 2 lotus flow vimeo videos
- 1 kaivalya yoga podcast
- 3 gym jaunts
- ashtanga practice
- taught 2 kids yoga classes
- met w/ babysitting client
- watched magic mike
- worked heaps on thesis
- finished drafting third chapter
- began co-writing article on kids yoga
- began reading the way of the happy woman
- paid tuition for bhakti skool coming up in april
- called up laughing lotus
- penned bhakti skool ganesh homework assignment
- purchased yoga textbooks for april trainings
- interviewed with ajss summer job
- designed curriculum for teen yoga + wellness course
- applied to teach teen yoga course with sadie nash
- indian food shopping
- chipotle dinner w/ friends
- free writing + thesis lamenting w/ writing partner
- registered for nycore conference this weekend
weekend wish list
- workshops @ nycore conference + take heaps of notes
- travel to + from nyc
- dinner date in new haven
- get re-inspired for thesis @ conference
- get re-inspired for teaching kids yoga w/ omschooled book
this college yogi
You’ve been shaped by the shapes.