Yoga Retreat 2: Press Reset

Steve and I have returned from our 1-week retreat to a Mexico beach. The hopes for the trip: to dose up on Vitamin D, rest up and maybe do a few cultural activities. Please recall (or read about it here) that I went on this same retreat one year ago, but didn’t bring along Steve. I had…

Topsy-turvy

Well, I had a great post going about a daily yoga practice streak that had lasted 3 weeks, but the streak got broken. By a stomach virus/food poisoning experience over this past weekend. Darn! So, I’m going to take this opportunity to write a post of complaints, because sometimes releasing those thoughts is restorative, for me and maybe others….

Crunchy crooked forward what?

I’ve had chapped lips for 2 weeks. When last I did training for something big and athletic, my secret weapon was a deep-tissue massage every 5 weeks and a really tough weight training session, every Sunday. This time it’s getting comfortable with 5 runs per week – and organizing my runs so that I can get to…

A meditation advance

Kirtan is becoming a little less weird for me. It’s still strange enough that a) I don’t know that many people who practice it and b) I’m not inclined to attend an event that promises tons of it. But I caught myself singing one mantra in the shower, recently. Perhaps the shower is one thing, but…

Meditations on meditation. Plus pies.

Voilà (at left) the magic that is Gardener’s Pie. There are some months when I reject an entire issue’s worth of Cooking Light recipes. In other issues, there are gems. From November’s issue came the one I cooked on Sunday afternoon after a long, slushy, muddy, exhausting (and so, very fun) trail run. What a reward!…

BodySMOOCHES

“Jillian Michaels’ BodySHRED class is coming to the Y!” So read the post for one my local Y locations, in Facebook. A few months ago there as a similar post for a class called “R.I.P.P.E.D.” I expect BodyREND, then BodyDETONATE to be on that schedule in the future. What is this love affair with masochism,…

Meditate in just three minutes

“Benjamin Sisko is not and cannot be your favourite Captain.” So stated a recent post out there in the web, within one Star Trek fan’s recent article about must-knows when dating a Trek fan. “Really?” I thought. Curious, I’ve since raided the Netflix streaming library to check out why this could be so. And lo and…