“Journey to Splits” w Good Kharma Yoga on YouTube
*&** 01May21 right/left split, respectively
^&^^ 14May21 right/left split, respectively
* + ** i got a new bike bc i started a new day job on day two of this year, for the expressed purpose of working at 0500, four days a week, in an effort to …well it’s a long droll story about finances and the pursuit of my new aspirations, but in short, so that i can hopefully go back to school in the fall in pursuit of a master’s in law studies so that i may enter law school, but i do not wish to be a practicing lawyer, nevertheless, in order to study law, one must go to law school, and then (and only then), will i finally study THE thing for which i am going to dedicate my life, but working at 0500 means that i must commute between the hours of 0415 and 0445, and i am one that possesses an uncanny fear of the dark (&murderers, etc.), but for the first week of said new job, the lifemate/bodybuddy walked me to work, and then i got my bike, Maxine, and she began cutting my commute time to a third, and we are the best of buddies, these days, but this whole bike situation has also brought up a lot of issues with regards to how men (my dad) who say to women that, essentially, you’re “good enough” to use boy stuff, and that girl stuff is impractical, so you can do anything a boy can do, are not empowering women, they’re erasing womanhood, but this is not about that, so i’ll give it more thought, quietly, on my own #wearahelmet #cruiser #bike
^ my fondness for the expanding quiet that seems to only occur during the Anus of Night grows by the day… #moonlight
> + >> the yoga postures that saved me bc for the first week of my new employment i cried every single day (i hadn’t worked since february 2020)…i cried the nights before work, and i cried in the mornings, and then one day, i didn’t #yoga
~ we also finally registered our new business, but since i do not use social media for business, there’s no need for me to disclose much else about it, except that we’ve got ourselves a new EIN, baby!
+ and finally, i made some new custom fabric masks in late-late december, bc we started double masking with a paper medical mask over a fitted fabric mask…it honestly feels really good, secure, protective #fuckingwearafacemask …please.
*a new thing made #bralette
^a new food learned how to be made #donuts
^^new homemade hot (v hot) hot sauce provided by @jiu_jitsu_nick #hotsauce
+ & ++ books 47-52/50 (fiction & nonfiction, respectively) &a quick s/o to @blavidreader for being such great book inspo (am i finally cool now that i’ve finished my book goal early?!?!), and twas her delectable description of Chocolate Cities [among other reads this year] that made me need to read it; totally worth it (visit my read list HERE) #lookinlikeastack
>the yoga posture from which i learned the most this month (&successfully continued taking myself to yoga school every day this month, w/ the help of the book Power of Ashtanga Yoga by Kino MacGregor )
…trying out some new, fun types of movement with @karenjamesyoga !
Completed my second yoga challenge for the year,
the May Yoga Challenge, #BalanScience !
w/ @kinoyoga on insta
Days 01 – 28 of the @cyogalife December Yoga Challenge
Thanks to the venerable @cyogalife for another wonderful yoga challenge for May!
Days 01 & 28
Day28: #UrdhvaDhanurasana #wheel #backbend
Day27: #EkaPadaRajakapotasana in #Ustrasana #camel
Day26: #ViparitaSalabhasana variant #scorpion #inversion
Day25: #ParivrttaUtkatasana variant #sidechair
Day24: #EkaBhujaSwastikasanaI #shoulderstretch
Day23: #PadangusthaDhanurasana variant #highbow
Day22: #Paschimottanasana #forwardfold
Day21: #Samakonasana #transversalsplits
Day20: #EkaPadaRajakapotasanaI variant #pigeon
Day19: #PadangusthaDhanurasana variant/prep #bow
Day18: #TittibhasanaB variant/preparation #turtle
Day17: #ParsvaHalasana variant #plow
Day16: #EkaHastaUrdhvaDhanurasana #onearm #wheel
Day15: #Anuvittasana #standing #backbend
Day14: #SetuBandhasana variant #bridge #crown
Day13: #Natarajasana variant #dancer #highdancer
Day12: #Ustrasana variant #camel
Day11: #Visvamitrasana variant #twist
Day10: #Malasana variant #hipopener #sacralstretch
Day09: #ViparitaDandasana #forearm #backbend
Day08: #Hanumanasana #splits
Day07: #RackPose #shoulderopener
Day06: #Kapinjalasana entry #partridgepose
Day05: #Dhanurasana variant #highbow
Day04: #Padangusthasana variant #firehydrantpose
Day03: #Gomukhasana #shoulderstretch #asana
Day02: #Anjaneyasana #lunging #backbend
Day01: #UrdhvaDhanurasana #wheel
“She doesn’t want to do it anymore, and whatever “it” is, she hasn’t a clue. What she does know is that she wants to do something, have something happen, experience something beyond the droll existence of dealing with, interacting with, being surrounded by, being observed by people or … others. She wants something else; she wants it. Whatever “it” is better be fucking epic.”
Only made it about halfway through the @cyogalab December Yoga Challenge #PressQuest. Despite my failure, here are the postures I managed to do and capture.
Happy New Year!
Sometimes bending to the needs of others outranks the oft proclaimed valor of sticking to one’s beliefs. To know the difference between bending compassionately and holding steadfast requires practice. Unfortunately, most neither practice nor even know what they truly believe.