Sunday, June 26, 2016

If I do yoga but today
I really kind of want to say...

"Get out"
"I'm feeling mad!" this so horribly, terribly bad?

Yogis are calm, they smile a bunch
They stretch and breathe and eat tofu for lunch...

So how to explain my very dark mood
My glumness and sorrow and craving for food?
Chocolate cake and cheesy wraps
Potato chips and gingersnaps!

Life is different every day
I guess I should see that it's OK
To feel bad once in a while
To frown a little, not always smile

Because whenever I'm on my mat
I know I accept wherever I'm at
Not judging myself: am I good or bad?
Is this the worst day I've ever had?

Simply breathing...seeing what's new
This is the way that I get through
The times I feel not enough
When I'm mad or sad and life is tough!!


Saturday, June 4, 2016

                                                     Dear Youthful Yogis,

Ping and I decided today
To write this blog in a different way
We've decided to put it all in rhyme
And have ourselves a really fun time

Ping's a cat, I am not
And where we live it's very HOT


So in order to stay cool
(Ping really wants to go in the pool!)
We're taking our days nice and slow
Maybe skipping poses such as bow


Truth be told, first thing in the day
I am definitely quite OK
With backbends, plank and other stuff
That when it gets hot might feel tough

Plank pose

So check the temp
Your body, too
And only do what's right for you
Here are poses you can try
In the summer when we fry:

Pigeon pose

Legs up the wall

That's all for now I gotta run
Ping's telling me it's time for fun
That means tossing him toys
And watching him play
A great activity for this hot day!!


Friday, June 3, 2016

Here is how I start each day
With a little Namaste
On the floor or in a chair
Any place…I don’t care!
I try to breathe in through my nose
Before I do a yoga pose
This simple act can clear the head
After hours spent in bed
The breath moves in the breath moves out
And lets me know without a doubt
That I’m ready for my day…
Places to go, bills to pay!
Lots of times I stretch out long
Do Down Dog or ring a gong
What I really want to say
Is yoga's different every day
You can move a lot and break a sweat
Or close your eyes and enjoy your pet
You may do lunges, planks and such
Or reflect on the one you love so much
Some folks like to use a chair
Others do yoga with messed up hair
You don’t need money or fancy clothes
You don’t need a piercing in your nose
For yoga you just need a little space
Some time to breathe and feel grace