Tomorrow, I begin my 500 hour yoga teacher training. One of my projects was to create a workshop-the other attendees will critique my flyer tomorrow, and if all goes well, mine will be selected, and I’ll get to teach it in February.
Since I personally struggle with creativity, drive, vision, and ambition, I tailored my workshop around the solar plexus (manipura) chakra.
That’s it pictured above. Isn’t it beautiful? For those of you who don’t know, the manipura chakra is all about your “gut.” It’s the butterflies in your stomach when you’re excited; the sinking feeling when your worried. It’s the fire in your belly that moves you to “get ‘er done!”
So…cross your fingers for me. That teeny part of me that is competitive really really wants my workshop to get picked.
Today, I am grateful for sunshine, reggae music, coffee, and the feeling of returning to myself.
I just finished burning a bit of palo santo, to purify my home and welcome in 2014.
What are you grateful for today?
Happy New Year, lovely people! How was it? Are you watching football? Sleeping it off? It’s overcast and chilly here; so I’m curled up, watching a movie, and sipping on a green smoothie.
I’ve been cocooning for quite a bit, it seems. Meditating. Determining my personal style and “who I want to be in the world.” I’ve also been paying special and close attention to pinpointing the work I am meant to do here (in this life).
One thing is for sure: any roadblocks I have, are only because of me. As a rule, I don’t “do” resolutions, but this year, I have only one: limit the amount of time I spend online; specifically, Facebook.
My addiction to this all encompassing social network has limited the time I see my friends socially, has limited my creativity, takes me out of the “flow” of daily life, heck, I don’t even read books any more!
Instead, I will post here more often, and, other than that, any time I feel like updating my status, I’ll write it in a regular, old fashioned journal.
In the upcoming months, I’ll be working towards my 500 hour yoga teacher training, and slowly adding new offerings to my etsy shop, Rising Persephone. I hope to do and be part of lots more blog giveaways. I ADORE giveaways.
My word for this year is “align,” and my ultimate goal is to bring my yoga practice, my offerings, and my teaching all into alignment.
What are your goals/resolutions/dreams for 2014?
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people.
Today I crafted these pretty gemstone bracelets. I have a lot if work to do, but I was guided to make these instead. :). I’ll be posting them in my etsy store later tonight.
Seeing: bright blue sky, Monsters, Inc., cute gifts from my students, gray kittens all curled up…
Hearing: LOTS of chatter from 2nd graders
Tasting: green smoothies, coffee, herbal tea, Halloween candy, almond butter, Ezekiel bread, steel cut oats, hummus, pita chips galore!
Feeling: the first hint of cool weather here. It is positively blissful. I like to call this season “Not Hot”, as opposed to our other season “Ridiculously Hot.”
Smelling: hard core cinnamon
How was your week?