Yoga Caterpillar

"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just in case you’ve been missing frequent pictures of my beautiful mug, here’s one for ya. :-)

Just in case you’ve been missing frequent pictures of my beautiful mug, here’s one for ya. :-)

Lotus is hard for me. Lifting my butt off the mat while in lotus is doubly hard… 

I seem to have taken a few steps backwards in my physical yoga practice. It’s frustrating, but I’m trying to be patient with myself. I’ve been experiencing a lot of little nagging pains lately that I think are my body’s way of telling me to slow it down, get back to basics, and ease up on the stress.

Lotus is hard for me. Lifting my butt off the mat while in lotus is doubly hard…

I seem to have taken a few steps backwards in my physical yoga practice. It’s frustrating, but I’m trying to be patient with myself. I’ve been experiencing a lot of little nagging pains lately that I think are my body’s way of telling me to slow it down, get back to basics, and ease up on the stress.

I had such a hard time getting out of bed this morning - I had reached the perfect combination of warm and comfy.  Alas, I am a grown-up, and I cannot stay in bed all day…  Here’s my Tuesday plan:

  • eat breakfast, have coffee, head off to campus
  • hit the gym and do some yogggaaaaaaaa
  • work on homework
  • eat lunch
  • class
  • work on homework some more
  • go to a talk about the oceans of Europa
  • come home
  • eat dinner
  • probably work on homework some more
  • sleep, and repeat
I have a proper desk now! Only took two years in my current apartment to happen… :-)

I have a proper desk now! Only took two years in my current apartment to happen… :-)

Plans/goals/intentions for this week

It’s going to be a busy week for me. I have two big assignments due at the start of next week, which means keeping my butt in gear and getting things done (as much as possible) before the weekend. I also want to do more yoga this week. So, here’s the plan:

1) don’t waste time spent on campus - be productive
2) don’t waste time window shopping online (I do an unhealthy amount of this)
3) get plenty of sleep
4) yoga everyday except Wednesday and Saturday
5) hydrate like a boss

That’s the plan. To the implementation phase, awaaaayyyyyy! :-)

Anonymous asked: I'm going to unl next year and i was wondering if you go to or know of any good yoga studios in the area? does the rec center offer classes?

Hello and congrats! UNL is awesome. :-)

As for yoga classes - they do indeed offer some at the Rec, though I have to admit I have never been to one. They tend to be either really early in the morning or around dinner time, neither of which works for my schedule. I think they schedule classes with students who live on campus and staff who drive in early in mind, not people who have to walk. But, I’m sure the classes are good and they always offer free classes for the first week of the semester I believe, so you can try out a few risk-free.

As for other studios in town… I know there are a few, and they offer yoga classes at the Y, but the studios I did research on were not cheap (very hipster, it seemed) and didn’t really offer the kind of yoga I was looking for. Besides what you’ll find at gyms, the yoga scene in Lincoln is pretty sparse. There’s a few more options if you are willing to drive all the way to Omaha, but I certainly don’t have the time or money for that.

Hope that helps!

And so it goes…

I know I’ve been boring lately. I feel really lame because my life really *is* that boring right now. I’m in that awful push to get to the end of the semester before all my motivation leaves me. This last month where the weather is finally getting nice is murder on students, especially grad students because we are so overworked and exhausted and might not have gotten much of a relaxing winter or spring break. I don’t think I hit any of my goals last month (hence the lack of a progress post) and my only goal for this month is to make it through without ripping out huge patches of hair.

In other news, I am easing my way back into yoga. Something basic. I have been feeling trapped in this cycle of constantly wanting *more* which goes against everything I was working towards in terms of minimalism. I need to break the cycle, and that includes in my physical fitness endeavors as well. I keep wanting to do “cooler” poses, be more daring, more flexible, more… The only thing I want more of now is more stillness. Maybe more peace in my head. So I’m sticking with a single yoga flow that I’m going to work at until I can rewire my desires. It’s loosely based on the Baptiste power yoga sequence, and maybe I’ll do a write up for it this week.

Otherwise I have little else to report. How about everyone else?

I put such lame drawings on my ink reviews… This one is supposed to be coral, because I’m reviewing Diamine Coral. Imaginative, I know. :-)

I put such lame drawings on my ink reviews… This one is supposed to be coral, because I’m reviewing Diamine Coral. Imaginative, I know. :-)

I had to know exactly how long my #twsbi #vac700 would write without unscrewing the end. Now I know. :-) This will be part of the review I plan to write on a week or so, but still loving the pen overall.

I had to know exactly how long my #twsbi #vac700 would write without unscrewing the end. Now I know. :-) This will be part of the review I plan to write on a week or so, but still loving the pen overall.

Ice cream and my favorite movie with my manfriend. :-) Awesome Friday night!

Ice cream and my favorite movie with my manfriend. :-) Awesome Friday night!