Yoga Reminders, Life Truths

This morning during poolside yoga (it’s my new thing), I found myself getting lazy and slouchy in a few poses. Without Amy or Rebecca or other teachers at Downtown Yoga Memphis to remind me to keep my chest raised and heart lifted, self-correction is up to me. And so: I found this mantra as applicable to…

The 2nd Chapter: Stronger

The last time I wrote about my yoga practice, I was on the cusp of a hip aggravation that had begun affecting my left knee and lower back. That was April 17th. Today is May 1 — a new beginning of sorts. To mark the fresh start of a new month, this post is about…

Two Months of Physical Healing from Yoga

I’ve been practicing yoga steadily now for about two months (and here’s why). I’m not consistent with how often I go every week — like everyone, I sometimes have scheduling challenges or just don’t feel like I can squeeze one more thing into that day. Still, I’m at the studio a minimum of twice a…

28 Floors Seemed Reasonable at the Time

I’m known for sometimes doing things that have less-than-desirable outcomes. “Let’s just try it” is common in my vocabulary. I’m not talking about major important things, with catastrophe, injury, or bankruptcy as possible endings. But seemingly fun and innocent new experiences are entertaining. Which is why I’m in the predicament I am now. I can…

When Your New Yoga Teacher Asks How You’re Feeling…

I had to tell her the truth. She asked as my three-week anniversary of joining her studio was just days away: “How are you? How does your body feel?” By text message, because, you know, she’s accessible, I let her know: I feel GREAT. With every class, things that I used to have, but neglected…

1 Month Later – A Celebration of Cooper

I’ve been able to mention Cooper’s death without tearing up for about week now. Common wisdom and my own experience tells us that time, as it goes by, makes the pain of loss less sharp. It’s never gone. But it becomes softer. Some moments catch us unexpectedly, like the lovely coffee shop person who didn’t…