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My Life (On and Off the Mat)

Namaste and welcome to my space, off the mat, to discuss all things yogi.  Being a relatively new practitioner, I hope to share my physical and spiritual yoga journey.  Yoga inspires me for many reasons- most especially the combination of the physical challenge with the spiritual benefits that come with the mindfulness of yoga.  Life is busy, and I’ve found yoga to be one way to slow down my mind and make my life a little more serene and peaceful.  That’s saying something given that I am not a naturally peaceful or serene person…but I’m working on it and yoga is part of that.

There are several different areas that I need to work on:  new poses (specifically scary inversions), internalizing mindful practices that I can extend off my mat, and learning about yoga in general (I am specifically interested in learning more about chakras).  So, there’s a long journey ahead.  Luckily, there are people to learn from; I have a few specific resources that I plan to use to grow myself.  I really enjoy rachelyoga.com.  She combines a information about poses and physical practice with inspiring articles about ideas that are just as essential to adopting the yogi lifestyle.  Ideas like… It’s ok to struggle.  Another great yoga resource is Yoga with Kassandra which combines her yoga philosophy with some amazing post and videos that are so incredibly helpful when practicing at home.  An while I’m at it, I love Alive In the Fire, a blog written with an eye to integrating lovely images of yoga as well as nature.

See you on the mat…

Summer Reading Blog Post- Navigate

Write a 6-8 sentence Kid Blog post about your summer reading book:

Briefly describe the title, author, main characters, and primary conflict of your summer reading book.  Which of the Seven Stories does your book represent?  Provide two pieces of paraphrased or direct evidence to support your claim.

Summer Reading Book Post

Write a 6-8 sentence Kid Blog post about your summer reading book:

Briefly describe the title, author, main characters, and primary conflict.  Then label at least two plot points from your book and connect them to our Freytag lesson (exposition, rising action, inciting incident, climax, falling action, denouement).