Hi friends- can you believe the warm temperatures?!? I can’t. I love it so much, but I also find it kind of scary with global warming how it’s snowing and icing one day and then almost 70 degrees the next. I’ve been meaning to get this post up earlier but alas, here it is. On Saturday night I got to attend The Enoch Pratt Library’s Black and White Party. It was an amazing event. They hold this party every year and raise money for the library and for their children’s and teen literacy efforts.
But what made this event more special for me was that my mom used to work at the central branch when I was younger. Actually my sister and I were on a poster for the library when we were four. I tried to find the poster at my parents house but no luck. I will show it you I promise! So there was food, wine from The Wine Source, and a special beer crafter by The Brewer’s Art (love!) called The Nutty Pratt Ale.
PBJ and I were in our finest and hung out with his friends. They had a Great Gatsby theme and were even playing the original film in the av room. It was an amazing time and I ran into people I went to high school with, friends from yoga, and local news casters. I hope we go again next year. And fyi- if you want to go next year, the tickets sell out very quickly!!
This was my lunch today- vegan, gluten free, soy free. I know it doesn’t look very pretty but it was tasty.
In the mix was:
quinoa, spinach, black beans, garbanzo beans, polenta, onion (all sautéed with a bit of olive oil), garlic, salt and pepper to taste. All organic too!
Here are the cat pictures you guys wanted. I have yet to actually capture them in their cat yoga poses. Lol
Always sleeping. Must be nice.
So I recorded a Raven’s inspired yoga sequence for you but I’m not savvy enough to figure out how to upload it. I will try to record a video for you so you’ll have a sequence! A few of you wrote to me on facebook telling me what you would like to see on the blog and one of the topics was staying present in my own practice. Well- the real honest answer is that you’re not always going to be 100% present in your own practice. Our minds naturally wander and as busy human beings in a society that encourages us to keep pushing and doing all the time, it’s quite challenging to find that still place. But the key to all of that- including being present in your own practice- is being aware of the fact that your mind, thoughts, and intentions do wander. Instead of criticizing your self that oh I’m not focusing enough on my warrior 2- being ok and accepting the fact that, yeah, my thigh is burning and I’m feeling hungry. It’s OK! But realizing that and then regaining your focus is what’s most important. The other thing is that my own practice doesn’t have barriers, restraints, or fit into some box of what I think it should be or look like. Everyday is different and just like life, my yoga practice is always changing. And yours should too. Being present means being awake, being vibrant, and being OK with whatever it is that shows up- not matter what it looks like.
I hope you’re having a great week! Time for me to face plant into bed!