Why I love yoga

I know that volumes have been written, courses taught, and degrees and certifications awarded — but here are a few simple reasons why I love yoga.

1. I love breathing.
2. I love stretching.
3. I love doing stuff when it’s quiet, with my eyes closed.
3. I like standing on my head (and love the energy I get from standing on my head).
4. I like the feeling of being lubricated, so I can reach for stuff and turn my head, when i need to, while driving.
6. I like being able to go up and down stairs easily.
7. I love peace.
8. I like being prepared to meditate.
9. Love the vibes.
10. I love something else about it that can’t be put into words.

Little to talk about

It’s not that I haven’t had time to blog lately.

It’s just that I haven’t had anything to say.

I have been watching the political news, the talk of health care, racism, tea baggers, Obama, Obama-haters, financial Situations, unemployment — all the American-style extremism…  What can you say?  It’s all crazy — our leaders trying to find their way in the world with all this new media.  Let’s hope they do find their way and we become a country that is, once again, governable.

But, there are a couple of things:

Started a new walking routine.  I’ve found a bench near a creek, and I stop there for about fifteen minutes — in the middle of my walk — and well…sort of meditate.

The dog calms down also.  Sometimes she interrupts by licking my fingers.

This is a pleasant addition to the daily walk, and I highly recommend it.

Other than that, same ol’ same ol’…

My yoga teacher

A dog makes a wonderful yoga teacher and all-around guru.

She teaches how to stretch, relax, breathe, meditate. All by example.

Notice her tail is on the corner of the yoga mat.

my yoga teacher and guru
my yoga teacher and guru