If you’re feeling a bit unstable and unsettled this time of year, you’re definitely not alone. Meditate on the root chakra (muladhara) to help yourself feel more grounded. So find a comfortable seat or reclined position, focus on the base of the spine, and repeat the following mantra: I am grounded. I am strong. I am at peace.
Do something today that makes you feel so good you want to do the Dance of Joy.
In Monday’s post, I mentioned that I would share an update explaining why I’ve not been posting regularly for a while. Basically it’s because my life has been full of changes and, while I know that’s always true, these have been some fairly big ones.
- I’m trying to get the house I’ve lived in for 20 years ready to sell. My ex and I didn’t do a lot of updating and I’ve had to make some pretty major updates so that I won’t take a loss on it. It’s taking A LOT more time than I thought it would.
- I’ve got a new guy. He’s awesome and helping me with my house and providing me amazing emotional support.
- I’ve got a part time job. It took me my entire adult life to figure out that I wanted to teach yoga but it’s a hard way to make a living, so I’ve had to take an office job to pay the bills. One of my goals this year is to improve my hustle and/or find a part time job in the wellness industry that doesn’t suck my soul out.
- I’m taking more yoga teacher training. It’s like being in grad school all over again but I love it!
I think I’ve finally found my groove again and plan to post more regularly this year. Thank you for tuning in!
Here’s a simple post in keeping with this week’s class theme. Enjoy!
I know I’ve been absent for a while and I’ll post a personal update soon, but for now I’ll just share my motivating phrase for this week: Keep it simple.
Classes this week will focus on simple poses and breath work. My gentle hatha yoga classes will build on Jason Crandell’s ten poses to practice daily, and my yin and restorative classes will focus on a few poses that foster deep relaxation and contemplation.
My motivation for this week’s theme? I tend to overthink things in a pretty significant way, which leads to stress and anxiety. Life goes much more smoothly when I relax and trust the process, so that’s what I’m reminding myself of this week. I’ll share my tips and experiences the rest of this week, so I hope you’ll tune in.
Keeping it simple,
26. People who do jobs that I don’t want to do;
29. People who are smarter than me;
20. Somebody brave enough to try shrimp for the first time;
21. Runny eggs on top of anything edible;
22. Fine point pens; and
Hope everyone was a safe, joyful, and not-too-stress Thanksgiving!
November 14 is World Diabetes Day and the them for 2017 is Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.
According to the International Diabetes Federation website:
- There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes. This total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040.
- Two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women worldwide.
- Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year.
- Women with type 2 diabetes are almost 10 times more likely to have coronary heart disease than women without the condition.
- Women with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of early miscarriage or having a baby with malformations.
What needs to be done
- Health systems must pay adequate attention to the specific needs and priorities of women.
- All women with diabetes should have access to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they need to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes.
- All women with diabetes should have access to pre-conception planning services to reduce risk during pregnancy.
- All women and girls should have access to physical activity to improve their health outcomes.
If you are unfamiliar with diabetes, you may not know that it does more than wreck your endocrine system; it affects your circulatory system, your eyesight, your heart, and more.
In peace and health,