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Leah (aka The Curvy Yogini)
About a month ago my mom surprises me with my own personal sauna to help with my fibromyalgia. It is pretty much a box that heats up to 115 degrees and detoxes the body and mind. It is wonderful and I love it!!! I have it down in my murder mystery style unfinished basement and I use it for about 40 mins a day. It helps relax my incorporated muscles and gives me time to think. The stuff I think about is just weird I’m thinking my brain detoxes as well when I’m sweating my life away in this. Because you would think I find clarity… And sometimes I do, but most the time I do not. So sauna story time….#1
I got into my sauna got relaxed and than Bigfoot and a T. rex popped into my mind. The image I had was the two of them saunaing together. And suddenly the Bigfoot turned to the T. rex and said, “I now understand how you feel.” The T. rex replied, “how can you understand footy?” The Bigfoot replies, ” I now have little arms.”
Happy hump day everyone until next time!!!
The curvy yogini
Hello Everyone!!! I know it’s been a while *insert lyrics to it’s been a while since I last saw you*, but I am back and back in the Yoga Game. The reason why I needed a break from blogging was preparing for my late brother’s birthday and his memorial. The 4th of this month would have been my bro’s 27th birthday and let tell you that was a more than difficult day for myself and my family. Exactly a week later we had his memorial at our house with a bunch of friends and family….I also wanted to speak at the memorial, because I could. There was no reason other than I wanted to it because he is/was/will always be my brother who I love and will forever miss. On top of all of this I was still teaching close to fifteen classes a week and trying to keep some sanity in my life, which was very hard to do. The memorial was beautiful, it was exactly what my mother wanted it to be which was perfect for me. If my mom is happy my dad is happy…which makes myself happy. Even though my parents are divorced they are extremely civil and nice towards each other….it’s not the perfect situation, but it’s a lot better than it could be. We had a catered lunch in after the service with the Grateful Dead playing in the background. My brother was the biggest dead head I had ever known. After the memorial, my best friend and I adventured to a starbucks and a local record shop. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love music….all different types of music….especially rock n roll. So after wandering through the record shop I found an old school Styx record and a Garfunkal record for my mom. As soon as I bought the records it started to rain and even though my fibromyalgia was killing me. I felt a sense of calmness. It was the feeling I got when I hugged my brother for the last time a few years a go (he lived in Florida, so it was hard to see each other). I felt better as I walked to my best friends car it literally was closure in the form of a rain drop or maybe the calmness from which that raindrop brought. I will forever love and miss my brother terribly, he was an amazing man, a kind person, and a wonderful human being. I am proud to be his little sister and I hope he is proud to have me as a little sister. I’ll give you some life advice this week….Cherish every thing that life has given you because in a blink of an eye it could be gone. I send positive energy to all of you this week.
Until Next Time, I’ll see you on your mat,
The Curvy Yogini
Humans are creatures of habit. We hate change, don’t like to be uncomfortable, and (well in America) we want things NOW!!! Which is not wrong…..our brain chemistry (survival method) tells the rest of our body once we are comfortable we should not change anything because that could eventually lead to us not surviving. So, when you look at this as a survival mechanism humans hating the idea of change is an understandable thing. With that being said, when I went to sequence some new yoga classes….well, I was more than not too thrilled. But, it was a thing that needed to be down. Since my brother’s passing…I hate to say this….but…..I have been coasting……through every aspect of my life…… I can’t really blame myself because I am grieving the loss of my brother, my best friend, and my favorite person. I am allowed to be sad (everyone keeps telling me). So, knowing that I need to get some sort of normal back into my life….I grabbed my notebook, a few yoga books, some of my yoga journal issues I have marked some good ideas in, and I powered up my tablet and I started sequencing. I wanted to focus a class on hips, shoulders, and lower back, once I had that figured out I opened up my favorite yoga book….which is, “1000 pearls of yoga wisdom.” This book is amazing to just have for class inspiration, breathing techniques, break down of some poses, and lots of quotes (my favorite). Once, I had a light bulb moment I wrote down all of the poses as quick as I could. Than I focused on modifications for the poses and finally got the breathing down. The process took a while because I was actually trying to be creative….while trying to be creative. But, at last I was done and happy with what I had come up with. I was proud of myself, I actually sat down and changed something about my teaching and maybe it’s a change for the better….who knows?
I hope everyone is having a lovely Memorial Day!
See you on your mat!
The Curvy Yogini
Namaste Yogis and Yoginis,
Come ZEN and BEND it out tonight at the Sugar Grove Park District in the Prairie Building from 7pm-8pm for Zen Yoga!!! This is a restorative type yoga class that focuses on breathing and getting rid of stress in the body, by stretching and relaxing.
Hope to see you in class!!! And may the 4th be with you!!!
The Curvy Yogini ❤️