Monday, December 31, 2012


I knew this yoga journey wasn't going to be easy. I have completed 3 consecutive days of Bikram and will complete my fourth today.

I feel lightness in my body, my joints are less stiff and my energy levels are improving.
As my muscles soften and release from the last three years of intense stress, my emotions are riding high.

The floodgates have opened.

My body went deeper into the postures yesterday. Camel was when it really hit. Three days ago I would not have dared to hold my heels for fear my low back would give out on me. Yesterday however, I could feel it was time to face my fears and expand my heart.

Cellular memory is returning and I my body is remembering that it once knew how to do this. That my flexibility limitations are mostly just my mind psyching me out.

As I soften and release I am also working out the mental toxins that I so desperately have held on to.
They no longer serve me.

It takes 3 hours out of my day to complete a class. One if my biggest challenges with yoga was how self involved many practitioners are. I am trying very hard to become that way. To be present to the needs of my loved ones.

Even if this first week is a transition from mommy/ wife always being home to being gone for a few hours.

I hope once the routine settles in that my family will be more supportive of my goal.

Only a few more days left of consecutive Bikram classes and I can move on to the home practice.

3 down 362 to go!

Today I dedicate this class to my family. You are in my heart every step of the way.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

364 Days to go!

I was having a conversation with a friend last week about fear. What she was fearful of. How it was holding her back.
The divine voice of wisdom spoke through me and said , "you must step outside your comfort zone if you want to see a shift in energy. Only when you do this will transformation take place". It had taken me 34 years to learn that.

Yesterday I step outside my comfort zone and started my 365 days of yoga challenge. Due to scheduling conflicts the universe, aka my husbands work schedule, has forced me into a new starting date (previously it was set for Jan 1st). The whole point of this challenge was to mend my minds view of yoga. Now it has become more of a challenge to step outside my own comfort zone.

The challenges I have faced already have been:

Trying to gain my husbands support in this when he thinks I will develop tunnel vision with yoga and become one of "those" people.
Child care. With three boys and my husbands crazy work schedule I may not be able to get to a studio class everyday for the first month like I had planned. So it may not be exactly the way I had envisioned it... This is a challenge after all.
Home practice. Hardest part is developing the self motivation to just do it! Some days my practice may involve my kids climbing all over me while in tree pose, some days I will wake before they do so I can have a quiet practice;)

What ever challenges may lie ahead, whether its yoga involved or not I am ready for this.

Bring. It. On.

P.S First class was Bikram and will be fore the next 6 consecutive days...Water please!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Magic Happens Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!

 This past year has been full of valuable learning experiences and deep soulwork. I want to honor all that has happened with a giveaway to start off the New Year with a little magic and insight into what 2013 will bring.

This giveaway will feature two readings from my magical sisterhood!

Alquimia Oracle will be offering a Inner Equilibrium reading. These ladies are oozing with mojo and I know this reading will be exactly what the winner needs to gain perspective on the Year 2013!

A print from my dear friend Diana Comstock will also be included. This painting is titled "The Golden Path". So fitting for a year that will bring about much transformation.

Moondaughter will be offering a Moon reading. Her readings are beautiful, soulful and a perfect way to gain lunar insight for the New Year ahead.

And lastly I am adding one of my own magical creations! A Gypsy Dreamcathcer. This particular dreamcatcher is dripping with magic. I created it with the intention to make your dreams come to fruition.

To enter this giveaway:

Visit the shops and let me know your favorite item
(be sure to comment on this post with your entries)


Share this giveaway on your fb ~ twitter ~ pinterest ~ instagram

I will announce the winner here  on Monday January 7th!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bending Towards the Light

It has been nearly two months since I posted a blog entry. I had intended to stay quiet until after the holidays...but I managed to find some down time to refocus my blogs intention and spice things up a bit with a new blog title,  makeover and a few more interest tabs.

January will kick off with a great interview, a giveaway and my first day of 365 Days of Yoga!

Even as we enter into the dark months of winter I am finding myself bending towards the light...

Enjoy your Holidays and I will see you here on January 1st!

)O( Lindsay