I am a self proclaimed yoga dork. If it deals with yoga chances are I will take notice. I love this practice, and not just asana. I really think there is something you can gain from the 8 limbed path outlined in the yoga sutras.
As an adult I struggled for years trying to “find myself”. But with yoga, meditation and a lot of internal work I have come to realize the “real me” has been here all along. I just covered her up with a lot of layers of labels, ideas, ego, pain, and fears of being not liked or worst not worthy of love as the person I truly was.
Yoga and meditation are the tools that have helped me slowly peel off these layers. That work is still ongoing and no where near completed. It took 30 something years to build up all these layers and I know they will not slather off over night. Although that would be nice if they did.
My practice has taken on many forms since I stepped onto my very first yoga mat in 2005. I’ve practiced different methods and styles such as Ashtanga, Bikram (briefly), Vinyasa, Yin and the list goes on. I was searching for the right fit. But, that search is ever evolving. Typically I bounce between Creative Vinyasa sequences and Ashtanga. I personally like the discipline of Ashtanga. But I don’t teach a strict ashtanga method. Mainly because I am not certified to do so and I do not prescribe to the belief that one style works best for all. Because that is not the case. I struggled with this, my practice is one method, I teach another. I’ve come to terms with this. I use my love of the Primary series to make it accessible to others.
With all that said; this blog is a little of everything to do with me. Not just yoga. So I guess you should know the following. I am a happily married lady living in the South; Georgia to be exact. I married a pretty hilarious guy back on Halloween of 2003.
I should tell you; a lot of my posts will deal with food. So you should know I eat a plant based diet and that means no meat of any kind. Period. I’ve been this way since 2005. Lots of things happened in 2005! My husband and I do not have children of the 2 legged variety. Ours come with four legs and a tail. Granted my kids tails are more like nubs.
Meet my kids: 1st photo is of Chai Pungus. She is our 1st child born in 2005 and is the apple of my eye. And, Meet Oliver Crumbcake. He is our 2nd child and our baby. He was born in October of 2012 and is a hilarious little guy.
And meet our 3rd child! (Which was forgotten when I originally posted…I am a bad mother) Maggie; She is our old lady cat that we rescued back in 2002. She doesn’t like to be held, but she loves for your to rub right between her ears.