30 days of yoga: Day 14!

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I haven’t had a lot of time this past week, but I just wanted to drop a quick note to say that as of today, I have completed 14 full days of yoga! I have so much to say that I don’t have time for tonight, but I couldn’t let this milestone slip by in silence. More to come, not just about yoga.

More snow.

I am a terrible photographer, so please forgive the bad picture (confession time – my son took the photo of the tulips in a previous post because I just couldn’t get a good enough photo on my own).

These are my dogs, Midnight and Luna. Midnight is the one covered in snow. She’s in her element this time of year. You know how people who have Siberian Huskies half joke and half complain that they can’t get their dogs to come inside during colder months? That’s Midnight, except she’s not a Husky. We’re not exactly sure what she is, other than a pure joy to have as part of the family. Her fur is so thick that I’m convinced she doesn’t even know it’s snowing, or that she’s slowly forming icicles. The dog who is slightly less covered in snow is Luna, who was only outside long enough to sniff Midnight before running back inside. Luna HATES being wet. She’s not fond of cold. She has very thin fur and has never actually developed anything that could be considered a winter coat. When the weather changes, we’ll have a bit of the opposite situation. Midnight will only dash outside for a moment or two at a time, but prefer the cool air conditioning inside, while Luna will be outside in the warm sunshine, not wanting to come in. I guess they compliment each other in regard.

There’s no real point to this post except to share a picture of the dogs. Enjoy!

30 days of yoga: Day 7

I’ve started the 30 days of yoga journey three times. The first two times, I made it to day 4 and stopped. It didn’t become too difficult, I simply hadn’t made it a priority. Third time’s a charm, right?

I’m very impressed at how quickly I’m feeling results. I feel better than I did a week ago. Getting down on the floor and back up again is so much easier now than it has been in the past several years. My hips, knees, and back hurt less now than they did this time last week. And, for the first time in my life, I can touch my toes with very little effort. Overall, I feel well and have more energy. I’m looking forward to the rest of the journey.