Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Am A Good Cooker

I just made the most tasty of dinners!

Salmon a la RunnerGirl48.


Roasted Vegetables with Couscous and Feta from Spilling the Beans (sans garbanzos).

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Go Buy This Book!

You *must* go buy this cookbook: Spilling the Beans: Cooking and Baking with Grains Everyday by Julie Van Rosendaal & Sue Duncan.

You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Still Alive!!

But barely! =)

Been busy going to physio and the doctor, catching up with friends, studying the 'Gita, cuddling with Nerm (thank you broken/old boiler) and enjoying 40 degree temperature changes.

Life is good. I am blessed. Sometimes I forget that. We've spent a lot of time talking about that in our Immersions. We forget the Universal/Divine. But then we Remember. And that's the sweet spot. We will forget again. But we eventually Remember again. The circles, loops, and spirals surround us and are in us. <3

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Long time, no post...

So here's a brief recap of what's been occupying my time:

  • experimenting with gluten free baking  for my yoga teacher 
  • completing Anusara Immersion II (oh wow oh wow oh wow)
  • visiting my doctor & physiotherapist to help the tennis/golfer's elbow
  • having lunch & dinner with old and new friends
  • dating adventures
  • driving to the airport in snow storms
  • rejoining WW and losing 4.2 pounds the first week (5 if you go by my scale, which I'm more apt to believe anyway)
  • teaching some pretty amazing yoga classes
  • catching up on Coronation Street while curled on the couch, in front of the fire, snuggled up with Nerm
  • keeping a close eye on snowfall in the mountains. I have a season's pass that's primed and ready to go!
And that's it from here. =)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

11.1.11 Run

30 min
3.97 km
7:34 min/km
316 cal

Taking Yoga Off the Mat

One of my reading assignments for my last Immersion was Pada One of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. I have 3 different translations (Desikachar, Stiles and Satchidananda).

I starred this one during my first teacher training and it was a good review to go back and re-read.

By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness. (Sri Swami Satchidananda)

By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward happiness,
compassion toward suffering,
delight toward virtue,
and equanimity toward vice,
thoughts become purified,
and the obstacles to self-knowledge are lessened.
(Mukunda Stiles)

My goal for the rest of the year is to try and maintain these attitudes both on and off the mat. Sometimes it's easier said than done, though...