Friday, June 27, 2014

finally Friday | quiet around here

June has been a low photo month for me. I have been making an effort to live in the moment and not get the phone/camera out for every little thing. 

We are looking forward to the weekend, however. Here's to a good one!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

welcome summer

Let's make it one to remember!

Friday, June 20, 2014

finally Friday | almost summer

Temperatures are rising outside and time in the pool is now. I want to take advantage of being poolside as much as possible this summer.

Dad is in China right now but still want to remember him on Dad's day!

I'm a bit "behind"on memory keeping, but figure even though documenting memories is fun, living in the moment is even better.

My favorite photo from the week.

And the moment that made me smile the most this week - Roller disco king!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

on the mat | always learning

I am enjoying my new role at our little shala as assistant to R&E. It's a role I take very seriously and am blessed to have such a fabulous teacher take me under her wing. The more I learn about our practice, the more I learn that I have so much more to learn! We are always first and foremost students in this practice. Sharing what we know however we can is just a small little step.


Friday, June 13, 2014

finally Friday | the little things selfies

...weekend dinners out

...happy mail

...birthdays cute ugly shoes

...stopping to look at the flowers.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

project life 2014 | March

I have been obsessively watching Project Life YouTube videos over the past year. And while I enjoy sharing my pages on the blog, I've fallen way behind. So I decided to video my March pages instead. One day I may do a voice over but baby steps for now. :)

Sunday, June 08, 2014

on the mat | letting go of ego

Practicing this ashtanga yoga is a funny thing. On the one hand, doing the same poses every day is a good measure of progress over time. On the other hand, those same poses that were once easy can be difficult and vice versa and that can do a number on your mind. 

So, for me, part of the practice is letting go of what you can and can't do (not meaning that the physical effort to practice isn't put in) and taking each practice for what it is. Some days things come easier, some days not so much. And it's all good. 

How well a person does a pose does not reflect how "good" a yogi she is. Being present in the moment, breathing, and letting go is what it is about.


Friday, June 06, 2014

finally Friday

Happy June! Summer is almost here and I am ready to milk it for all it's worth.

Our first trip this summer involves the wedding of 2 dear friends. Can't wait!

Helped celebrated the birthday of my baby sis.

We are attempting a vegan diet for the month of June. Already had one teeny slip up (a sauce I used to cook with had milk in it) but overall I like having the limitations. We don't eat terribly but are addicted to sweets so no cake or cookies!

Spent some days with little peeps.

It's been a busy week but we try to stop and enjoy the moments.


Sunday, June 01, 2014

on the mat | #ashtangachallenge

May was a good practice month. I attempted to do a daily yoga photo challenge but it fell by the wayside.

It was fun to try, although some asanas (poses) are more difficult to do when not in the middle of your practice.

Kurmasana is a pose I had much difficulty with 3 years ago in India but now, while not easy, is achievable.

And over the years I have learn to enjoy the benefits of being upside down.

Our teacher is leaving for India at the end of June so need to concentrate and make every practice count this month!