Saturday, January 22, 2011

Soul Shine

"Let your soul shine,
It's better than sunshine,
It's better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Yeah now people don't mind,
We all get this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day."
 ~Allman Brothers

No, I didn't invite you here for a sing-a-long (although you can if you want!) There's just something about that song that speaks to me.

I laid down early tonight.. about 2:30.. and tossed and turned for about an hour before I decided to get up for a little bit. As I was trying to sleep, I realized that I was CRAVING yoga. Body and soul. Too bad more places don't cater to night workers. The only time you (as in general public, not you as in you sitting there in the blue shirt with the donut. Put it down!!) think about us is when you need a trip to the ED or have a craving for <insert junk food here> at the convenience store. Ok, maybe that's not quite true, but sometimes it seems like it. haha

I did BodyFlow on Monday and that seems like SO long ago! I knew I liked it, but I didn't realize just how much I needed it. I like the poses and the feeling I get from doing it. I like the environment of the class, even though it's not a real yoga studio. There is a class in the morning (just a few hours from now.. ugh) at 9:30 that I would really like to go to, but because I can't sleep, I probably won't make it. That stresses me out. I've become addicted to the classes even though I can't seem to make it to them nearly as often as I'd like. I enjoy the weights and running too, but I like to do all of it and I feel like I'm missing something when I don't go to a few classes a week.

I've always been drawn to a couple other cultures. As a kid, and still somewhat now, I liked the Native American life. I was curious about it and even have a dreamcatcher tattoo on my leg. I'm also drawn to Eastern ways. Alternative medicine, yoga, that kind of stuff. I don't know a whole lot about yoga... I mean there are a LOT of poses and several styles of yoga, but I love the idea. I'd like to study it more in depth, but I don't really know how. I don't know what kind I'd enjoy most and certainly can't afford a yoga studio class anyway. I know several basic poses, but I don't know the practice well enough to feel like I could do it at home and flow properly without the direction of a video. I'd like to get to the point where I could go to the beach or the mountains or the parking lot down the street and do it correctly. One day... ;-)

Well.. now that I've blogged and the cats are all wound up, I'll give sleep another shot. Goodnight!

Do you ever crave a certain type of exercise or just exercise in general?
Do you practice yoga and what style do you like? Why?


  1. Yoga has been such a wonderful gift in my life! Congrats on finding a type of movement that feels great! Exercise TV (a website online) has free yoga videos you can stream right into your living room! I've also checked out videos from the library too. I'm grateful that my yoga studio is donation based so weeks when it's really tight I can pay a little less, but it does certainly add up. Enjoy your practice! Whenever you make it to class.


  2. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check it out. I think I'm gonna give Jillian's 30 Day Shred a try in a few minutes. Eek! I may need some yoga for sure after that. lol

  3. Whoa! The Shred!!! Keep us updated! I hear it's pretty hardcore!! =)



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