Wednesday, December 17, 2014

my full house & a pose for wednesday

things are hoppin' around here and the house is filling up as we inch closer and closer to the holidays. two of my boys are back in the nest; the miami boy (with my granddog zilla) and my youngest, the pittsburgh boy.  this weekend my oldest son and his family (a.k.a. the corpus group) will be arriving and our cozy 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment will be overflowing with a total of 9 people, 4 dogs, and 2 cats.  space is going to be at a premium, but i wouldn't have it any other way.  i love having everyone under the same roof and am looking forward to lots of laughter and if the past is any indicator, a pretty competitive game night.  good times are in store!

in other news, it's wednesday so what better time than now to share one of my favorite yoga poses,

standing forward fold!

i LOVE uttanasana.  it calms the mind and helps relieve stress and mild depression, reduces fatigue and anxiety, can help with headaches and insomnia, helps with digestion, and can be really helpful with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis among other things.  i mean really, what's not to love!  try it.  take just a few moments sometime today to hang upside down and breathe.  let me know what you think.  

peace y'all,

cindy  :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

i had the best intentions

i had every intention of writing today.  heck, i had aspirations of penning several posts, but this didn't quite happen as i had planned.  instead i got caught up in scheduling appointments, attempting to understand health insurance options, and discovering a nail in the back tire, fun.  (not really ;)

so instead of the lovely post i had hoped to share, i offer you this photo of willie doing his version of sivasana.  he's quite tired after raiding the cat's food bowls. at least they were shiny clean after he finished!


sweet dreams peeps :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

good day sunshine

it was a beautiful tuesday here in south texas.  the sun returned after having been in hiding for the last week or so.  it's still cold, but the wind was on the lighter side so it didn't feel quite so bad.

like the sun, i feel like i too had been in hiding this last week.  my big long list of to-do's were put on the back burner as my youngest grandchild was in the hospital and of course, he was foremost in my mind.  he's much better now and back home where he belongs, but honestly it was a little scary.  he lives in another city and not being able to be there was challenging.  it's not that i could have really done anything by being there, but you know, you just want to be close.  thankfully teaching my yoga classes and being able to get "lost" in my crochet projects helped maintain a sense of calm.

what about you?  what are some things you do to keep calm during more trying times?

cindy :)