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Twelve days into the Okinawan handstand challenge and I can already feel a difference in my stability upside down. And I am playing around with stuff that never made sense before. Part of me really didn’t think this challenge would make a huge difference, as I practice regularly. And handstands, while not necessarily part of my daily practice, have become pretty common in my life. But it is already clear, this is definitely different. Very much so. Exciting! I can’t imagine what 120 days will feel like.

If you want to know more about the challenge, go to http://www.YogaNag.com and look down left menu for the Okinawan Handstand Challenge, including some video how tos.

Do yoga. Today. Every day.

Peace and practice,
Yoga Nag
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ONE GOOD THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

Breathing thoughtfully is good. In every situation. Whether a pose, a puzzle, a party, or a problem.

Listening is important. Listening to my body, to my mind, to my emotions. And listening to what other people say, as well as what their bodies say.

I can see more clearly when I breathe and listen.

When I breathe, listen, and see, I feel more. And sometimes I cry. This crying feels good.

When I breathe, listen, see, and feel, I am more calm, organized, capable, and stable.

When I express myself from this deep well of breathing, listening, seeing, feeling, and practicing, I am more present. I feel more alive.

The sky is blue, with soft billowy clouds. The air is clear.  Fall is coming. It is a beautiful day.  At this current moment, I am fully in it. Feeling, breathing, listening, seeing, living. This beautiful life. Right here. Right now.

I am finding pause.

Breathe in.  Breathe out.

CRITICAL FOOTNOTE (that perhaps should be the preface): Some yoga practices, some yoga classes, are great, bordering on divine intervention, planting me thoughtfully and firmly in the moment. Moreover, there are some great yoga teachers in the world whose clarity, wisdom, and friendship help me breathe, listen, see, and feel. I am ever grateful for every single moment of pause they help me find.

This blog from my other site, http://www.FindingPause.com.

Do Yoga. Today. Everyday.

Breathing, listening, seeing, feeling,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com

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Poor Charlie bear! Gets a mean kick in my practice. Go to very short video at http://www.YogaNag.com.  Listen to the sound. Ouchee. The risks of being a yoga puppy. Sad slice from some handstand videos I was making today to update the Okinawan Handstand Challenge blog with some “instructional” videos. Go check them out, in their entirety.

Do yoga. Today. Every day. Be mindful of your sweet creatures underfoot!

Peace and practice,
Yoga Nag
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“The fact of a door frame.” Playing with handstand, and bam, this Adrienne Rich line falls from my lips out loud, from my previous life as English lit and women’s studies person. And then a meandering slither through the gush of memories and feelings from that time, all while I practiced. Yoga induced flashbacks. The fact of a door frame. Indeed.

Do yoga. Today. Every day.

Peace and practice,
Yoga Nag
http://www.yoganag.com
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Work hard. Play hard.

VIDEO at http://www.YogaNag.com

And we did. Great class. Great teacher. Great friends. Great studio. Some days are filled with so much greatness. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And sparkling on the outside. Tra la la la la.  I love Lika!

Where can you find some of that for yourself today? Perhaps it’s yoga. Perhaps it’s not. But give yourself a hit of greatness. Seriously. Go get some great. Somewhere.

Do yoga. Today. Every day.

Peace and practice,
Yoga Nag
www.yoganag.com
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