Hang on. One more thing.
I want to tell you about saying, “No.”
and being completely uncomfortable
sick to your stomach
that you’ll be seen as
the bad daughter
the ugly sister
the bitchy wife
the “once upon a time” friend
and your insides feel like goo
and you seriously doubt your skin
will hold your innards in
and you think for a moment
about saying, “yes,” and that makes you
tremble and shake
as bile rises from the pit of your stomach to the top of your throat
and you know
you must say, “no”
and so you do
face to face
because over the phone is so uncool
and you tell your father or brother or partner or bestie
you tell him, “no”
and nothing you imagined happening
All that worry
and hand wringing
was all for nothing
and you go on
and talking about how cold it is this winter and your plans to be someplace warmer soon.
My poem “Saying No” poured out of me from a writing prompt in Laurie Wagner’s Wild Writing. Check out her program. I highly recommend it!
Wine After Yoga was a huge success! As so many of you said, “it was the perfect afternoon!”
Huge thanks to Cask and Vine for taking such good care of our group!
Stay tuned for the next Wine After Yoga event!
Sometimes it’s half a breath
or a whole breath
sometimes it’s 10 breaths
or a whole day
a week even
pausing gives you time to think
time to respond
time to remember
pausing gives you space
to adjust your schedule
to remind you
that you can’t be
in two places at once
pausing allows you to step back
and decline politely
pausing creates space
and space creates time
rest deep inside the pause
where there is no hustle
pause. breathe. release.
(Peggy Nolan, The Power of Pause, November 3,2016)
Only 3 spots left. Save Your Spot Today
Hold onto integrity
Let go of ego
Hold onto compassion
Let go of judgment
Hold onto calmness
Let go of stress and anxiety
Hold onto the present moment
Let go of worry
Hold onto to your value and worthiness
Let go of your negative self-talk
It really is a balance
What can you let go of that no longer adds value or serves you?
PS: join me Monday May 28 at 6:30am at The Studio at Derry Massage Therapy and Wellness Center for Rise and Shine Vinyasa flow. This is a free class (May 28 only). We’ll hold on and let go. See you in class!
Wine After Yoga
Join me for my first yoga and wine event! Only 6 spots left. Grab yours today! Cost $35. Includes 75 minute yoga class and your choice of a flight of wine or beer. For non-alcohol yogis, you can choose an appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage not to exceed $20. Cask and Vine will have their brunch menu available!
Wine After Yoga
Yoga Nidra Schedule at Hot Asana Yoga Studio in Hampstead, NH
June 24 at 6PM
July 15 at 6PM
August 12 at 6PM
Use your class pass or $15 for walk-ins.
Consistency is a challenge to every yoga practice. Sticking with your practice when you’d rather stay up late, sleep in, or simply skip it just because takes effort and commitment.
It takes Effort to resist the temptation to binge watch one more episode of Stranger Things. Effort to resist hitting the snooze button for the 10th time.
And it takes commitment to you. That’s one of the hardest commitments to make because there’s this weird notion out there that taking care of you is selfish. Let me be clear. Taking care of you needs to be one of your highest priorities. It’s as necessary as oxygen. A nervous, anxious, stressed out you doesn’t do you or anyone you love any good.
This week I’m traveling and I know how much easier it is to not practice. I chose to take 15 minutes and practice asana and ground myself with a simple effective vinyasa flow. I took care of me first. The rest of the day is easy.
How are you making you a consistent priority?
Upcoming Yoga Classes
Every Monday morning at 6:30am at The Studio at Derry Massage and Wellness. Beginning June 2, 2018 on Saturday mornings at 7am at The Studio at Derry Massage and Wellness.
Wine After Yoga
June 9, 2018