Susanna H.: Yoga Log

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  • As the cold set in today, I found that I needed to nap even more than I needed to practice, but still, I eked one out after a huge nap! It's hard to not shovel carbs when it is so cold, but a little pasta is ok :-)

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      Liz C. I'm glad to hear I am not the only one struggling to stay awake on these cold, dark days! I napped all weekend, but didn't have your willpower to practice yoga this weekend...or curb the carb loading! 3 years ago
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  • getting there, people, getting there! I have officially finished my Xmas shopping & have not acquired any plastic bags. The only bag I acquired at all was a tiny green paper one that held a necklace for my niece. I did a little victory dance (in my heart...).
    xox! susanna

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  • Two fabulous practices today - the 1st led by some of the Virayoga Teacher Trainees I'm mentoring - our last mentor session & they did beautifully! The second was after my Sat 4:15 class - I stayed for Eric Stoneberg's 6pm class, which was as inspiring as always. It is the only time that someone teaches class AFTER me, so it my favorite way of finishing my teaching week.

    Both Eric & I have been teaching about different goddesses this week - me on Bhairavi, the ferocious one & Eric on Bhuvaneshwari, the divine mother. If you want to find out a bit more about them, either check out Eric's blog on tumblr: http://easnyc.tumblr.com/ , where he's writing about the 16 Lakshmis, 1 day at a time, or my SocialWorkout blog this week! - http://blog.socialworkout.com/2010/12/08/fierce-goddess

    Almost finished with my Xmas shopping & no plastic bags yet!

    • angee n. What is Virayoga? 3 years ago
    • Susanna H. Virayoga is the studio where I teach in Soho, NYC. www.virayoga.com - all Anusara! 3 years ago
    • angee n. Okay, I have a CD audio of John Friend's "Anusara Yoga titled "Essentials" and it's quite a lovely practice. 3 years ago
    • Susanna H. I'm so glad you like it! John has been my teacher for almost a decade. He is phenomenal live - pure streaming positive energy. 3 years ago
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  • Satsumas by the bucketful at Wholefoods (wish i could say that I found them at a Mom & Pop place, but not the case)...Tonight I crammed more than I have ever crammed before into my reusable nylon bag (a gift from Virayoga two years ago!). Interestingly, each time I say, "No thanks, I've decided not to acquire any disposable plastic bags this month," the cashier inevitably nods in approval & says something positive - amazing, considering they have to mound up a bunch of my unbagged oranges or avocados or apples on the scale. It is giving me hopes for the future of recycling!
    xox! susanna

    • Joshua C. Satsuma Oranges are my favorite thing about winter! 3 years ago
    • Brooke K. I have some reusable produce bags. They are mesh with drawstrings and prove really helpful for those mounds of unbagged apples. If I can remember where I got them, I'll post here. Def gotten creative with the no plastic bag thing. The other day I stuffed a frozen Amy's pizza in my handbag. 3 years ago
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  • I did MAJOR Xmas shopping today & not one disposable bag - it is pretty amazing how easy it is when you just get into the habit. I was good about carrying a reusable bag with me before, but now it is clear how much better still I can be about it! yay!!!

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  • I had a fabulous practice taught by my Teacher Trainees that I'm mentoring at Virayoga - Catherine, Dawn, Kevin, & Hannah - yay, guys - you did beautifully! They dove into the deep end & created a strong practice all about new beginnings, thresholds, newness & stepping into the unknown. So inspiring. Thanks for the practice!!!

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  • "do your practice and all is coming" (sri pattabhi jois)

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  • I just had the most deliciously fun home practice of twists and hip openers...with a looooooong forearm stand until my upper arms were about to give out! Here's what inspired me: listening to Orlando Cachaito Lopez and knowing that an amazing healthy meal awaits later.

    When I teach or take a friend's class, I prefer that there is no music to distract from the practice, but when I practice at home, it depends on my mood. One day Krishna Das, the next day Hector Lavoe, then maybe Erykah Badu, another day silence. How about you? Do you practice with music? If so, what? Share!!!

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      Megan O. I'm a no-music girl myself--yoga's one of my few opportunities to just quiet my brain, and music tends to impede that, as much as I love it at almost any other time! 3 years ago
    • Lisa H. I generally prefer classes sans music so I can connect with the theme and stay present in the practice rather than escaping in the music ... but I do enjoy the occasional class with music. I love starting a practice with "Feeling good" by Nina Simone. 3 years ago
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