Cobblers pose :: Photo of the week

Cobblers come in all shapes and sizes.

If you have interesting yoga pictures or great Powell River shots, email them to me. I’ll posted them on the site and be sure to mention your name.

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Winter afternoon :: Photo of the week

A moody picture taken at Powell Lake, late one February afternoon.

Weekend in the city

Just back from a long weekend down in Vancouver, which started on Thursday. Before you get jealous, the trip was planned around Tyson getting laser eye surgery. His appointment was on Friday morning and he was seeing somewhat clearly by ten that night. He said the surgery was the strangest experience he’s ever been in and the lack of vision right after really put things into perspective (or lack there of). He’s on the mend and is already feeling the benefits of not relying on contacts and glasses.

On Saturday evening we went to the hockey game, Canucks vs Penguins. We made our way to the glass before the game to get a glimpse of the players warming up. To my surprise there was, #71 Evgeni Malkin in Plow Pose (Halasana).

He’s known for his unique style of stretching, which include poses that resemble Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) and Upward-Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana).

Also, I just couldn’t wait for the soft cover of Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert to come out. Gilbert is the author of Eat, Pray, Love. If you haven’t read this lovely memoir, I highly recommend it. This new book, Committed, is an investigation into matrimony and her coming to terms with entering a second marriage.

Thanksgiving leftovers

I’ve had a whirl-wind month so far and it doesn’t look like I’ll be slowing down any time soon. Renos are in full force, we’ve made it to the climax, now it’s just putting everything back together. The main floor is nearly complete and we can stop wearing our shoes in, Yay. Last weekend my parents came out from Alberta and had Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. Thanksgiving to me is a time to reflect on what I have and be grateful for all the wonderful people and moments we share together. I’d have to say this was one of the best Thanksgivings in some time, I had great friends and family to share it with. I am truly grateful for all I have.

The weather sure has changed and I can really feel the dampness already. My favourite days are rainy ones, with hot drinks and warm sweaters. I’d rather be wearing layers in the cold and be cozy then in next-to-nothing and too hot. I’m going to add more ginger to my diet this fall and winter. Ginger is warming and helps to settle the fire in the belly and gets the blood flowing. An easy way to include ginger is to add it to a morning tea of  hot lemon water. The lemon helps to wake up your metabolism first thing in the morning. Have the tea 30 minutes before you enjoy your breakfast.

What are you making with your leftover turkey?

What have you done with all those leftovers? We had nachos with turkey tonight.

Photo of the week

reno

This is how I’ve been spending my free time these last few weeks. We are renovating our home, and this weekend we entered the no turning back stage of the project(s). There seems to be no end in sight but if we stick to the revised schedule we will have new flooring and colour on the walls by next Wednesday. I’m really looking forward to that and more time for yoga, of course.

Photo of the week

DinnerRockTreeI spent this lovely, lazy Labour day afternoon doing one of my favourite things; hiking. We drive out to Lund for yam fries and on the way home stopped at the Dinner Rock Campground and found a lovely trail that lead us out onto the bluffs. I like how the perspective is drastically different when walking the same trail but in different directions. I didn’t notice this big fella going out to the bluffs but coming back he was plain as day. His base is rotting away (unfortunately, not completely on it’s own), the exposed aged wood looked so soft and vulnerable, but in the same light, the tree seemed strong and steady.