I was just looking at my computer at my stand up desk. I was full of ideas about things to write about, but then I turned around, spied the futon and thought to myself, “Why don’t I sit down on that futon there and do some writing?” So sit down I did, and bam! all inspiration was gone. I opened a new tab, opened WordPress, and just sat there for like 3 minutes. Couldn’t think of a thing to say. So I thought I would start writing about not having anything to say. This is going to be one interesting blog post, can’t you tell?? Anyway, my point is that sitting shuts down your brain. Once I sit down for the night, it’s all over. All I can bring myself to do is watch Mindy Project.
I did want to write about our weekend. I took 2 yoga classes. The teacher on Saturday did not have the physique one would normally associate with a yoga teacher. However, I really enjoyed the class because, while she couldn’t do some of the poses she guided us into, she set up a good, challenging sequence of moves and was very encouraging and helpful. She generated really good vibes, if that sounds yoga-y enough for you. I find it really encouraging that you do not have to be able to contort your body in all sorts of crazy ways to be a good yoga teacher.
I went to another class on Sunday. This was a class sponsored by Tippi Yogis. They hold a class at a local bar. For a $10 donation you get a free yoga class and a free drink after the class is done. This class was very different than Saturday’s class. The teacher was tiny and limber and really funny. And the drink afterward was pretty fun too. Tim and I actually biked to the class and back, which was really invigorating. The weather was slightly chilly, but we dressed in layers, and after couple of hills, we ditched those.
Lesson learned from the week and weekend – all sorts of yoga teachers can be successful! I think different teachers resonate with different students. Maybe I’ll find my clan if/when I decide to actually teach (aka work up the courage to teach).
There’s my yoga update. I don’t have any good recipe updates. I think I cooked at home a few nights, but I must not have tried anything new. My memory fails me! Last week was oh so long ago! This week I have 2-3 new recipes, one of which I’m making tonight (salmon with avocado salsa). I’ll let you know how they turned out.
Hope you had a chance to get outside today. It was an absolutely perfect October day.