Posted 4 years ago

Day 2 in Big Sur— Paterson Point

We saw a tiny path leading from the Highway, so we decided to explore. This is the view from the path. We decided to name this place Paterson Point.

While I was taking pictures, Steve scrambled down the rocks and back up another side. He told me not to follow, but I’m glad I did.

No sand, just this gorgeous mix of shells and rocks.

Amazing

powerful waves

a vein of pink rock

Time to head back. Our car is up there. Above the green.

Climbing back up. Stephen took this with his phone.

Posted 4 years ago
40 Days of Yoga: Day 4
I had a tough time getting started last night, so I jazzed things up by playing  Vampire Weekend and dancing through some sun salutes. It was Busy-Mind Thursday, so I tried to counter that by doing the asanas my body seemed to need. That meant hip openers. Ended with savasana with cat on belly—the best part of practicing at home.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 4

I had a tough time getting started last night, so I jazzed things up by playing  Vampire Weekend and dancing through some sun salutes. It was Busy-Mind Thursday, so I tried to counter that by doing the asanas my body seemed to need. That meant hip openers. Ended with savasana with cat on belly—the best part of practicing at home.

Posted 4 years ago

Highlights of Day 1 on our trip to Big Sur

Views like this all along Highway 1— incredible. The air had that post-rain crispy clean feel.

We drove to 17-mile drive near Carmel. This is a friendly seagull. He was posing for french fries, and we had none to give.

Sealions tan on a huge rock along 17-mile drive. Maybe this is where the San Fran sealions have disappeared to. If you wait until nighttime, you can see the sealions play golf.

Cypress Point Lookout along 17-Mile Drive. Wow.

The 18th green at Pebble Beach. See tiny Steve in the bottom right corner? He is studying the green. I think he wanted to jump that fence.

Posted 4 years ago
purple sand at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, CA
Day 3 of the 40-day yoga challenge
I went to Christina Sell’s Anusara class at Castle Hill last night. She began class by talking about the two parts of the word anusara: anu, which means “self or individual” and sara, which means “Divine flow.”
As we practiced, she talked about ways in which our actions in the poses can facilitate our connection to that divine flow. More specifically, for each pose she described physical actions that would help us move into the back body, an area of the body associated with opening to the universal/divine flow (especially compared to the front body, which is more often associated with the individual).
Asana-wise, it was a tough arm-balancing class. I sweated buckets, if that’s any indication. Working with the back body really helped to give me the strength and space to persist through arm balance after arm balance, and that was a good revelation.
I also became more aware of my feet and how they’re doing their own thing. I’ll be working with them a lot for awhile. I think integrating them more will help to open up my backbends (a trouble spot for me).
I posted the picture of the purple sand from Pfeiffer Beach because that beach reminds me of the Universal. It was a hidden beach, difficult to find but work every second of struggle to get there— because it has PURPLE SAND! No one knows why, according to what we read.
More pictures from our Big Sur trip to come.
Love to all.

purple sand at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, CA

Day 3 of the 40-day yoga challenge

I went to Christina Sell’s Anusara class at Castle Hill last night. She began class by talking about the two parts of the word anusara: anu, which means “self or individual” and sara, which means “Divine flow.”

As we practiced, she talked about ways in which our actions in the poses can facilitate our connection to that divine flow. More specifically, for each pose she described physical actions that would help us move into the back body, an area of the body associated with opening to the universal/divine flow (especially compared to the front body, which is more often associated with the individual).

Asana-wise, it was a tough arm-balancing class. I sweated buckets, if that’s any indication. Working with the back body really helped to give me the strength and space to persist through arm balance after arm balance, and that was a good revelation.

I also became more aware of my feet and how they’re doing their own thing. I’ll be working with them a lot for awhile. I think integrating them more will help to open up my backbends (a trouble spot for me).

I posted the picture of the purple sand from Pfeiffer Beach because that beach reminds me of the Universal. It was a hidden beach, difficult to find but work every second of struggle to get there— because it has PURPLE SAND! No one knows why, according to what we read.

More pictures from our Big Sur trip to come.

Love to all.

Posted 4 years ago
redwood in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
40 Days of YogaI accepted shantiloveyoga's challenge to commit to 40 straight days of yoga.
Day 1: 1/18— home practice with work on backbending (focusing on what my feet are doing during backbends)
Day 2: 1/19— class with Lauren at Yoga Yoga

redwood in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

40 Days of Yoga
I accepted shantiloveyoga's challenge to commit to 40 straight days of yoga.

Day 1: 1/18— home practice with work on backbending (focusing on what my feet are doing during backbends)

Day 2: 1/19— class with Lauren at Yoga Yoga

Posted 4 years ago
Precarious tree pose— I call it the Lone Cypress.*South of Carmel, CA.
*landmark tree at Pebble Beach— apparently I should have already known this.

Precarious tree pose— I call it the Lone Cypress.*
South of Carmel, CA.

*landmark tree at Pebble Beach— apparently I should have already known this.