Hmmmm, I think that this is the first time this has happened in a long time — all the photos I’ve shared on Instagram are yoga photos. I miss yoga. I’m still not practicing but I had a chance to play around at the beach and at the yoga studio this week and clearly I needed some heart openers. It was like I could feel each space between my ribs click open.
I did ask my physical therapist if I could practice and he said yes – that obviously any one-arm postures would be hard. What?
I can’t imagine holding something like downward-facing dog for more than a few breaths because I don’t have the muscle strength to stabilize my shoulder girdle. He had me do a few downdogs and upward facing dogs during my session and whoa. I have a long way to go. But I have to admit, it did feel nice to start to work towards familiar shapes.
And can we discuss how this week just kicked my butt? Is it summer vacation yet??
Favorite Reads: Some of the best things that I’ve read this week are these beautiful pieces of writing. Hope you like them too!
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Dad Doesn’t Babysit and Sometimes Mom Works Late from Semiproper: Let’s be honest. Sometimes a feel like a fraud because my husband does about 90% of the work around the house and the primary caregiver. Yet I am congratulated for snagging a “good one” and for being lucky. So this post? Loved it.
Diary of an Imperfect Yoga Practitioner: When Ego Adds Insult to Injury from Yoganonymous: Oh Ego. You really can get in the way, can’t you? This is an older article but definitely worth reading and a good reminder.
The Future of Small Bloggers from BonBon Break: Have you felt a shift in the blogging world? Is your motivation for blogging different now compared to when you started? It’s something that’s been on my mind a lot lately several parts of this post really resonated with me especially the pressure to do everything related to blogging.
How to Turn Back Time from Caren Baginski: I love this post about how our ingrained patterns and habits can cause scars – physically, mentally and emotionally – and what we can do to heal them. And sorry if you have the Cher song stuck in your head now.
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning from Slate: You’ve likely seen this story before but it’s worth reading again now that we are heading into prime pool and beach season. It’s the No. 2 cause of accidental death in children, ages 15 and under, because drowning, real drowning, doesn’t look like drowning in the movies or TV.
A Small Good Thing: This is a new documentary that won Best New Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival this spring. It’s from Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll. It raises questions about what it means to be happy and successful and if our current definitions should be revisited. It’s gorgeously shot in the Berkshires (one of my favorite places to visit) and follows six people and how they are pursuing a new American Dream. Watch the trailer here.
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