Monday, 21 August 2017

and there's more...: Life is short..live it

and there's more...: Life is short..live it: These kind of statements can conjure up many kind of feelings/emotions and indeed, memories............    foto by chardonnay For my...

Life is short..live it

These kind of statements can conjure up many kind of feelings/emotions and indeed, memories............  
 foto by chardonnay

For myself, it has in the past, been something I would say/or think about in times of extreme sadness.
For example when I have lost someone very precious to me....
Or at times when there has been tragedy in the world...(remembering the victims and families of the attacks in spain this weekendπŸ’”)
Or even when someone has hurt my feelings and I feel that may be I shouldnt waste time on people who dont care....
so at mostly sad/down, times in my life....
But more recently I have seen this as a positive statement...may be its because I am getting older...( I dont know wether that means I'm less sensitive...or more positive...or just aware time is passing me by..... πŸ˜‰)
Related imageIt spurs me on to do things that I want to do...and not to keep waiting...not to keep worrying what people will think, waiting for approval......... the only approval you need is from you...do it for you...

Time is of the essence..if there's something you want to do ..dont wait..do it today..
So long as it doesn't hurt any one in the process go for it....follow your dreams..no matter how small or big....
because tomorrow is not promised
(So do it today....πŸ˜‰)

Sunday, 20 August 2017

and there's more...: All good things come to those who are patient

and there's more...: All good things come to those who are patient: My cousin and I have now been at our new gym for about 6 weeks. And we are really impressed....all be it there has been a few mishaps ( bu...

All good things come to those who are patient

My cousin and I have now been at our new gym for about 6 weeks.
And we are really impressed....all be it there has been a few mishaps
( but that is with injuries ..not the establishment )
I think its fair to say that as 2 older ladies ( one in her 50's and one in her 60's... and I'm not prepared to spill the beans about who fits into which Category!!!   because she'll kill me !!! πŸ™Š )
we are in quite a hurry to crack on and try all the different classes and be the best we can....
and we are both probably being a little ambitious...and we want results yesterday..
and to rush anything is probably not good but..to rush to be fit is going to have problems!!
specifically INJURIES!!
thankfully the injuries sustained by us are pretty minor..and more inconvenient than anything else...
(I hurt my back...which I can not say for certain was during my classes, then i hurt my shoulder, which I admit was being too ambitious in the classes...It happened whilst trying to do 'Wild thing')
Image result for wild thing yoga pose cartoon(my cousin ..who will admit, although very fit/active, is not a regular at the gym until now...also injured her shouder whilst...would you believe doing 'wild thing'......)
It is ..i think an advanced move...combining twist and balance and strength....and like all asana's should be worked to ones own limits..and of course there are variations for beginners.... (definitely a note to us I think !!)
For me ..it just meant that I had to take things easy..and yes I still went to the gym..yes silly I know 
But for my cousin it has meant she has had to have a fortnight off too date...this has led to her being very frustrated and feels that all her hard work in the early days has been wasted.
But its not the end of the world and hopefully once she has rested it fully she can come back and do some more gentle poses....
still managing to work our arm ( to lift our coffee cups....ok ok and our wine glasses πŸ˜‰ ) and our facial muscles ( smiles/laughs and chatsπŸ˜‰) so not all bad news
Moral too this story...
All good things come to those who wait....And who do things gradually πŸ˜‰       Namaste
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

and there's more...: yoga nonagenarian ...there are no limits... Tao P...

and there's more...: yoga nonagenarian ...there are no limits... Tao P...: I look with envy at the beautiful supple healthy 20/30 something yogis...who bend their bodies into seemingly impossible positions.... Its ...

yoga nonagenarian ...there are no limits... Tao Porchon-Lynch

Related imageI look with envy at the beautiful supple healthy 20/30 something yogis...who bend their bodies into seemingly impossible positions....
Its this that I aspire to be....
And lets face it ...its never going to happen...I am never going to look like that again ( not that I ever did!! )
But it definitely gives me the motivation to push forward with my yoga practice...
because at the end of the day...I will be the best version of me...
so imagine my surprise and delight when I came across this
well prepare to be amazed as I was, whilst flicking through some yoga articles I came across this amazing lady...Related image      
This amazing lady was born in 1918 and still teaches Yoga
And unlike the majority of all-natural, vegan yogis, Tao Porchon-Lynch wears big earrings, has brightly-painted nails, is always in high heels (well, except for when she’s doing yoga) and she loves wine.  She is definitely outside the box..bless her  


Tao Porchon-Lynch has always led an exotic life  - she was born in India, moved to London in 1940, danced for soldiers in Europe and then moved to Hollywood, during her fascinating life she’s spent time with Mahatma Gandhi, NoΓ«l Coward, Marilyn Monroe and the Dalai Lama.
It was whilst growing up in India that she discovered yoga: at the age of eight, she spotted boys on the beach contorting their bodies into strange poses. “I went to my aunt and said, ‘Can they let me be part of it?’ And she said: ‘That isn’t a game, it is yoga and it’s not for girls. It’s not ladylike.’ So I started doing it,” Porchon-Lynch told the New York Times.
Image result for tao porchon-lynch  free imageThis lady is a true inspiration to us all aspiring for that  healthy and long life...and she says that the ancient practice of yoga not only keeps her body young, but it improves her mind and soul as well....and adds that she eats small vegetarian meals and does not over eat or eat just for the sake of it..but that she enjoys a piece of chocolate
She admits that time has taken an inevitable toll on her health; just a few years ago, she had to have a total hip replacement, and in 2011 she broke her wrist... 
When I read this it certainly inspired me... especially as I am the other side of 50..and I often find myself wandering if I have left it too late to start a life and may be a career in this wonderful ancient practice.
'Tao's philosophy is: "There is nothing we cannot do if we harness the power within us."'

And if its good enough for Tao Porchon-Lynch.....