“Yoga is serenity.”
–Bhagavad Gita (400 – 300 B.C.E.)
The Bhagavad Gita (or just Gita) is a sacred Hindu scripture – essentially a summary of Hinduism and a guide for (Hindu) life. I have never read it, but I like its definition of yoga. This phrase reminds me that simplicity is usually the best answer. The serenity and peace I feel on my mat should be present in the rest of my life as well.
Today’s yoga (I try to do a short session almost every day) was a 20 minute podcast from YogaDownload called Hip Opening Flow #2. I started working my way through every 20 minute podcast they have online (they start way back in April 2007) last week and I am on the fifth one now. This should take me a while as I don’t plan on doing more than one new one each day. The Hip Opening Flow #2 was quite peaceful and calm (serene) but decimated my hips. I hold tension in my hips. Do you? Apparently it is a common place to hold anxiety and negative emotions.
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Thank you so much for all your well wishes for Bo! He is doing fine now. He had a urethra blockage and could not pee Luckily we caught it in time and the vet was able to unblock him. He’s feeling much better and says *meowThankYoumeow*. (If you are looking for an amazing vet on the UES, call Dr. Cotter.)
Today’s topic… Fun addictions.
Sometimes you should just eat whatever you want and let go trying to be “healthy” all the time. I think I talked about this before – being happy actually has more of an impact on your health than food and fitness. Read more here.
I Love Grilled Cheese
One thing that made my Friday last week was a grilled cheese sandwich that I had for lunch. The ingredients were (I didn’t make it; I bought it at the deli near my office):
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First – an announcement: I finally made a Facebook Page for Say Yes to Salad! Like me pleeeeeeease
My sister came into town last night. She has off today, so we are headed up to Providence to visit Brown (she is a senior in high school). We’re taking the Peter Pan bus (just $29.95 RT from NYC to Providence). I miss Julia! She was my maid of honor. She is also a vegetarian (going on 10 years probably – she hasn’t eaten meat since she was about 7).
I still love looking at my wedding photos. (Tarantino Photo -> Featured Events -> Maggie & Robert. If you want the password to my gallery just email me.)
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