Happy New Year & 2012 Recap

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Did you stay up? I actually fell asleep watching 30 Rock around 11:30 but luckily I have the best husband ever and he woke me up in time to share the strike of midnight and a new year’s kiss ūüôā I’m trying to cut back on coffee thus I was very tired yesterday night.

2012 was a big year¬†for our house – here’s a recap.

  1. I taught my first (and probably last) yoga class at my old job Рturns out I like taking yoga much more than teaching yoga, at least for now. People seemed to like my classes but teaching is just not for me! (January)
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  2. I went back to my old job¬†(I had left it for ~5 months, but missed it almost as soon as I’d gone). (March)
  3. My hubby and I bought an apartment in NYC. And then we renovated it (still renovating it…). (Closed in May; began renovations in November)
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  4. I joined a CSA¬†and¬†discovered a¬†farmers’ market¬†on the corner of my street. (June)
  5. I joined Pure Yoga back at the end of June (and Bobby just joined in late November so now we can go to yoga together). (June)
  6. I fixed my PCOS. (Basically by eating more carbs, and more in general, more food more regularly.) I also ate a lot of PCOS bread. (July)
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  7. Bobby and I went on a yoga retreat with Raghunath (August), and I tried Mysore Ashtanga yoga (July).
  8. Bobby and I went to Japan for 2 weeks for fun (and so I could finally Рafter 7 years of being together Рmeet his family!). (October)
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  9. I went to India for 9 days for work. (December)
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  10. NYC got hit by Hurricane Sandy Рour home was unaffected, but my work lost power for a week and many of my friends and family members, including my parents, were also without power. Sandy Workout & Sandy Link Love.

What were the important things in your life for 2012?

Stop SOPA and Another Yoga Playlist (#3)

I am posting today to draw attention to two dangerous bills that are currently going through the House of Representatives and the Senate. These bills are SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act).

It is worth a few minutes of your time to get familiar with these bills and understand how they may affect you (even if you’re not in the US):

Still there? I hope so, and I hope that this site and many others will be here, online, for your consumption, for many many days and years to come. Don’t let the government black out the internet.

My 3rd Flow Yoga Playlist

(Only a few new songs; many taken from the last 2 weeks because I had no time! But it’s actually my favorite so far because I was able to pick and choose exactly what worked and what didn’t work from earlier.)

  • Comptine D‚ÄôUn Autre Ete – L‚ÄôApres Midi – Amelie Soundtrack
  • Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
  • My Love – The Bird and The Bee
  • Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  • You Don’t Know Me – Ben Folds
  • Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
  • Love Song – Sara Bareilles
  • What You Wish For – Guster
  • A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth) – College
  • Heartbreak Warfare – John Mayer
  • You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
  • Remember When It Rained – Josh Groban
  • La Femme D’Argent – Air

My song of the week is “Somebody that I Used to Know” – I love it:

Any songs you are digging this week?

Have you read about SOPA/PIPA yet?

Yoga Flow Playlist #2 – Teacher Resource

My second flow yoga class was today during lunch. I think I may change the time though – it seems like it’s not ideal for many people. It’s currently set for 1:30pm on a Wednesday – I’m thinking after work might be better? What do you guys think? What time would you want to go to yoga if your office offered it?

Flow Yoga Playlist #2

  1. Comptine D’Un Autre Ete – L’Apres Midi – Amelie Soundtrack
  2. The Office – Soundtrack
  3. A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth) – College
  4. Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  5. Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
  6. Half Of My Heart – John Mayer
  7. Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
  8. Grey Street – Dave Matthews Band
  9. Love Save The Empty – Erin McCarley
  10. Quiet Times – Dido
  11. Brass Bed – Josh Gracin
  12. Remember When It Rained – Josh Groban
  13. Finally Moving – Pretty Lights
  14. La Femme D’Argent – Air

Click here for all my yoga playlists. (Note that the last couple songs on this playlist are the same as last time; last time we got started late and didn’t get through all the songs but I didn’t want them to go to waste.)

I’d love to hear any song suggestions you may have. I really think music is key to a yoga class. In fact, I get a little annoyed when I don’t like the music. That’s something I have to work on letting go of.

Yoga Flow Playlist #1 – Teacher Resource

I say Playlist #1 in the title because I hope this is the first of many to come. I had my first yoga class today (teaching) and I think it went well. Especially well when you consider it was my first full, true class. I taught at my company’s gym during one of the lunch slots. This was my playlist:

Flow Yoga Playlist #1

  1. The Cave – Mumford & Sons
  2. Heartbreak Warfare – John Mayer
  3. What You Wish For – Guster
  4. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
  5. Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  6. Comptine d’un autre √©t√©: L’apr√®s-midi – Amelie soundtrack
  7. Used To Be – Beach House
  8. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  9. Someone Like You – Adele
  10. Island In The Sun – Weezer
  11. Love Song – Sara Bareilles
  12. Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band
  13. Finally Moving – Pretty Lights
  14. La Femme D’Argent – Air
  15. Zenith – from a Planet Yoga CD

Actually didn’t make it to the last three songs because we started late, but it worked out perfectly – Crash Into Me is a great Savasana song.

What are some of your favorite songs to do yoga to?