Tuesday, January 10, 2012

a day in a life...

another day, another blog post, another new year's resolution.  to write...simply~write.  it happens so fast. one minute you're rising, the next you're hitting the sac. the days fly by and i struggle to capture small moments...glimpses of my life that become cherished memories.  so this year...2012 i intend to capture these moments with my words.  it's not hard...just make time to write~something i love to do.  so authentic mama breathes life again, and it's up to you..yes YOU to keep me motivated. please post a comment if you believe in a mama who wants to s...l...o...w...down and give story to her life.

in the fall of 2011 i participated in the 30 day yoga challenge at essential yoga studio here in fernie, bc. the challenge? 30 days of yoga in 40 days time. i feel compelled to write about this experience today, because well...i want to capture it. i was so proud of myself after the challenge was over. it was hard getting to the studio nearly everyday, but i bent over backwards (no pun intended) and got there, and completed the challenge with one day to spare! wow! you can do anything you put your mind to..and yoga is a great way to help clear your mind.

i couldn't have known how much i need yoga in my life if i hadn't signed up for the challenge.  being at the studio everyday became ritual, and now practicing yoga is  ritual. i rise i salute the sun...it makes me feel like i've taken some time to connect with my mind, body, spirit...and our life force the sun.  after the challenge i didn't have a lot of money to spend on classes at the studio...another wish for 2012. but  i found a fantastic website that i find really affordable that has some great classes. my personal fave is forest yoga with cher. if you're in a similar situation check out yogadownload.com there are even some free 20 minute classes!  don't get carried away though...be sure to get back to the studio and connect with your local yogis. 

okay...the time is now. this is my latest affirmation and mantra.  i have a few messages to myself in random spots in my kitchen.  the time is now.  a reminder of the book...'the power of now' by eckhart tolle.  everything is okay right now. in this moment, this action, right now.  in 2012 i intend to live in the now as much as possible.

fingertips at home row
delivering the flow
of my mind
it's time to stop the rewind
quit being behind
the time
the past is gone
the future is strong
but the now belongs
in the music
of your songs
like my freestyle
it's been a while
but i'ma make ya smile
with my lyrical steez
urban dictionaries
if you don't follow with ease
like my rhymes come to me
i type to slow to catch the flow
of my lyrics
for now you hear it
in the now
don't fear it...

i gotta do that more often.  i'm asleep. if you want to write spoken word, just do it. sit down and write. see what comes to mind.  it's all good writing if you take the time to do it. don't fall asleep.
i'm putting together a show..."when i grow up" an evening of spoken word with tanya malcolm.
stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. You can get yoga DVDs at libraries or tag sales. Or borrow from friends. And thank you for the reminder about how great yoga is. I love to do it but over the last year have drifted away from it. Although I always intend to popping in a disc and rolling out my mat I just never seem to do it. Too bad we didn't live closer together and you could drag me to some classes.
    Love and miss you. xoxoxoxoxoxo