Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm back!

...and am now legally wed.

I honestly couldn't have asked for a better, more beautiful day. The weather was gorgeous, everything went smoothly, and most importantly, we were surrounded by people we loved. I couldn't feel more blessed.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Emotions are not the enemy

Today was exactly what I needed. I slept in, lounged around the house until the afternoon, ran a few errands and then did a couple of yoga classes. Yes, a couple. I ended up taking a class right after my private session. Two and a half hours of yoga today! Crazy.

I've often had teachers say that a certain pose or twist can release certain emotions, and I have to admit that I've often rolled my eyes at that. Today, though, after doing a particularly difficult shoulder-opener in my private class, I started bawling for absolutely no reason. I mean, yes, I've been generally stressed about the wedding, family, work, etc., but I was feeling really good today! Fortunately, I was alone with one of my all-time favourite teachers, so it wasn't as embarrassing as it could have been. She encouraged me to let go and just have a good cry, and I have to admit that I felt waaaay better afterwards. 

My practice was so much smoother and cleaner after I had my little meltdown. The second class was actually a breeze compared with the private one! Later, a friend of mine called, and she said that I sounded happier than I have in weeks. So maybe a few tears are a good thing?

Have any of you ever experience an emotional release while practicing? When and what happened? I am actually super fascinated by this now!

p.s. The picture today is from Riverdale Farm here in Toronto - because who can resist a tunnel with a light at the end of it?

I am bad at blogging

I know that it's been a while since I posted, mostly because I'm living in a haze of work-yoga-wedding-prep-thank-you-card insanity. I have so much that I want to write about, so I think I'll just put it in point form:

- My sisters were here this weekend! I adore them.
- Two of my best friends and my sisters threw me a surprise wedding shower that involved delicious food, Apples to Apples, and belly dancing.
- Everyone is being so awesome about the wedding, and I am feeling really loved. 
- The staff that I have right now is probably one of the best that I've ever worked with. 
- They gave me a certificate for a pedicure/manicure for my wedding!
- It will be the first manicure and pedicure I've ever had!
- I am getting married in 9 days
- I am starting to feel really overwhelmed, even though I swore that I would make this as easy as possible.
- Some people that I really care about aren't able to make it (for super legitimate reasons!) and that's hard.
- Family politics are really tough.
- My wedding is going to be pretty small and intimate and I'm really excited! It will be full of people we love.
- I haven't had as much time for yoga lately, and my practice has definitely suffered.
- I tried my first hot class at a Moksha studio and I really liked it!
- I am doing a private class today with one my favourite teachers of all time. 
- I'm trying to justify the expense as a de-stress-wedding-gift-to-myself sort of thing.
- I am super tired and emotional these days.

That's all for now, my lovelies. Think good thoughts and enjoy the gorgeous weather!