yoga pirate…











{October 16, 2009}   yoga spa day…

be careful what you ask for…

about three months ago i was totally burned out at work…ready to pack it in, change jobs, go back to school and become something else…i told mr. pirate how much i would like to take a leave of absence in october…oh, about three weeks ago i had emergency abdominal surgery  for a ruptured ovarian cyst.  they took another unruptured cyst and, while they were at it, my appendix……i am beginning my fourth week away from work and remain blissed out…

so, this week i organized a spa day for myself, a day-long yoga retreat spent at home,  and today was the day… i got the idea from the ethers then saw an article in YJ about aaaalll the great yoga retreats there are around this planet i cannot afford

…well, i put two and two together and came up with the answer…exotic ault colorado would do.

here is the schedule i went by:

SPA DAY

0615 AWAKEN

0630-0645 MEDITATION

0645-0745 TEA AND OATMEAL

paris tea from harney and sons tea company

paris tea from harney and sons tea company

0745- 0830 JOURNAL AND READ

0830-0915 RUN

0915-1015 BATHE AND DO NAILS

1015-1115 YOGA

1115-1215 LUNCH

1215-1245 WALK

1245-1300 MEDITATION

1315-1415 YOGA

1415-1500 READ AND TEA

1500-1545 NAP

1545-1600 MEDITATION

1600-1630 YOGA

here is my asana schedule that i devised…

1st hour

STANDING ASANAS

DOWNWARD FACING DOG

FLOOR WORK

TWISTS

HIP OPENERS

2nd hour

BALANCING ASANAS

INVERSIONS

FORWARD/BACKWARD BENDS

Last half hour

RESTORATIVE ASANAS

i went for a long run in the early air…i ate whole grains, fruits and vegetables…i read uplifting, yoga-related articles in the late fall sun…and a nap, a glorious nap…

i have every intention of doing this every quarter to fill up my tank that oncology nursing empties…have you ever done a yoga retreat? how about a spa day? did it revitalize you or just drain your wallet?

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