Today’s abs WO & my previous identity as an Ashtangi

Talking about the old days Had a msg chat yesterday with an old Astanga buddy from NYC. Hearing about mutual friends and the inevitable injuries, pose striving torture and the somewhat desperate fear of “losing” poses, well, it doesn’t make me miss being in that world. We joked about that fall 2012 Miami workshop liberating me, as I was already in the new phase process … Continue reading Today’s abs WO & my previous identity as an Ashtangi

Magick, Mediation, Motivation – or lack thereof

Magick & Meditation Month was pretty much a bust I don’t feel like I accomplished anything and, in fact, I have regressed terribly in terms of other kinds of personal discipline, like exercise. What I was most hoping was that daily ritual would – yes “magically” – help my real life efforts in the interminable struggle to make ANY sort of money in Godforsaken Podunk. That … Continue reading Magick, Mediation, Motivation – or lack thereof

More on Mudras – Magick & Meditation Month

I mentioned a few days ago I’d started reading this book on mudras. I’ve pretty much finished it, the relevant parts anyway. I’ll return it on my next visit to the library As I mentioned on Insta 3 days ago, I started practicing a new hand mudra during my seated meditation, Pran Mudra. View this post on Instagram Card of the Day: 4 of disks, … Continue reading More on Mudras – Magick & Meditation Month

“Lazy” is a symptom of a larger apathy

Exercise just isn’t a priority right now Well, it’s true, that even after a couple decades of self-motivated effort that any break in the discipline can take root in a short period of time. This is why it wasn’t at all a waste of money to keep purchasing HR monitors when the old ones failed, especially if you consider the difference in costs between that and a … Continue reading “Lazy” is a symptom of a larger apathy

Mornings are good though

Such an aimless existence. Every morning I wake up slowly, but my first interactions are always positive. Cats! I usually get pillow cuddles from at least one of them, then I get up and get my coffee fixings. I feed them upstairs. I’d have to sit on the toilet in the downstairs bathroom with them if I didn’t, to keep track of who eats what … Continue reading Mornings are good though

This is going to be a pretty good week

Art Plans It’s suddenly springtime and for all of its deficiencies, the natural beauty of Portland springs are glorious. Yesterday when I got the cats outside I looked ahead at the weather and realized it’s finally plein air painting time again! I’ve really lagged on using my oils downstairs. I can’t get the lighting right. I’ve had to back myself into an awkward corner to … Continue reading This is going to be a pretty good week

This’d be a fine town to settle if I could earn a living

I used to live around the corner from here. Read that Amazon bought two buildings across the street on SW Broadway & is slated to be the largest tech employer here in Podunk. That means higher rents downtown and more tech bros! Not that I could ever earn a living wage here, with or without competing against youngsters with tech salaries. At a certain point, … Continue reading This’d be a fine town to settle if I could earn a living

Velvet Buzzsaw & today’s workout

Well… I’ve been a few days without using the Wahoo. I’ve gotta say I am still way less motivated. Like, every time I do exercise it’s an epic struggle just to do anything whatsoever. But you know, I had a healthy slice of lasagna for lunch, along with some buttered spinach I steamed. I kind of want to make cookies… We didn’t get that much snow, … Continue reading Velvet Buzzsaw & today’s workout