JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 365 :: gratitude

30 Dec

Day 365: One more day.

Gratitude: this year we get one more day. One. More. Day!

What will you do with your one more day?
I will be doing YOGA of course…and laundry…but I will be on the lookout for something special for this extra bonus day this year.

I mean, hey, if you didn’t use it up on February 29th, why not take advantage on December 31??

{xoxo} 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 364 :: a year of yoga pants

29 Dec

Day 364: For real.

If this were a regular year, tomorrow would be the last day of my yoga promise. It would be my last required yoga practice. But since it’s a leap year there are two more days to go. Extra credit? Maybe. More trickery from 2016? Probably.

I am in full-on reflection mode. It’s what happens at this time of year, maybe you are too? As you look back and zoom forward seeing all that is in your past and what is in your path ahead.

Looking back, I see a year of yoga pants. Lots of yoga pants. And stretchy fitting yoga tops. I have practically lived in my yoga clothes this year, waiting for the moment I will surrender to my daily practice.

Leaping forward, I don’t see that changing. I will probably still be in yoga pants every damn day. It’s the “jeans” of our generation. It’s the uniform of choice. And quite frankly they are downright comfy soft chic. Yes, that’s a thing.

Looking back, I also realize that I have both loved and loathed my yoga practice. It has been opening and softening. It has been painful and pressure packed. It has been easy and graceful. It’s amazing how the same thing can be so different from day to day. Just goes to show how much can change in one day.

Zooming forward, I’m wondering how much can change in one year. I’m never the same person on Day 365 as I was on Day 1. It’s how this process works. I should know that by now. But it always surprises me. Will I do yoga in the future? Hell yes. Will I do it everyday. Maybe. Maybe not. Will it change over time. Oh, yes.

And that is the power of a promise. We don’t see all the little changes that add up day to day. But when we look at all of them over the journey of a year we see magic. Powerful magic.

And lots of yoga pants.
Namaste, Yoga Pants. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{Got yoga pants?} 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 363 :: giving it all 

28 Dec

Day 363: You’ve Got.

Well, 2016…. my, my, my. So many surprises. Today we send off Debbie Reynolds. I was touched by this quote I found of hers:

“I gave it all that I had, and it’s gratifying that others seem to be receiving it so well.”
-DEBBIE REYNOLDS

It seems fitting in so many ways. And it has me asking myself the same thing. Have I given it all that I had?

Have you?

This year was a year of yoga for me. And did I give it all I’ve got? Hum… I’m not sure. I certainly know I gave in to yoga each day. But did I give it all? Not sure how to measure that.

I know I failed at the Yoga Shred. But at least I started and learned and gained more knowledge. Christmas kind of landed in the middle of it, so it took a break.

I know I blogged every single day. And that, my dear, feels like the real win here. But did I give it ALL I’ve got? Not sure. Sometimes I admittedly phoned it in.

And that brings me to this: Showing Up.

I believe in showing up. I believe in doing my best. I believe in being present. I believe in trying my hardest. I’m not sure I string each of those elements together every single day but I show up. I show up. I show up.

And that, it seems, is giving it my best shot. And, truly where the magic happens.

Namaste, Showing Up. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{Giving Your All?} 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 362 :: for carrie

27 Dec

Day 361: 2016.

Well, 2016. You are going out with a bang aren’t you?

Bon voyage, Carrie Fisher.

Feels like I just saw you last night at the movie theater. And, I did due to some pretty amazing CGI.

And so, 2016, you continue to be full of surprises. All the more reason for us to focus on what matters most. I will be focusing on yoga for a few more days and then…. on to the next promise!

What will 2017 bring you?
What are you focusing on?
What is your NEXT new year going to be all about?

Namaste, Surprises. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{Focused?} 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 361 :: going rogue

26 Dec

Day 361: One.

Da da daaaa da, da da daaaa da, da, daaaa, da, da, da…..
Tonight we went rogue.

Rogue One.

It was so good. So good! So good! (you can say that Fenway Park-style if you know what I mean).

It may not be the best Star Wars ever made but it was certainly a trip worth taking. I think what I appreciate most of all is the joy of feeling like a kid again watching the big screen with our now extended family of little nieces. I think we were all wide-eyed and curious. It’s the kind of thing Christmas Break is made of.

Speaking of Christmas Break there will be no Yoga Shred tonight either! Oy vey, I’m on a roll! But there was downward dogging and stretching and yoga all the same. Because I may be not be shredding but the force still runs strong in this one.

And…if you wish, you can still join the Shred course here.
Namaste, Force. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{Going Rogue?} 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 360 :: pretty christmas

25 Dec

Day 360: Morning.

Another Christmas is in the books. This one came with a snowy mountain sunrise scene (with coffee) and many gifts.

Amongst the shiny things and tech toys and warm and fuzzies, the best gift was being together.

After a year of yoga (almost) I have learned a few things about myself and how far I can stretch. So tonight, it is with great awareness that I say… I’m not shredding tonight! Just a few yoga stretches of the Christmas kind. And I’m okay with that because what was I thinking doing the Yoga Shred over Christmas???

And…if you wish, you can still join the Shred course here.
Namaste, Gifts. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{Gifts} 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 359 :: letters to santa

24 Dec

Day 359: And Whitney.
It’s Christmas Eve. And I’m loving the letters to Santa.

And the records we are playing from days gone by — Huey Louis and The New, Lionel Richie, Footloose, Whitney Houston.

We just woke up all the kids. Because we adults are being too loud. There is a little wine involved – but it at least has 13 essential minerals – so Merry Christmas everyone!

No Yoga Shred tonight! But there will be a downward dog or two.
You can still join the Shred course here.
Namaste, Christmas Eve. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{Merry Christmas} 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 358 :: does santa do yoga

23 Dec

 Day 358: Downward Reindeer?

It’s almost the night before Christmas… and I’m curious does Santa do yoga?

The Yoga Shred was light tonight but will be back on tomorrow because I’m resting up for….

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Namaste, Santa. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{l Believe}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 357 :: lemon-aid

22 Dec

Day 357: Water.

The Yoga Shred has me all lemoned out.

I forgot about how much I love hot lemon water. I love it. Really, I do. It’s refreshing and – BONUS – detoxifyin’ too.

So there. Shred on. Drinking my lemon water. Feeling all yoga cleansed. Now… can I have some chocolate?? I earned it, right? Right. On.

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Namaste, Lemon Water. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 356 :: wine and coffee

21 Dec

Day 356: Oh, yeah.

Tonight’s Yoga Shred is the best yet. It’s all about drinking wine and coffee. Wine? Coffee? I am paying attention now.


The reasoning to adding these two ingredients to your diet?
1. To evacuate better – Yup! That’s Coffee.
2. 13 Essential Minerals – Thank you Wine!

Best news of the year if you ask me! Actually, to be fair there’s also lots of tips on greens and fresh vegetables…. but… score one for coffee and wine.

You can join the Shred course here.
Namaste, Coffee and Wine. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{coffee or wine?}
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