This weekend rocked. It went by a little too quickly, though (doesn’t it always).
Yesterday, I spent the day with other yoga lovers in workshops with JP Tamblyn-Sabo. He is one of my most influential teachers, even though I haven’t yet had the opportunity to study with him on a regular basis. I was determined to have him come to Waterloo and teach the Waterloo Yoga Club, which I help run.
We were all finally able to coordinate, and he came to teach a fantastic workshop on arm balancing to a big group of eager students. Everyone left with a smile on their face. The most important piece of information I gathered (for my own practice) was about the immense strength achieved in grounding properly. I’ve always known that, and my intention is to teach poses from the ground up, always. However, once I truly understood hasta bandha on Saturday and pressed all of my inner knuckles into the mat, the lift that I was able to create with the “suction cup” of my hand was astounding.
As I continue to practice yoga and take classes with various teachers at different stages in my practice, I continue to make tiny breakthroughs. There’s so much to learn in this ongoing practice.
Practice, practice, all is coming. – Pattabhi Jois
Later that day, we went to my parents’ house to celebrate my mom’s birthday. I made another incarnation of the Raw Strawberry Cheezecake, and it was a hit with the family! I modified it slightly by using more cashews, one whole layer (instead of two) and more sweetener than I would usually put in. There were no leftovers.
Sunday was so simple, yet magical. The husband and I went to the park so that he can use his new camera. Some of my favourite photos are below (including the one above).
The day ended with an interval run together, which was not fun at all while it was happening. We followed the run with a green juice (cucumber, celery, carrot, pear, ginger, lemon, kale) that we practically inhaled.
Cheers to Monday! This week promises to be a busy one.