COVID 19

It’s been more than a week of trying to stay at home due to this unprecedented world wide crisis we’re going through right now- the Corona Virus or COVID19.

Started in China, then Italy became the epicenter, then the United States and then now in Canada. I thought it was surreal- like a bad dream but it is still happening as we speak. The whole of California is in lock down right now. All of the schools, recreation centers, most public places, hotels and restaurants are closed. All events are cancelled! Almost everyone was told to stay at home! Social distancing is the word! Toilet paper is the number one consumer item; along with Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer. We are lucky to have the modern technology to meet virtually through Zoom, to practice Yoga, to exercise to chat to watch concerts online. To see friends and family through FaceTime and Facebook video calls. I am thankful that I can take a walk outside to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. I am happy that I have the comforts of home, enjoy home cooked meals and drive to the grocery store to get the necessities. At the onset of this I felt the fear and uncertainty that is all over the news and the social media. My daughter was so confused when all the school and social events were cancelled! It was her 17th birthday and the whole world seem focused on the fear! And I was one of them- but I tried to pause and listen to my heart and tune inwards. There is HOPE- we can do this together! We can prevent this to envelope our whole beings- we can fight this virus! We have FAITH- we know that if we have good health and common sense to make smart choices: boost our immune system by eating good, healthy food, have restful and good night’s sleep, keep our surroundings clean and WASH OUR HANDS! We can overcome this. God’s got this too! We pray and encourage each other. WE CAN DO THIS! It is possible- to flatten the curve! We have to be PATIENT. This will take time. But in the meantime, busy ourselves with good stuff. Let’s be THANKFUL, let’s be ACTIVE, let’s be HAPPY together! Let’s defeat this virus COVID19!

AnyTing Yoga

So excited to be teaching Yoga at iava Wellness for the first time! I felt well supported and loved by old and new friends! I had six people came out! I had the “practicum” feeling again but was good- a little bit emotional but I thought it went well!

Then right after the #SELFLOVE Yoga Flow trikonasa ting– went straight to Seniors’ Home for my Gentle Restorative Chair Yoga. I told them about my mother who had an SCI (spinal column injury) last year but thank God she’s back on her feet and starting to dance again! They were receptive and hope to do this again with them soon.

Also had my Yoga 1010 at the King’s University! Yess got to demo some standing asanas (poses) with the students, faculty and staff. Dispelled the notion that you need to be flexible to do Yoga! NOT!

Still very nervous about my yoga classes though- need to practice my sequence, need to curate my playlist, need to promote in social media ( i have to admit-not my favorite because of self promotion but I need people to come otherwise….) need to time my transition, need to prep my aromatherapy, need to internalize and meditate.

Yeah lots & lots of things to do all Yoga related. But I still love, love yoga! Anything yoga! 🙂

 

 

AnyTing Yoga

I did it! After doing my very first awkward downward dog, getting hooked in this Yoga thing- then getting injured (but not from Yoga!) but kept going and showing up in my mat even with the air boot- to boot 🙂 ha ha. And guess what? I did it! Made it and graduated the Yoga Teacher Training! It was the most difficult and also rewardingRYT200 (1) experience I did! Totally changed my life’s perspectives! Really! So let’s do this- AnyTing Yoga! 

Yes it’s my birthday!

But don’t ask me my age please… because I have to count and I’m not at good in Math!

I told my husband I just want no dishes on the kitchen sink and maybe, maybe Thai take out.

I’m not a fan of parties anyways… nor gifts… I have everything I need… There was a little quiz on facebook the other day and gave you a few things to pick – and I chose coffee, book and leggings!  ha ha ha! I really wanted to go back to basics. My husband renovated his old junk room to be my study cum art room because it has a big window and he painted it white just the way I like it. And it was finished last night just in time for my birthday! It is a big white room, with a big window, a white table and a chair. And when you talk it echoes because it is empty; the room speaks out loud! It does not need anything else. I. LOVE. IT! I wish I can do this in every aspect of my life. I started already but it is going slow…eventually I will get there to the Basics, to the White Room. Then I can hear it speak loud and clear.

Happy Birthday Self!

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things I learned when I broke my foot

broken footI’m forced to slow down

It’s ok to cry and grieve for my loss

It’s ok to be sad not to be able to drive, walk, dance for now…

it’s ok to ask help to reach for the butter

it’s ok to have a messy kitchen

I can’t do downward dog but I can do three legged dog thingy

I can still do “happy baby” with my bionic leg- yay!

I’m building my arms & upper body strength

I actually enjoy doing nothing

I’m stuck with my husband & daughter and really get to hang out with them

I need to accept to impose on people and swallow my pride- tough!

I get to find out who are the people that I can rely on- aha!

  • I’m learning watercolour painting Man with broken leg using medical scooter sees another man with a broken leg using a biker gang-style chopper medical scooter.
  • please don’t stare at me…
  • if I’m alone and desperate I can crawl to anywhere
  • I appreciate the handicap bathroom
  • the handicap push buttons are timed so fast, c’mon!
  • I need to still laugh at myself
  • I’m learning to be patient with myself
  • most people are really considerate
  • wow! essential oils really calm my nerves and help my foot
  • I need to eat more greens and kefir and other calcium rich foods
  • I hop along but I’m still the same person
  • I love my super cool knee scooter and kids dig them too!
  • I appreciate my feet- I so miss walking with them