Thursday, June 27, 2013

UYoga - 23

Boy time can fly when you have a few *off* days. Things just got to much for me and I was not able to get my yoga practice in. Well today, I got in with Mediation to start. I feel more connected, on point when I place my intent first. I get to invite the holy spirit in and the other helpers so I don't get discouraged. I wrote on my dry erase board *Do what you can, With what you have where you are at*. That's important to say all the time. I'm who I am, not Jeanna, not Tammy, not Barbara but Cheryl Grant Samms. I'm living in this body and this is the one I have to work with. So, be patient and love her just as she is. She's the best body I have. Sean Corn was kind today. I love her instruction but some time it feels hard to hold the pose while she continues to say how to get into it and hold. I swear I've healed it 10 or so seconds more then when she decides to say, okay come out of that one. I think Yoga as all day because it's not the poses, it's the inviting of spirit. To be a good person in everything I do with who ever I talk to who ever I reply to. I thank God for waking me this morning and allowing me to sleep peacefully and sound. I had things on my mind the other day and I have to face a bit of a Giant in the next day and 3 hours. I pray that what I say will be received in love.

Monday, June 24, 2013

UYoga - 22

And we made it on the mat again.  I enjoyed today for I actually put in 2 dads. (smile) I think I want to use (s) vs LOL.  any way (s) LOL.  okay… okay.  So I did some of Baron Baptiste today. Oh boy, lot of abdominal work. He's good but working the core is such a pain and I do mean figuratively.  So, thank goodness it was short but it made me feel I had not done enough because it was over so fast. So, I put in his other DVD I have and that was enough.  Enough being present and applying myself.  Yoga, well, they say do what you can and leave the rest. I did. But each time I do I find myself in more prayer about why my body is not doing the postures as they are meant to be done.  The Camel. and The Bridge   both are trying. I'll try not to use words that are defeating.  But, I can't get my hands under my back with the back that high off the ground and the Camel, well I just can't let go of both hands to touch my feet as it hurts my lower back. so, I'll have to look up modifications and modify until it all … lets…… go….

Sunday, June 23, 2013

UYoga - 21

Yea. Moving right along here.  Nice night, nice day.  Had a good day withRay in his bible study.  Nice to share the light with others.

I was still able to come home and do yoga.  I did Sean Corn again, but a different one.  She doesn't talk as much.  This is a talk over one and much better.  It's still difficult but I can do this.  Just go slower. Breathe and flow.  The issue I have to do is get a bit after, more sure in my Up dog and then into down dog.  I get hesitant there but I know, I will move through this.  Today, I also took a bit of a break but then I got up and continued when she did the floor postures.  Lots of twisting and she explained what you are doing while doing the posture and you know, that feels great.  Just knowing what you are working on because you can send the breath into that muscle feel great, better.  I enjoy Sea.  I almost did Baron but I'm glad I did what I did.  

Do your meditation, set the intent and flow.  

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Uyoga - 20

So Sweet. Sean Corn is a blessing. Today I did most of her Vinyasa Flow.  She is so sweet an into yoga.  She also was born to teach. She makes sure you are lined up, before you start your flow. I like her instruction and her demeanor.  You do pray to make it flow.  I may not get my foot all the way up to the front of the mat from downward dog but that's okay. I'm working on it.  My intent is there to do yoga to be one with the spirit. to give light to others to come to Yoga.  I thank God for the guidance in this journey and for the teachers he has put before me to learn from . Thank you all ૐ  shanti.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

UYoga - 19

Did Yoga outside today. It was really nice. Still had to watch Pepper but it was really nice on the grass.
Highly recommend an outdoor workout when you can. I did Baron Baptiste Core Power, Power vinyasa Yoga. it's a 30 minute program and very nice.  New day, new breath, new thoughts. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Curvy Yoga Videos

Here is a list of videos on how to get into poses for those with curves. :) Enjoy, take what you need and leave the rest.


UYoga - 18

Yes, today I did Restorative Yoga. I loved it. It just allows your body to flow over the coaster and relax. Like giving yourself permission to let go. I enjoyed the leg sequence, the back the most and then the flow over the bolster. Even upon awakening you can still enjoy Restorative yoga. The sequence I did was from a beach scene at Doyogawithme. Last night I also talked with Donna Gershman at You Will Heal. What an awakening talk I had. I didn't want to disconnect from Sype. She is definitely in her truth. Thank you Donna so so many times.

Monday, June 17, 2013

UYoga - 17

And we are moving right along now. Seems once you find something you can do it does go fast. AT one point I didn't know if I was ever going to get past 2 weeks. But I'm moving. I'm on th emat and today I did yoga Foundations 2nd class. I thought I was suppose to do class 1 but since class 2 was geared up in the player, I said, just go with it.. I really like the breathing and I'm getting to like that little, what is it Song Bird pose. I just look down and hold tight so I can stay on my branch) Even though I eat nothing before yoga, my stomach still feels like a 2 10 pins in there. I dream when I breathe I hollow out my stomach and envision what it would feel like to have a flattened belly. Ah to dream. Hope it's not impossible. I've been after this goal for the life of me. Food was good. I ate left over wonderful baked chicken I made from a good rub from Whole foods. yes, it was worth every penny. I had some rice and green beans and called it a healthy meal. Later on, I had a nice juicy tasty piece of watermelon. Felt bad for throwing that rind out because if I were juicing the melon, I would have used that. But before that I made cranberry, apple, lime juice. It was good but even just a slice of lemon makes it taste like Lemonade so quickly. Today is the first day, I'm feeling a bit better in the shoulder area with the passing of the shingles. Wow, that is a trip I do not want anyone to have to suffer through. It hurts and it hurts some more. But, I'm healing as I rest and that makes me feel better.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

UYoga - 16

Don't even know how to keep up with myself. But today I did yoga from Amazon called Yoga for Health and other stuff. It was interesting. She was pretty good. Good I'll say, slow enough for me to keep and good because she did things I had not done before but enjoying trying. I'd say I'd do it again just so I could practice those poses. I did the Plow pose with putting the stool in back of me so I would have some place to touch my feet without dangling them in the air. I'm not yet stretched enough in my spine to have my feet touch the floor. This does feel good though. Will feel even better when I get rid of some of that flesh between my ribs and my hips. Just not enough space there to hold it. I don't want it so it might as well give up and go away. I really don't care also what boat it best on but it best get on a boat and get out of here. My book by Baron Baptiest came today also. Journey into Power and something tells me I might bet getting more books. Might as well have a library in which to refer to because I'm going to referring everyone to yoga. Love the practice today and I'm glad it's done. At first from doing my errands I didn't think I would get it done but God made a way and it was appreciated.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Uyoga - 14 and 15

Wonderful day. I had a good time on the mat with Sean Corn and Baron Baptiste. Baron is a bit slower, could use some better music but he was good. I'll put him in for a weekly do. Sean was gorgeous, just her message makes it go by fast. Lots of good twist and now that I understand what the twist are for, detox, I'll be more then glad to do them. I won't miss Travis because he is the star with 3 positions in my weekly line up. The whole point for me now is health, good form, good practice and share what I learn with others. Yoga is for everyone. Any age, and body. We know the main stream media shows women as big as a plant leaf but really, that's the wrong image of yoga. If you saw the men in India who are doing yoga, you would not see very many pencil leaves doing yoga. I wish I could so very much go on a yoga retreat. Just to sit and listen to the scholars of yoga. But since I need more Benjamins I will have to just dream and look at my dream board about where I'll go to be with more Yogis and Yogini's. Today was a great day on the mat. All three of them.. See you tomorrow with pleasure as we go forth remembering what we did today so it will be welcome, tomorrow. Namaste

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

UYoga - 13

Really!!! I'm doing it.I'm doing it my way. It feels good. No complaining. Getting out of bed and putting on the yoga pants is one of the tricks. I can't drink my water so I have to do that after yoga or else it will be on the floor in front of me. I did Yoga Foundations 2 today. I loved it. It did feel as if I was able to twist a bit more when you do that think where you put one leg over the other and then have the opposite elbow reach to the outer knee. I have to find the names of these poses. Mirichi Pose I felt pretty good twisting more by holding stomach in, turn a little, breathe, the turn a little more an hold. That's as far as I'm to go. I also received two great things in the mail. Yoga and the Quest for the True Self and The Yoga Bootcamp Box by Baron Baptiste. Lots of learning and I'm going to enjoy doing that in the sunlight tomorrow.

Monday, June 10, 2013

UYoga - 12

YES, day 12 but really, do I need to count any more. When what I'm doing is what I will be doing for a very long time. Time to sell all the other DVDS because what is happening is 'm finding happiness in what I do. That might mean, I will have to sell my Bellicon. I enjoy yoga that much. I did Yoga Foundations today class 3. Oh what a beautiful session. What i also found is I ordered Baron Baptist Bootcamp Box All to continue my journey. I did give this blog the right name because I see you have to enjoy it. Don't have to do things that aren't comfortable, when you enjoy it. it brings out the best in you. It's not about getting stronger or doing poses longer or even standing on your head. Enjoy it. It will do for you what your body needs. Oh oh. Hot flash on the way up…

Sunday, June 9, 2013

UYoga- 11

What a beautiful day in the neighborhood. It's 79 degrees and beautiful outdoors. It was even more beautiful in doors as I did my yoga for the day. I felt like I was giving my body what it needed. yes, it was ready to do yoga. I planned that before I went to sleep so that when I awoke, I would be ready. It worked. Yoga was on my mind, the yoga words were in my thoughts. I have to read more so I can tok the language. I did Yoga foundations #2 today. It felt better then #1 or I just liked it. We did progress with more twists and and I'm getting to like the pose where you are on alternating knee and outstretched arm. I had the name now it escapes me. I like using all three mats also because no matter where my foot is, I'm on one. Feels better then even putting down my Mandala round mat. Had a good breakfast and it's going to be a good reading day.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

UYoga - 10

YES, I changed the name from Ultimate Yogi to Ultimate Yoga. Yoga is Ultimate to me. For me. I know it's going to do something on the inside and I'm ready. My discipline brings me to my mats and I enjoy it. That's what matters. I enjoy it. I don't have to ache in pain. I don't have to scream, I can't sit on the potty to give my body what it loves. We should love our bodies more an that means not beating them up. They are there to serve us on our journeys. Today I did Yoga Foundations and boy was that needed. I plan on building my own program from now until end of August or unless I feel strong enough to go back to UY. Travis' foundations is really where a newbie to yoga should begin. Even if you have done yoga before, check out how he recommends you do the postures. I feel good about this choice. I feel good about reading Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit. Great book about how we grow into what we are possibly searching for within ourselves. No wonder yoga is so eye opening. Maybe a lot of people were searching for answers and they came to the answer by being still. Yoga makes you be still and go inward. You can't get what yoga can give from Kettlebells, lifting weights, Pilates, Barre, dancing or Zumba. At least I didn't. I tried all that I listed and you know why? Because you are too busy doing in all of the other forms of exercise. When you quiet your mind and listen to your breath, your spirit does talk to you. It's been said to listen to the still small voices. Well, don't go bugging because it's when they talk to us. They have our full attention. From the book:
What ever the practice, as long as there is an intention to know thyself through it and the commitment to see the process through, almost any activity can become an opportunity for learning about yourself. Swadhyaya means staying with our process through thick and thin because it's usually when the going gets rough that we have the greatest opportunity to learn about ourselves.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ali Macgraw and Eric Schiffman

Well, A very kind man on my UY group 108 suggested I try this DVD. It's difficult to find without a steep price tag so I purchased it from iTunes, something i didn't know you could do. Any way this is what I bought. Ali MacGraw and Erich Schiffman: yoga mind and Body. It is a very nice pace practice. Something I can keep up with. Has a nice flow and I felt good in my body. Not like it was doing things it didn't want to or that I had to force it to do. Sometimes when things are like this makes you wonder if you are still doing yoga. But this is how yoga should be. Nothing hurting. But enjoy the flow. I thank you, John Hodgins for the great suggestion. I think now that I know I can do something else, I can still be Ultimate, I just won't be super Ultimate. I like yoga and knowing I was to do it for 108 days, I will still do it but at a more moveable pace.

 “Find a place inside of yourself where the ever changing ebb and flow of life does not dictate your fundamental sense of peace. Practice peace and peacefulness will come your way. Practice love, mindfulness, gratitude… and this is what your life will be made up of."

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Well I did plan to get on the mat but these shingles were hurting me today. I don't know if sun is too much but I'm down today. That's okay. I know what I have ahead of me. It wasn't all the shingle pain, it's friends lost pain. But I will remember not all friends come to stay,and some have other alternatives to being a friend which aren't the same as yours.

Monday, June 3, 2013

UYD - 8 Improvised

Well, I started off doing the day 8 suggested Cardio, a few rotations in and I said, I don't like this. It was alright for the warm up but then the roller coaster got into full gear and left me back in Kiddy land. So, I said, I'm not giving up my Yoga. I'll find something else by Travis and that I did. I did Gentle Yoga. Loved it and I could do the whole thing. Now that's what I like. I did notice that I can do the lay on the mat with knees bent and turned to the left side, easier then on the right. When I do the right side, they don't go all the way down to the floor as does the left. Also, on that one where you swing your left arm under your right elbow and try to make your hands touch, I do better Right under left then Left under right. Lot of differences on sides but I couldn't remember them as I was doing them to get them to the blog. Will have to stop more and right things down so I can improve. I tried to invasion or have an intention that when we sit on the floor and have booth feet touching that both my knees are also laying on the floor. Mine stick up like they want to fly off, so we need more hip mobility is it? I don't know, but what ever it is that gets those knees down to the ground. Travis was very kind in this video but the video was blurred and not as sharp as UY dvd. Those are perfectly clear. I then gave my self a treat of fruit cup. I had made potatoes and Ranch dip for after. Ha, I made a wiser decision and went for the Mango and Dragon fruit. I bought this strange item at the Asian Grocery store, not knowing what it was. I thought it was pretty so I bought it. Well, it is like a kiwi in the inside. You don't eat the skin. And good thing about it is there is no large stone in the middle. Just luscious juicy fruit. Well, it's not sweet. Not by a long shot. It's cool to taste. I could eat it again but today, I ate it with my mango and had a Dragon Mango fruit bowl. Here it is. :)

What I'm doing today

I am getting my wheatgrass seeds ready to go to bed so I can grow a new pan of grass. I'am loving my Hurom. I can't say enough but it's a beautiful machine. Love all aspect of it. Here is what I made today: Love that photo option on the camera to add more then one photo to a picture. That way it does not take up a lot of room. This is Mango, 2 oranges, strawberries and some fresh mint from my garden. I'll show you that later. It's raining out today so no mint pictures yet. Yoga, oh what can I say, If you want a love in your life. Do yoga. it's fun, it's difficult, it brings satisfaction to you and you can pick it up any time. So, Here is my soap I also made. Ilove making soap. I made Honey Lavender. That's just going to be the name. Simple and sweet. Love the cute molds I made an I just might keep it that way. Every bar doesn't have to be a flat slab.