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Saturday, December 31, 2005

resolutions for the new year

it's new year's eve, and it's time for the traditional "these are the things i would like to accomplish next year" list. so here's how my list is shaping up so far:

i must --

1. get a job. a good job. a good paying job. of course, "fantastic" would be preferable to "good", but at this point, beggars (namely me) can't be choosers. good income is necessary to support my yoga habit (as well as other habits, such as running marathons, traveling, and eating well).

2. continue to be as involved and committed to yoga by next year's end as i am right now.

3. at a minimum, be able to pull off a basic version of the following arm balance poses: handstand, headstand, crow.

4. continue mastering and strengthening the poses i can already do.

as one yoga teacher urged, the point is to keep expanding and pushing my limits. i know i can do much more.

happy new year to one and all!


Blogger OJ said...

I came across your blog as I was checking the weather before I went out tonight, it is snowing on the East Coast. I blew out both my knees at different times, I never did the yoga thing, but swimming really helped me get the strength and flexibility back.

Peace and good luck. O.J.

6:31 PM  
Blogger joni said...

and thank you, liza, for being there that day when the regularly-scheduled teacher couldn't make it! i guess it always helps to have an extra yoga instructor or two in every class, just in case :)

10:40 PM  
Blogger shinyyoga said...

as a new fan of your blog, i'm really enjoying going back over the archives... how are you going with bakasana (crow)? and the other poses you were aiming for in the new years eve post?

fingers crossed they're rocking!

6:10 PM  
Blogger joni said...

hi stella -- well, let's see... bakasana is still an elusive target, but only because i haven't quite figured out the trick to keeping my legs from slipping off my forearms :(

on the other hand, i was finally able to do a forearm stand without anyone having to spot me (ok, so it was against a wall, but at least i didn't freak while doing it!). i may be taking baby steps, but i'm getting there :)

10:50 PM  

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