Our Weekly Yoga Lovin’ Blog Review
This week: Daily Cup of Yoga
Photo: Brian, with permission from Daily Cup of Yoga
Stepping on the Mat
on a Consistent Basis
Yoga was kind of one of those things that caught me totally by surprise almost nine years ago when my mom talked me into doing a Rodney Yee yoga video with her one day over Christmas break.
I was always one of those guys who loved sports, but could barely touch my kneecaps because my hamstrings were always so tight because of genetics and years of neglect.
Needless to say, I was shocked when I realized that even after years of lifting weights and running and playing tennis, my unnatural attempts at downward-facing dog left my arms shaking after a few breaths.
We love Daily Cup of Yoga. Brian is one of those rare yogis, a guy who can express the real life frustration and challenge of personal yoga practice at the same time he respects and celebrates its joys, gifts, and wisdom.
And he laughs, too ; )
Brian writes with candor
about commitment to practicing while working full time and loving his marriage. He seeks out and presents the writing and photography of other yogis, recommends books that matter to him, and in general keeps all the readers in his posse focused on the possibilities of a lit-up life in this world.
If you’re starting up a personal practice, he’s a good vitamin shot of stick-to-it!
Daily Cup of Yoga also maintains an excellent list of ‘yoga on the web’ sites and links to every kind of useful content, from neti pots to a downloadable Ashtanga Primary Series poster. (And hey there Determined To Do It This Time – weren’t you looking for posture ideas?)
Brian’s currently in the first week of a thirty day/ every day practice challenge and he’s deploying to Japan in T minus 10, so please drop by and offer him major ups and encouragement with a blog post comment.
Let’s get you hooked up with a new practice inspiration. Here’s
Our Favorite Post from this week’s Daily Cup of Yoga
I suppose I’m not so much looking for an intense workout or episode of breakthrough enlightenment, but desiring more just to get back in the regular habit of stepping on the mat on a consistent basis.
Like I mentioned the other day, this is all about overcoming that natural laziness that compels us to avoid truly experiencing life. Laziness wants us to stick with the status quo of shutting off our brains (going on autopilot essentially) and becoming a thoughtless drone that lives only for the next episode of reality tv.
Living through someone else is hardly living at all, yet that’s exactly what many of us do. Perhaps people who try yoga end up loving it because it provides those few minutes of the day to experience more than just vicarious living.
What did we tell you – is that awesome or what?! Thanks Brian!
We’re stoked to give Daily Cup a “Real Life is Real Yoga™” pure prana award quality rating. We hope your blog keeps on powering the motivation for your fans and readers everywhere, as it has been year after year and post after post.
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