Saturday, March 13, 2010


I have been working diligently on a new horse quilt, but nothing I can show yet.

However, I have been teaching two internet students, both doing the same pattern, and they started within a week of each other.

I must say it is so much fun teaching over the internet. I feel like I have made a new friend with each student I work with.

I thought with this entry I would let you get to know another side of me by talking about another passion I have, and that is Yoga! I started practicing it many years ago, and would do it for a while, and then move on to something else. However, about 4 years ago after falling and breaking my pelvis, I decided to give it a try again and so enrolled in a seniors group. When I tell this story, I always say that Yoga gave me back my life. At first it was so hard for me to get down on the floor, but I worked very hard at it and slowly improved. I got so taken with it because it made me feel so good afterwards that I found some other classes and actually was doing yoga 5-6 times a week. Then one of my teachers ask if I would like to teach. I didn't hesitate for a moment. This was my chance to pay back to other people what Yoga had given to me.

If you are not familiar with Yoga, it will give you a burst of energy, but with a calmness and clarity of mind. Once you learn the correct way to breath and do the postures, you will gain strength and flexibility. When you are over a certain age the body just seems to get stiff and inflexible and balance becomes a problem. Yoga helps with all those problems.

If you are a person that has trouble sleeping, let me recommend a tried and true way to calm your mind and relax. Lie on your back with your hands beside palms up and your legs a little apart with your feet just relaxed. Let your imagination take you to a very pleasant place, like a warm beach, or a green meadow, or imaging that you are floating on a cloud.

Now, just start at the top of your head and just talk to yourself, willing each part of your body to relax. I'll bet before you get to your ankles that you will be asleep.

Now that you know my other passion, I will be happy to answer any questions in case you are thinking about giving Yoga a try. You can do it with a DVD or there are some television programs, or you can search out Yoga class at churches, or there many other places that offer classes. Some are for a very nominal fee, and others are as expensive at $15.00 a class.

I would love to hear your response after giving Yoga a try, so please write me and share.