Posts Tagged ‘yoga’

obsessing much?


So, I’ve been prone to obsessing. It’s like… my own FOMO. If you’ve been through massive life-changing experiences, you might get this. But I’ve had this “I only have how many good summers left in my life?” playing through my head ALL the time. And I keep on doing the math on how many good […]

It’s that time! There are a few in the blog world, namely Chris Guillebeau, who conduct an annual review at the end of the year — what went well, what did not. Rather than a personal lashing with a wet noodle, I like to use this as a reflection, a recollection of things that actually […]

Not the dance we want to do… With MS, we constantly fight the battle of losing strength, right? I spend so much time lifting weights, or doing bodyweight exercise, or doing Pilates, to try to at least break even, and even that doesn’t feel like enough much of the time. Especially when my body doesn’t […]

get a grip


Just a few days ago (a supposed partial “day off” where I only had 2 hours of my online job, so I could catch up on cooking, cleaning house, and prepping fall quarter), I broke a dish. Luckily, it wasn’t a sentimental one. It was a useful one, so that was annoying. But I had […]

How to stay in shape while on the road? Especially with distractions: sightseeing, food, food, food… Well, expect to maintain rather than make improvements, if you were working toward weight loss or muscle gain. Because travel is about having fun and seeing the sights–and meeting new people, and experiencing new places–rather than staying holed up […]

yin yoga


Or… yoga you’re not likely to find at a gym. Why? Because most people won’t find it “hard enough”. But if you understand it, it’s really intense. And it’s really beneficial for both body and mind. Here’s a great article from the Guardian on yin yoga. If you’re not a yogi, when you think “yoga”, […]

I write, so of course, I read… when I can. I get all of this feed delivered to my inbox, and… let’s get real: there are so many days that I have to push it aside and work on course content instead, or grade papers, or… something that needs to be done. (See? This is […]

Got 5 minutes? And a clean carpeted floor? Good! That’s all you need for this! If you have MS… or if you have a busy life… (I see you out there, sheepishly raising your hand) there’s a tendency for hunched posture. (Those of us with MS, moreso, as we lose strength in the stabilizing spinal […]

I was just reading through a professional journal (the IDEA Fitness Journal) and one of their quick sidebars mentioned something about yoga benefiting MS patients. They do go into a little more detail, stating that it improved core stability and balance in a study group–basically, improving daily function, and improving quality of life. As a […]

links i like


(OK, I admit… I have another very deep post idea, and it’s taking me a while to put everything into words, so this “fluff post” is a good space filler for now! Enjoy!) Every now and then, I like to tell you about some of the internet resources I really enjoy… in the hopes that […]