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11/11/11 @ 11:11pm.

Tonight at 11:11pm on 11:11:11, I will not be wishing selfishly. I won’t wish to win the lottery, I won’t wish to win a cruise to some island in the sun, I wont wish for a long life. Instead I’ll cast my view outwards and wish for the world. I will wish for peace, and I will wish for an end to war. I will wish for people to open their eyes and see that we are all just human beings, we all make mistakes, and we all need a little help sometimes. Overall, I will wish for help. Help for people to see that the world needs change, help for the people who need change the most, and help for those who are suffering, starving, homeless, or jobless. Tonight, don’t wish selfishly, wish for someone else. Because let’s be serious, there are people who need your wish far more than you do.

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OK everyone! So I am finally feeling better–at least enough for a quick yoga study break– and I decided to catch up on my Joy to the Yogis poses!

I’m definitely not far enough along in my practice for fallen angel, but here are the poses that I did do today! Enjoy & namaste!

  1. Urdhva Dhanurasana: Wheel pose
  2. Virabhadrasana III: Warrior III [with Eagle Arms]
  3. Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana: Standing Splits
  4. Hanumanasana: Front splits pose
  5. Parivrtta Anjaneyasana: Revolved Lunge Pose
  6. Anuvittasana: Standing Back Bend
  7. Bakasana: Crow Pose

[Sorry about the quality, just took screen shots of a video!]

Sunday Selfie! :) Sorry for the awful quality, but I love this photo.

Being near the sea brought back so many wonderful memories. This was my best day since moving to Ireland. Lately, I have been feeling down and needing a lot of alone time [way more than normal]. I know that it’s partially missing home, but another part of it is the huge change in my routine. I’m struggling hard to not fall into negative routines that have gotten me into trouble in the past, and yoga is definitely helping me. The routine of preparing my meals is also something that keeps me on track, and I feel as though this past week was so completely far from my routine that I just got lost. I turned into someone I thought I had left behind: I was moody, negative, emotional, hungry [metaphorically and literally] and I felt the need to fill a void.

The hike up and across the Cliffs of Moher brought clarity. I feel as though this trip abroad will definitely help me overcome a lot of issues I thought I was over, but obviously still need to deal with over time and with patience.

Change doesn’t come overnight. It comes with work and perseverance. These are the things I need to remember.

First day back to yoga today. Took it easy because as most of you don’t know, i slipped and fell running last week, which resulted in a pulled hamstring. Going into both pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) and deer pose (Mrigiasana), I had to be gentle and slow, but otherwise i felt okay. My warriors obviously weren’t as deep as normal, but otherwise i felt okay.
For my fellow yogi’s taking place in Joy to the Yogis, my apologies. I will catch up slowly and surely once I feel I can attempt certain poses.

Keep up the great work fitblr’s and yogi’s! Patience is a good practice when trying anything new!