Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fun with Yoga!

a monkey posing. :)
Our friend Amber is a certified yoga teacher and we attend the classes she teaches on Tuesday nights. It's a really great thing to learn, and Tom and I really enjoy the class, learn how to relax and listen for whatever is going to "pop" whenever we do yoga.

MONKEYING WITH MONKEY POSE -   Last week, we were doing the "Monkey Pose," and Tom looked over at me and said "eee-eee-eee" like a Monkey, causing me to burst out laughing!

 SHAVASANA OR "CORPSE" POSE -  Earlier this week I received my copy of AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) magazine. As I was flipping through it there was a section on yoga!  In the short article there were three poses mentioned. One of them struck me as both funny and inappropriate for retiree magazine. It was called the "corpse pose!"
Corpse Pose
   I guess they put that in there to get people trained for what was to come. :)  There are a lot of other poses they could've cited, but I guess someone at AARP magazine has a twisted, but funny sense of humor!
  To do the "corpse pose" you lay on your back like a dead man, eyes closed with your hands at your sides or on your chest. Breathe normally, and let your worries dissipate as you exhale. If you have been playing relaxing music, listen and let go. This rest position can last from 3 to 11 minutes.

This is one pose we can't do!
We want these guys to come to class!
   BTW- The word for "corpse pose" is "Shavasana." The name comes from the Sanskrit words Shava  meaning "corpse."

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next