June 15, 2017

Two more hiking days... what to do? I've been entertaining hiking another trail here, and maybe I will, but I really like that I can walk to Pinnacle Peak.

So, today I chose to work through boredom/sameness/familiarity/routine.

Or, at least that's what I was thinking when I started.  

What happened was more focus on how I FELT. Yup, those yummy feelers!
In (generalized) yoga philosophy, I've been tau...

June 15, 2017

After a long hike yesterday and reaching the end of the trail I was wondering what I was going to do today.

Yesterday I was pondering endings and beginnings. Today I'm pondering resistance.  

Usually after doing a particularly difficult practice I'd take a day off. I chose to think differently today and take the hike again and change my perspective.

As I walked I stepped in new places, stopped along...

June 15, 2017

Up early again today to head out for a birthday hike... and my goal was to make it all the way to the end - no matter how long it took.

I quickly realized that I was unprepared for this hike: the battery on my headphones was at 20%, I forgot sunscreen, I didn't pre-hydrate, and I didn't bring water with me.

Nevertheless, she persisted.  

As I was walking I reached a sign that said, "Strenuous Beyond...

June 15, 2017

What happens when your mind is whirling and you can't sleep? Up at the crack of dawn and time to climb a flipping mountain. I'm climbing metaphorical mountains in my mind, I might as well do it for reals!

I track my resting heart rate to give me an indication of my stress level. When your body doesn't have a chance to recuperate and heal your resting heart rate will be higher. When your resting hea...

June 15, 2017

Headed out on another stroll up a mountain this morning to see how far we could go. Miss Riley accepted the challenge and headed out with me today (dancing to her tunes the first half mile not realizing we have 5 miles to go, uphill, with switchbacks. Although seriously funny, spending energy wildly swinging arms and legs might make it difficult coming down the trail. And I'm not in any kind of sh...

June 15, 2017

We (Kim and her Fam) have been making a family trip to Arizona each year for the past 11 years. Pinnacle Peak is within walking distance from where we stay.


The first 5 or 6 years I never made it to the highest point on the trail... every year since then I've been working to get to this sign or beyond.

Each year the energy in my body changes. Some years making it to this point is a piece of cake......

March 13, 2017

Onward with the Yoga Sutras: today we focus on 1.5. Pantanjali tells us there are 5 mind activities (discussed in Sutras 1

February 6, 2017

Yoga Sutra 1.4 tells us what happens when we do not calm the fluctuations of the mind. When we are not still the mind does some crazy things

February 2, 2017

Yoga Sutra 1.3 is a continuation of what happens after the mind settles down. We begin to see clearly

January 31, 2017

Yoga Sutra 1.2 - Chitta Vritti Nirodha - The Fluctuations of the Mind. This sutra alone could be thee foundation of a lifelong practice - and often is...

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