Yay- its Wednesday! I hope that your week is going well, mine is going great! As I am sitting here typing this it is thunder storming out. Yesterday it was eighty degrees out and gorgeous and today its on the chillier side and thunder storming. That’s Ohio for ya!
I have been busy busy BUSY and running around everywhere, but I don’t mind it though. My aunt and cousin gave me the most beautiful belated birthday present ever yesterday. They got me a yoga mat! Its made by a company called Gaiam and it is very nice. You might note that its green which happens to be my all time favorite color. I used it for the first time today and it made practicing a lot easier. I felt more stable and grounded, and I was able to hold my poses for longer than usual.
The concept of the Tree of Life basically uses the interconnecting roots and branches that stem from the tree trunk to illustrate that all life on earth is interconnected in some way. This concept has been used in multiple different areas – including science, philosophy, mythology and religion. Check out this link for some more information on the Tree of Life.
I find this concept fascinating. That everybody and everything in some way is connected through something else. Every one person’s actions has a direct effect on their surroundings. It really makes you think about things that normally you would not even consider.
A while ago I also promised you guys that I would post reviews of the products I have been trying out – so Ive got my first review for you! The DVD that I’m reviewing today is called “Yoga Conditioning for Weight Loss”. Its by a woman named Suzanne Deason. I personally find this DVD to be a very nice introduction to yoga – it teaches you the basics such as the importance of proper breathing and the most basic poses that you use when practicing yoga. Its quite relaxing and a really nice way get into practicing yoga with out trying to make yourself into a little pretzel!