- Some days I’m at the end of my rope, others the end of the line. Today I’m at the other end. Of the lane line. • I got to contemplate the koshas...MY koshas...as I got back in the pool (again). My physical body has been rehabbing, so I knew a good swim stroke was in order. My physical body fatigued. Rapidly. My emotional body was saddened that I have let a skillset lapse. • I invited some stellar looking young man to share my lane (because one person per lane while people are waiting is kind of ridiculous). I immediately began swimming better and faster. No I didn’t. I thrashed crazily and still tired, needing to cling to the kick board every couple of laps. • My emotional body then felt joy in the thought of being more decent than I am at this moment. And then I just felt silly as I thrashed around hoping I was moving. Which told my intellectual body to just sit this one out. And then, for the love of god, it just all felt right again. Not the swimming...just being at the (starting) end of the lane. • #swim #justkeepswimming #koshas #balance #takeabalancebreak #dailybalanceHappy to be teaching Yin I: Principles of Yin Yoga at @bellapranayoga in June/July. • This 50-hr course is heavily weighted with techniques, training, practice, and methodology of structuring a Yin-based yoga class. The science of stress will be presented and remedies for the ramifications of stress will be covered through a multi-disciplinary approach. Learn how the evidence based biopsychosocial approach, the koshas of Ayurveda, and the energetics of the chakras are related. Also introduced is body reading, sound healing, and use of scents. • June 8-9 June 29-30 July 27-28 See link in bio or at BellaPranaYoga.com/events/ for pricing. • This 50-hr course can be used as YA continuing education credit, as part of the 150-hr Yin Yoga certification, or as part of the 200-hr Yin/Restorative yoga teacher training. See link in bio for more info or contact me with questions. • #yin #yinisin #takeabalancebreak #yoga #yogatampa #tampabayyoga #tampayoga #ayurveda #soundhealing #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #yogateachertrainingcourse #breathe #justbreathe #breathGetting some use from my #plexuswheel, which I keep in front of the telly (stretching and Netflix, duh!). Was inspired by the antics of @julzycorn. Yin is my jam in the post-work hours, in case you haven’t noticed. • #yoga #tampayoga #yin #balanceI’ve been channeling my inner Richard, so I went to purchase some gasoline. And I do believe he was here in full bloom. Who else was a recipient of a beautiful potted plant? • #welcomeghostsCan you have too much selenite? Said to contain healing properties, selenite can affect the emotional body. • I like to wave those Reiki infused wands around like a “magic eraser”. Or maybe just give you one to hold for emotional support. Maybe it’s just something to look at on my shelf as you contemplate a more balanced emotional state. • Accept you healing however it comes. • #healing #massage #reiki #selenite #meditation #contemplation #massagetampa #yoga #yogatampa #wands #handsnotwands #wandsnothands @amourandlightTools. • The lapis bowl of the healer coupled with rhythmic sound. • #soundhealing #sound #healing #iamyoursandyouaremine #lapis #teyataombekanze #massage #massagetampa #yoga #yogatampa #tampayoga
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Well, the day has come and gone, and the 2010 Nautica NYC Triathlon is officially in the books. In many ways it’s not one I’d like to have on record. Let me begin this by saying that the NYC Triathlon is a GREAT race. It’s interesting, unlike some of the “flat and fast” courses we so often encounter. The roads are hilly and bumpy with hairpin turns. The run boasts locals cheering along every step of the mostly shaded course. The swim is cool, refreshing, and wicked fast.
Unless you have a panic attack. Yup, that would be me. We were told in the prerace meeting that if you just put your arms out and floated that it should take 23 minutes (well, one guy did that last year and that’s what happened, anyway). We were told that the water was chilly enough to take your breath away and that we should “burp” our wetsuits as soon as we got in. We were warned of quick current, so to slide into the in-water start and quickly grab the rope so as not to float away. We were warned NOT to touch the bottom as you approached the exit ramp; the silt did not need to be disturbed.
That’s what we were told, which made me quickly walk away from the race expo. I was glad to be staying in mid-tow, away from the throngs of athletes. I was glad to be able to walk for miles, visit good restaurants, and live on a non-triathlon schedule. It’s NYC, and I was there to have an enjoyable time.
What I actually SAW and FELT on race morning was different. Very calm. I watched people get in the water and quickly rush downstream. I saw the “panic stricken” swim towards the sea wall and miss the benefit of the current completely. I saw small waves of folks with lots of room happily floating by. I couldn’t wait.
So I gently slid in the water and grabbed the rope. No adrenaline rush. The 75-ish degree water feld lovely, but I “burped” anyway. I dunked my head and still didn’t get a head freeze. I tasted the water and didn’t….die. I chatted. positioned myself in mid-stream and propped my feet up on the dock so I could get a good push. The horn went off, and I swam. And I was enjoying myself. Yeah, I really love to race and I could hardly wait to conquer this course!
Well, I swam for about 150 yards. Then the panic set in. If you know me you are aware that I’ve had my “issues” with swims. But that is all behind me. I haven’t pulled a big panic in 5 years or more. I have gotten moments of “uncomfortableness” down to 15 seconds or so. But not on this day. It hit big. My arms move quickly, but my legs feel like lead…so they sink. I can’t get horizontal in the water. I pulled immediately to the right (sans current). I breathed so loudly that people on the sea wall spoke to me. I clung to a kayak until my breath regulated, let go, only to have it happen again. I couldn’t see the end, but I figured I was going to make it.
Lessons from the Aqua-Jog down the Hudson:
Panic runs on no man’s schedule. It comes when it wants.
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