My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

Yoga Week & a Liebster Award


So a couple of things happened to make me decide I should talk about yoga this week, well a few things actually, so I have a few things to share over the next few days.

First I was given a Liebster Award by TheRedLippedLadyofRohan at Namaste Every Damn Day.  In her own words,

I am a twentysomething plus size woman attempting a year long yoga commitment! My goal is to successfully complete at least one yoga set per day. I will pick from tutorial videos and pose charts I find online to help guide me through.

I am sick/continue to be sick but have something new now, & have an afghan that needs to be finished sometime hopefully before the baby it’s intended for is born >_< , so I am not up to fully addressing the Liebster Award today.  However, I will do it this week, even if I have to sacrifice spending an hour or two trying to come up with the perfect answers, perfect questions, & perfect blogs, & you just have to settle for the best I can come up with at the time. :-/  (Everything takes too long when you feel like it needs to be perfect.)

Today, I also received a Care2 petition regarding yoga.  I thought it must be one of these charities that teach the underprivileged yoga, but it was actually a Pledge to Add a Little More Yoga to Your Everyday Life by Gaiam.  TBH, I thought it was a little tacky for a company that sells yoga supplies & lifestyle items to be using the petition site for something that seems more promotional in nature than anything.  C’est la vie.  They sell yoga stuffs because they believe in yoga; they started the pledge because they believe in the benefits of yoga for everyone*.  I have been meaning to do more yoga, so I signed it.

meditation at sunset against a backdrop of mountains

source: Gaiam’s pledge page

So here’s to a week of talking about yoga, & hopefully actually doing some!

*Not really everyone since their women’s clothing doesn’t seem to come any larger than an XL, which according to their chart correlates to a size 16.  The only thing I have ever bought from them was a yoga dvd with a mat & accessories kit, so I can’t speak to how their clothing fits.  But they have a bouncy ball chair I have always wanted, jic anyone forgot to get me a birthday present last week… 😉


Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

2 thoughts on “Yoga Week & a Liebster Award

  1. I really want to start doing yoga on a regular basis as well. With a house full of kids and sisters, though, I don’t know that I see it happening this week. But I still want to do it. Seeing things like this will hopefully keep it in my mind. I got my pull-up bar out of the garage and put it up in my bedroom doorway. I wish I could put it in another doorway, but I need to ask around and see if anyone minds me using one of the doorways to the livingroom or something. But I’m trying to remember to hang from it and pick my feet up at least once or twice a day. I was getting stronger for a while but now I haven’t been using it for a while. I also need to start walking. Especially while the weather is cooperating. Mom got a health club membership she said was really affordable. I might need to join too so I can use the treadmill.

  2. Joy to yogis! Yoga to Joy!

    I kind of agree with you on the tacky/not tacky comment, but whichever way you slice it it’s not such a bad thing if it motivates you to find a little more time for such a great activity. I’m in the throes of intensity building in my running life, and yoga is the only thing that seems to balance out all that explosive energy with some calm and softness. Maybe you can use it to energize and help motivate you to finish the afghan! And at the same time, think of how the breath will help you get better!

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