|new year’s day savasana|
on new year’s day we got together for a silent group primary series. It was very interesting, very soothing . We stayed together via our breath.
I dragged my husband out to a new year’s day party the next town over. we spun Ganesha’s wheel.
|New Year’s Day|
Later that evening my little doggie Antonio got sick. We took him to the emergency vet where we found out he had next to no platelets. Later later that night we were burying him in the backyard. Tough first day. happy new year?
|rest in peace my sweet boy|
|Little Man being lonely|
the next week is a bit of a blur….
the next week also a blur….
I did yoga, I taught yoga, I walked little man.
my husband’s birth day is January 18th.
So, after a rousing saturday morning led primary in our adorable ashtanga studio we rushed off to the local animal shelter and adapted a little wreck of a malnourished big eared chihuahua. Not to replace Antonio, but to be a pal to our other chihuahua who was sulking around without his big bro.
|the big eared guy in cage P4|
For a special birthday dinner I took husband to a super great Japanese restaurant Yamazushi .We usually eat wolf style. Fast. We are done before others begin. This Japanese meal was smooth and well paced. Purposefully calming. Taking time to be with the lovingly prepared food was somehow transforming. I remember falling in love with Nikos again during the evening.
|we even put on fancy clothes|
Meanwhile that same evening in NYC, my dear friend Joanna slips off a rock and lands in such a way that she shatters her talus bone. This slip from the rock, this accident, is also going to be transforming, and I will once again fall in love with Joanna all over again too.
|somewhere in NYC|
At this very moment, January 31st, my husband is being led through the primary series by Eddie Stern in Richmond Virginia. I was looking forward to going with him on an ashtanga road trip to my ashtanga buddy Alicia Golden’s studio Ashtanga Yoga Richmond. I was looking forward to dedicating a weekend to my practice and spending time with ashtangis.
I am here in Durham. Little Man to my left and Skeeter to my right on our couch at home. I have stayed here in Durham to care for my friend Joanna. She has come here to get medical attention and rest and mend and do chihuahua pranyama.