Small Steps Forward

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What the shit, guys… It’s April already! And! AND!!! It’s almost the END of April! This year is already flying past at an alarming rate! And I have successfully avoided many of the tasks I’ve set out for myself. What is wrong with me, you ask? Well, buddy, I’m still asking myself this damn question, so your guess is as good as mine! Although, to be fair, I have a good idea… I talk a big game but do not always have the best follow through. Usually, though, I can at least find the see-it-through-bug and get it to give me a little nibble so I can knuckle down and finish the shit out of whatever task I’ve set for myself. Lately, I just cannot do that. I have started or attempted to start many things and have not been able to see them through at all. I blame winter. Fuck. You. Winter. Haha, I kid, but only a little… …

Visuddha Friday

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Ah well, what is there to say about this day? The blue was strong with this day. Blue leggings, shirt with some blue waves, blue jewelry. I was blue head to toe! I own a lot of blue lol and thank goodness. It isn’t super fun when you have to scrounge and get stupid creative to find the colors you’re looking to use to stimulate that particular chakra. So woohoo for blue, got that color out the wazoo in my closet. I worked on my throat chakra yoga and did my Dedicate practice as well. I feel like this practice wasn’t maybe as “difficult,” if you will, as the other ones. It didn’t seem to me that it brought up as many emotions as the other practices have. I was hoping to get some tasty blue foods, blackberries or blueberries, but I didn’t have any. However, soothing, warming foods and liquids are wonderful for this chakra, so I most certainly …

Anahata Thursday

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Joy of joys!! Another snow day!!! Alright Colorado! Winter’s sending us off into spring right. Only got about a week left of winter, and it’s most certainly been a rather lackluster season. This here little storm, tho, was exactly what we needed. Now I’m the first to admit that I really am not a snow fan. Give me sun, warmth, and non-inclement weather any day of the week! But if we don’t get the snow, then there goes the camping season. You can just forget about any campfires and what’s camping without a fire? Pathetic is what it is. Anyway, the point is… I have another full day to play around but mainly I’ll be focused on healing my Anahata chakra. I popped on my greenest outfit (st. patty’s leggings and a green tank top) and hopped onto my mat, eager to start my day with a little yoga. I started off with the yoga with Adriene Dedicate practice and …

Manipura Wednesday

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Today was not a normal day. It was, instead, a SNOW DAY!!!! Finally!! I have been waiting all season for one! I was up early, as I normally am, dressed in a yellow tank top and yellow and green leggings. When I found out it was a snow day, I switched into a more comfortable shirt, an Anchorman “I love scotch” t-shirt. Haha, that shirt is easily one of my favorites, and it has a nice bit of yellow on it. Bonus! I was going to go ahead and do my yoga for the day but then I was feeling a little sleepy, so I instead went back to sleep for a while. When I woke up I ate some breakfast, a little cereal (which wasn’t my first choice, but is actually a perfect choice for Manipura) and did a little reading. Right before lunch rolled around, I got the sleepy sleepies again and decided to give into a nap …

Ajna Saturday (Tuesday)

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Uh oh… It seems I am a few days behind. I went out on Friday night. I had told myself that it was something I NEEDED to do (and truly it was). And I was rather excited for it all day until the time came closer to leave and then I started trying to make excuses left and right. “Oh I’m getting tired.” “It would be more fun to just go out tomorrow.” “You could go out earlier and stay out later tomorrow.” “It really won’t be that fun anyway.” I’m full of such crap excuses. They almost won out too. But I really didn’t want to sit at home and wallow and regret that I should’ve just gone out. I told myself 2 drinks. That’s all you have to do, stay for 2 drinks, but it MUST be 2. I headed out to a small local bar, settled in for my 2 drinks (which turned into 4) and sat …

Svadhisthana Tuesday

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Look at that peaceful, smiling face. Do you think it tells the truth? Do you think that smiling feeling persisted throughout the holding of this pose? Did you guess yes? Well, you’d be wrong, of course. I love yin yoga. I do. It’s right at the top of my favorite styles of yoga. But god is it challenging and in a way that frustrates me right to the point of tears (a good reason why I don’t want to take one of these classes with other people). And this pose… this fucking pose… good old lizard (utthan pristhasana, iffen you want to know the Sanskrit name. I like to, not that I remember most of them tho. One day…)… it kills me. To say that it is difficult for me would be the understatement of the year. I had to pop out of it on each side at least once and it certainly drug up some tempestuous feelings. Ah, but …

Muladhara Monday

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A day of Muladhara stimulation. A red outfit picked out, a grounding yin practice, journaling, and foods to get the base chakra glowing a little brighter: I meant to start my day off bright and early (I normally wake up quite early. 4:30 is not an unusual time, although it tends to be more around 4:45/5) but of course with day light savings time that didn’t quite happen and I did not have the time to start my day off with yoga, or even making my own breakfast, as I’d intended to do. Thank goodness I picked out my outfit the night before (my red shirt with a black raven and nevermore across the top, leggings with bits of red throughout, and socks with red as well. I forgot the red jewelry I picked out. Oh well, I got the main components lol) or I might of not worn anything red! And with that, I grabbed a banana and an …

Monday Visions: A New Beginning

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Well hello again! Long time, no update, but here I am again to apprise all you lovelies about what I have in store. This will be the (possibly) last Monday Visions post I will be doing, at least in the form that you see now. I may or may not scrap it altogether but if I do decide to keep it, it will look a little different at the very least. With spring right around the corner, and my desire to start a new chapter in my life, it seemed fitting to give this little weekly update a little “spring clean” as well. Out with the old and in with the new, as the saying goes. Anywhooooo…. here we are. Another bright, shining Monday morning. Fresh and full of promise for not only the day but the week to come. A new beginning, just begging to be explored. My goals are set, planned, and ready to be tackled. Check out …

Making of a Habit…

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They say it takes 21 day to form a new habit, although there is new research that points to it being more along the lines of 66 days. 66 days for a healthy new habit to sink it’s suckers so good and deep into you that you simply can’t get away. Well whether it’s 21 days or 66 days, I have quite a challenge in front of me. I didn’t touch too much on my last post about how well I was doing with all the projects I’ve taken on; yoga, meditation, exercise, healthy eating, crafts and art. The short answer I suppose, as you can probably guess, is not super well. Sort of like the blog posts, once I started missing a few here and there, it got out of hand and I stopped doing anything with any regularity. I would do a yoga practice a few times a week but I couldn’t seem to pick up a habit …

When Things Aren’t Working, Change. The Time Has Come….

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…To get down to business. If you take a quick peek at my posting history you might notice a few things, the main being I don’t post often. Oh I tried… I had a little plan laid out; a what’s happening post every Monday, a post a day on how I was working through each chakra and all the bits that went along with it, posts every few days on the other goodies I had up my sleeves. I knew it was a tall order but I thought, “No. I got this. I can do it. I have… the POWER!!!” I did alright, but very soon I was a post behind, then several posts, and then it just got out of hand and I really couldn’t catch up. Turns out, I don’t have the power and I think I know who may be tugging at my ankles. Let’s get real for a second. I am a lazy person, through and …