Easter, Surprises, and #Yoga

How was your Easter?  Like most folks, ours was quiet.  Our youngest son was here for dinner and we watched Stepbrothers (always good for laughs).  That morning we streamed our church service.  The Easter Bunny, his helpers, and some firefighter friends with their truck drove through our neighborhood Saturday throwing out candy.  It was a beautiful day and fun to see the excited kids standing at the end of their driveways waving – adults, too.

A local author friend surprised me and ran this ad in our newspaper yesterday.  What a generous thing to do!  Many people here are probably unaware Bowling Green is home to several authors – one of those names was even new to me.  It may or may not sell books, but who knows what might come from it down the road when life is closer to normal again.

 

Want to relieve some stress and quiet your mind?  I think that’s an opporunity we’d all jump at right now.  Try yoga.  I’ve been practicing for around 20 years.  With the class schedule at my gym occasionally inconsistent, I had to look for alternatives.  A few years ago, I stumbled across Yoga with Adriene on YouTube.  She offers tons of videos ranging from beginner to advanced lasting from ten minutes to an hour, with many of them focusing on specific areas of the body.  Last week when I woke, my neck felt like it had been twisted in inhuman ways.  I did Adriene’s Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Relief and it helped – the next day, the pain was completely gone.  If you regularly practice yoga and miss your class or have been thinking about trying it, here’s your chance – and you can practice in the privacy of your own home.  Adriene’s got a great sense of humor, and her dog, Benji, usually sits in (or lays in) on the classes.

Take care and stay healthy!

33 thoughts on “Easter, Surprises, and #Yoga

    1. He is, isn’t he? Such a kind thing to do. It’s amazing what’s online. Our local library is stil featuring story times, yoga, and other classes, as well as educational classes for the kiddos. Take care, John!

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  1. My daughter teaches yoga, Teri. If you want to drive to Denver when all these restrictions are over, you can take a “yoga” hike with her into the mountains for an outdoor class. 😀

    I LOVE that ad! What a clever idea (and generous) idea! Hope it brings all of you some attention!

    And I’m glad you got to have family with you for Easter. Have a great Moon’s Day! 🙂 ❤

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    1. We were fortunate to at least have one son with us, Jill – the other is over two hours away, and our parents 6-7 hours. Wish you’d been surrounded by yours – hopefully soon! Benji is always good for some laughs – the way he always lays around, I’m pretty sure he was a cat in a previous life.

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  2. I’m glad you had a nice Easter, Teri. The firefighters tossing candy sounds like it was fun. People are so creative and wonderful. And what a lovely ad in the paper. Wow! Again, creative and wonderful. And thanks for the youtube yoga referral. I’ve been looking for a good one. I’ll give it a try. An uplifting post. Stay well and have a happy week.

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  3. I am glad you had a pleasant Easter, TEri. Ours was also nice, many fewer people than usual but still very enjoyable. Thanks for the yoga tip, that is good to know as I get a lot of neck and back pain and I can’t go to physiotherapy right now. The advert is great, what a lovely gesture.

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    1. Your Easter cake was beautiful, Robbie – bet it tasted just as good. Hope things are going well with the boys and home-schooling. If you have neck and back pain, there are several videos to choose from – I think they’d be helpful.

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  4. Happy Easter, Teri. Yoga is a good thing to do at any time and especially right now. I do it at home these days but have been taking classes for many years. A friend does it by ZOOM during the lockdown. How nice to be listed in the ad. Take care. xo

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    1. I can’t tell you how much yoga has benefited me over the years, Darlene. Bet you feel the same way. Our library has been offering yoga classes over Facebook, but I haven’t tried them yet. Stay healthy!

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  5. I love Adrienne too. But hey, you sound really committed. I wonder what your secret is too keep up yoga over 20 years? I love how good yoga makes me feel but I find as soon as I’m out of the habit, 6 months can go by before I pick it up again.

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    1. It hasn’t been as consistent as I’d like over 20 years, but once I discovered Adriene on YouTube, it helped a lot when my gym didn’t have yoga on the schedule. It also helps that my sons are grown, so if you have young ones, it’s a different story!

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