For years. I've said that someday - you know, when the kids are older and when I have more free time - I'm going to sign up for yoga classes. Well, the kids aren't really all that much older and I don't really have any more free time, but I'm going to go for it anyway. So tomorrow morning, I will be in the studio wearing my favorite pair of glorious Lucy yoga pants and my almost equally glorious Lucy yoga top. (Yep, Lucy yoga clothes are the very best!)
I'll be partaking in the Body Sensing with Yoga Nidra class. I don't actually know what that means, but it sounds pretty good. Here's the description:
Today's yoga is often associated with physical fitness yet the practice and philosophy are centuries old. Body Sensing with Yoga Nidra is based on a mind/body practice and is designed to create balance and well-being. The blend of Qi Gong movements and postures or Asanas are designed to either stimulate or calm the body and mind, thus preparing oneself for deep self inquiry through Yoga Nidra.Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation and guided meditation that one can practice comfortably, either lying down as in savasana, or sitting up supported by a chair or wall. Yoga Nidra means conscious and aware sleep, similar to when you are just about to fall asleep.The practice was developed thousands years ago as a means to achieve the deepest states of inner peace and relaxation. It is a way to positively recondition your mind's subconscious layers. Yoga Nidra can help with problem solving as well as enhance both intuition and creativity. The practice rejuvenates the body and mind. Studies show that 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra can have the equivalent effect of 3 hours of deep sleep.
". . . a means to achieve the deepest states of inner peace and relaxation." Yes, that sounds especially good.
After an hour and a half of that, I'll be heading over to GreenMarket to stock up on delicious food for the kids for the week. Hopefully, I'll be able to find some raw-milk hard cheese for me too. (Sometimes the cheese man is there, and sometimes he isn't.) My new book wants me to make some special broth soup, which is likely going to be a big part of my (hopeful) diet for the next week or two, so I'll also need to pick up a free-range chicken. And, ahem, some chicken feet. That's right - chicken feet. What is in chicken feet that is so important, I have no idea. But what the hell? I just hope the market has them. Last week, they had pig tails and pig hooves, so anything is possible.