Sunday, January 11, 2009

This photo was a runner up

Best and Worst of 2008

best and worst of 2008


Friday, January 02, 2009

Welcoming the New Year's Sun

Photo: A cell phone shot of the New Sun.

For the last couple of years, I have celebrated the New Year with wonderful friends, staying up late and sleeping in the next day. I guess some things don't change because this year I was up late once again but the morning of the New Year was uniquely special. For a few years now, I have wanted to roll into the new year on a yoga mat but unfortunately I never followed through with the plan. Our local yoga studio in Rochester, MI was having a New Yea's day event. They was a scheduled new year's day class where they would do 108 sun salutations this year. Although, it would have been ideal to do something at midnight, I couldn't ask for much else. It was the great idea.
So, for my "alternative" New Year's Day celebration I woke up around 7am, prayed Fajr, took a quick shower and headed to the the studio. Around 8am, at the studio, we started doing sun salutations in sets of 18. The instructors would introduce new variations each set. I think we were in the studio for about 2 hours and I walked out of there feeling like a new person. I did this more than 24 hours ago and I am still feeling the yoga high. It was an amazing start to the new year and I hope it brings good things my way.