I regularly go to a yoga fusion studio by my house called SuTRA. All of their classes are yoga/pilates/ballet fusion conditioning, and I LOVE IT.
Because of some trips coming up in August, I am unable to pay for this months classes, so I have been looking for something that can keep my interest and do at home. I have always been a fan of the 10 Minute Solution series, as they have a variety of different types of workouts, but I am bored with those.
SO! I found this:
I really enjoyed it! It is somewhat deceiving as it isn't entirely Pilates.. but there are some great moves in it. My heart rate definitely elevated, and the routine was actually fun.
Most of the time, I turn off workout videos in the middle, but I made my way all the way to the end without the thought. There are a few ballet conditioning movements, which I liked, as well as some mat work for a cool down.
I have also just recently acquired the book Anatomy of the Spirit.
I am still in the midst of reading, as I figure as I read things that inspire me, I will for sure share.
This is a little review on Amazon. Pretty much all the reviews on there about this book rave of a "life-changing experience" from reading it.
"What sets Anatomy of the Spirit apart is Carolyn Myss's ability to blend diverse religious and spiritual beliefs into a succinct discussion of health and human anatomy. For example, when describing the seven energy fields of the human body, she fuses Christian sacraments with Hindu chakras and the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. Fortunately, Myss is a skilled writer as well as researcher, able to ground her extensive spiritual and religious discussions by using real-life stories and a tight writing style. Those who are squeamish with the notion of biography affecting biology will find this book a struggle (in one chapter, Myss links pancreatic cancer with a man's refusal to unburden his life and start fulfilling his dreams). Many, however, hail Myss for creating a valuable contribution to the ongoing exploration of spirituality and health"
I have been really admiring collages lately. I wish my brain would let me do them, but I don't even know where or how to start. A friend of mine makes them, and every single one she has posted has been amazing.
I am also thinking about opening an etsy store for some photography I dabbled with a while back. They are all on my external hard drive.. so I will pull that out and post some examples once I am done eating this cupcake.