It’s 4:30am and Mr. Rooster cocka-doodle-doos in the distant. I turn over and bury my face while grumping about the sound. Roosters don’t come with snooze! I fall back asleep but Mr. Rooster didn’t. For another half hour he continues to
annoy wake up the world. By that time, I’m wide awake and now am having a debate with my myself… I should want to get up and do my yoga. Yes I do want to. And the difference between “want” and “will” is just a simple decision to just get up. Well it took me another half hour to close the gap between the two words but I’m sure glad I did. This is what greated me during my practice on my front porch at Lumeria:
Then it was off to do a photoshoot for my new website at Ho’okipa beach park on the North shore side of Maui:
With only an hour or so left before taking a 3 hour handstand workshop, I had to fuel up… local style of course:
The 3 hour workshop with the amazing Jennifer Lynn was playful and fun. Learned so much. Can’t wait to bring what I learned to class :) I had the strength to hold a handstand but I discovered that I was missing a very key piece: melt my chest towards the ground more than I ever thought I should. It was physically a challenge with my tight scapula… or maybe it was something more than physical that was my challange so my second manta for this week: I will let my heart fall to the ground and let it be my foundation.
What a discovery! So of course I had to go sit and let this idea of “letting my heart fall to the ground” settle in… at the beach of course!
The 2nd night ended perfectly with a delicious meal from Coconut’s Fish Cafe.
The food was nothing but casual. It was fresh and packed a mouthful of flavor.
To top the night off, I spotted this restaurant/bar sign that just re-affirms my week’s mantra. How perfect!
And of course, I had to attempt a handstand in front of the sign and entertain some of the drunks at the bar:
This was my last night at Lumeria before going off to Hana and roughing it at Kipahulu campgrounds. So if you don’t hear from me by wednesday, call a rescue team :)
Aloha! I hope you will let your heart fall to the ground and let it be your foundation.