order finasteride

Home                                                                                                                                                                                                Go to Yoga

 

Don't Mess with the Mat...
by Brenda Plakans


I had my YIP class on Saturday. Lovely weather (I challenged the gray skies and they turned to blue...yoga power), devoted students; a delightful practice, all in all. As I was setting up--which involved picking up a few cigarette butts, tossing out a beer can and unrolling my mat--a couple was letting their dog chase a few ducks and take a swim. The woman looked over, saw my mat, and gathered her crew, "Oh look, I'm sure the ladies don't want to watch you and a wet dog while they do yoga." They hustled off.

Boy, I thought, yoga has arrived in Beloit, Wisconsin, if all you need to do is unroll a mat and your intention is immediately recognized. No asana, no chanting, not even students at that point, just sitting cross-legged on a mat in the grass and I might as well be unfurling a giant Om banner.

The ultimate yoga icon: The Mat.

More than Vrksasana or namaste or stretchy white chicks...when people see The Mat, they think of yoga. It delineates your individual space in a crowded class (don't step on any one else's!); its ritual unrolling symbolizes the beginning of practice. The colors and pattern represent your personality--soothing lilac, tropical hibiscus, punchy orange. Its material indicates your politics--eco-friendly, thrify, hedonist. Its carrying case a testament your craft cred(how many knitting patterns are out there for a mat bag?), or busy schedule (peeking out of your bulging backpack like a Frenchman's baguette).

[Maybe that's part of why the free mats at NYC's Yoga on the Great Lawn event were such an affront: crass advertising on that most sacred of rectangles! Treating The Mat like a stupid koozie or bumper sticker or ugly ball cap...the nerve!]

Of course, I kid. But as I mulled over the implications of this floppy piece of cushioning, I came to see it as truly symbolic of one's own practice. Your are your Mat, so to speak. Which begs the question...what if you don't use a mat? Purist? Cheap? Have a carpeted living room? Again, it's a sort of psychological yoga test.

What does your mat say about you...?

 

 

Have a comment or question? Visit our Yoga Forum to start or join a conversation.

 


 

About the Author


Brenda K. Plakans
has been studying yoga for 21 years, teaching for 7 and writing about it for 4.  Her first class in 1989 in Philadelphia, PA was with Senior Iyengar teacher Joan White, and she continues to be influenced by that tradition and other alignment-based practices.  She completed her own teacher training in 2003 in Washington DC, with Oya Horiguchi and continues to study with Nicky Plaut in Madison, WI.  With her own students, she is a champion of common-sense yoga; no brand names, no celebrities, no secret handshakes.  She hopes to bring her classes peace and calm simply by focusing on asana; the resultant wisdom from a beautiful Utthita Trikonasana is always relevant to daily life.

She lives in Beloit, WI with her two sons, ages 3 and 6; her geology professor husband; two cranky, aging cats; and an oblivious goldfish. 

For more information about Brenda and her "Common Sense Yoga," including access her "Yoga Journal" articles, please visit her blog: Grounding Thru The Sit Bones.

 

 

 

Add a Comment   
    Recent Comments
08-04-2017 10:54:05
top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar top 20 editable september 2017 calendar free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template free august calendar 2017 template top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance top 20 editable template for employee attendance sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet sample template of employee sheet free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates free employee attendance sheet templates We can fit and fine our body with time table calendar
By :sudhasharma
07-14-2017 02:49:29

There Ugg Pas Cher En France followed günstige nike schuhe a hail billige nike sko of shells, air force one pas cher flash nike air jordan pas cher on flash, official NHL jerseys and Louboutin Wedding Shoes explosion Adidas NMD For Sale after explosion over Jordan Schoenen our Pandora Store heads; the nike sportschuhe moment was a Doudoune Moncler Pas Cher ticklish one, and I TOMS For Sale longed for Nike Air Max Cheap the Moncler Outlet Store comparative Nike Air Sneakers safety Soccer Boots Outlet nike of Vans Black Sneakers the ugg clearance fire chaussure Nike homme trench. Why had Boty Nike Air I Scarpe Air Max come out? I Cheap Louboutin Heels should have stopped with Nike Air Max Sale the other stretcher-bearers. Soccer Boots Outlet nike But 23 IS BACK Store what did nike mercurial soccer cleats it matter. Michael Kors Outlet I was Hyperdunk 2014 in Nike Online Store no greater New Nike Shoes danger than any Timberland Outlet of nike sb stefan janoski my Christian Louboutin Shoes Outlet mates; what they had to stick I could Cheap Toms Outlet Store stick, christian louboutin outlet for the zapatillas nike baratas moment Pandora Official Website at least.

The shelling Jordan Shoes For Cheap subsided ugg factory outlet as suddenly pandora outlet store as Air Max Kopen it had begun. botas de futbol I Chaussure Nike Air Max Pas Cher got up again to find Nike Shox discount Sale my attention directed towards something in front; a Discount Air Max dark figure Kobe Shoes Nike kneeling abercrombie and fitch store on North Face Outlet the Nike Zapatos ground. Boutique Ugg I went Cheap Nike Air Huarache forward nike air and found a dead Adidas Superstar Sale Online soldier, a Air max dam Frenchman, a chaussure basket homme mere skeleton Doudoune Moncler Femme Pas Cher with the flesh eaten away from Bottes Ugg Femme Pas Cher his Cheap Michael Kors Tote Bag face, leaning Nike Tn Requin Pas Cher forward Nike Air Huarache For Sale on his entrenching Nike Roshe Run tool Air Max Sneakers over a little Stone Island Outlet hole that Adidas Shoes Discount Marketplace he had dug in Cheap Air Max the Original Ugg Boots ground months before.

A tragedy was Adidas Soccer Cleats Cheap there, coach factory outlet online one of Ray Ban Sunglasses Online the sorrowful canada goose jacket outlet sights of Jordan Shoes Air war. The suivre un envoi man, no Canada goose dam doubt, had been in a charge—the French vans shoe store made a Nike Roshe Run Sale bayonet attack across this Ray Ban Sunglasses Cheap ground new jordan releases in ジョーダン スニーカー the adidas store early part Nike Huarache Womens Cheap of Cheap True Religion Jeans last winter—and had been Cheap True Religion Jeans wounded. cheap uggs for women Immediately he was struck Air Jordan Retro Sale he got out his entrenching tool Nike Outlet and endeavoured to Toms Factory Outlet dig himself in. nike air max running shoes A few Toms Outlet Online shovelsful of Adidas Yeezy Cheap earth were scooped Pandora Store out Nike Shoes Sale Store when Moncler Jackets Discount Marketplace a bullet Jordan Sneakers For Sale struck Jordan Store him, ugg store and Descuentos Nike he leaned[32] forward on his entrenching tool, Hogan Outlet dead. Thus Air Nike I found him; cheap uggs and Michael Kors the picture Mens Nike Air Max in the grey huarache sneakers night was one of a dead converse store man resting for a moment goedkope nike air max as TOMS OUTLET he dug his Ugg boots Sale own grave.

We Christian Louboutin Heels met hogan scontate him, crawling in on Moncler Sale all fours like a Uggs For Cheap beetle, Nike Shoes Discount Marketplace the first nike jordan shoes case that Uggs Pas Cher Soldes came under nike tn pas cher our New Air Max 2017 care. We chaussures nike pas cher dressed a stomach wound in the Discount Christian Louboutin Shoes dug-out, and gave the boy Adidas Neo Discount Sale two morphia Nike Air 90 tablets.... He sank into Discount Ray Ban Sunglasses unconsciousness and Ugg Pas Cher Femme never Ugg Outlet Online Store recovered. His grave longchamp bags on sale is out behind the church of Nike Air Max Goedkoop Loos-Gohelle, adidas outlet and Canada Goose Outlet his cap Nike joggesko hangs Cheap Michael Kors on Zapatillas Air Max the Michael Kors Handbags Discount arm of the cross that Chaussure Air Max marks his sleeping Nike Pas Cher Femme place. Nike Air Women A prada outlet man had the calf of his right Nike Air Pas Cher leg Nike Shox Cheap blown away; he died from shock; another got a bullet through his skull, Nike Air Jordan 11 another.... But why enumerate how young zapatillas running lives Cheap Toms Shoes Outlet were Cheap Air Max Trainers hurled away from Nike Air Damen young bodies?...

On the field of Yeezy Black death, the Canada Goose Womens Coats shells, in colossal[35] reebok running shoes joy, TOMS SHOES OUTLET chorused their Billige Nike Sko terrible harmonies, making Moncler Outlet Online the heavens Cheap Michael Kors Handbags sonorous with their louboutin heels wanton and unbridled zapatos de futbol nike frenzy; Air max levně star-shells, which Cheap Nike Huarache seemed at times to Air Max Femme be fixed on the ceiling UGG BOOTS FOR WOMEN of the sky, Adidas Originals Superstar oscillated in Canada Goose Outlet a dazzling whirl of red and green—and men Coach Bags On Sale died.... womens nike air max We Air Max 90 remained Negozi Pandora in Adidas Originals Sale the trenches the next day. Adidas Superstar They were very quiet, new pandora charms and we Yeezy Shoes Discount Marketplace lay at ease Adidas Originals Stan Smith in our dug-outs, read week-old Cheap Real Jordans papers, wrote cheap nike air max letters and took turns fitflops sale uk on sentry-go. Yeezy Men On our front lay zapatilla adidas a dull Nike Free Run 5.0 Womens brown, monotonous adidas schoenen level and new yeezy shoes two red-brick Nike Store villages, toms shoes outlet Loos and Yeezy Boost Sale Online Hulluch. Our barbed-wire entanglement, twisted and shell-scarred, showed newest lebron shoes countless Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 For Sale rusty spikes Pandora Store Sale which stuck out ominous and forbidding. toms sale A dead pandora beads German Sac a main michael kors hung on a wire Pandora Style Beads prop, Nike Shoes Online his nike sneakers feet caught in a Air Max Pas Cher cheval de frise, canada goose jackets on sale the pandora jewelry store skin of Boost Yeezy Sale On Line his Michael Kors Clearance face peeling Hugo Boss Sale away Nike Factory Store from his bones, and his nfl store hand scarpe nike clutching Doudoune Moncler Site Officiel the wire as nike schuhe günstig if for support. Portafoglio michael kors He had Discount TOMS been out there for Official Toms Shoes Outlet many moncler jacket sale months, retro jordans for cheap a foolhardy ADIDAS NMD SALE ON LINE foe Nike Soccer Cleats Boots who got a bullet through his head モンクレール レディース when examining Pandora Outlet our defences.

nike shoes PPST 2017.7.14
By :CCMrs
07-13-2017 03:59:25
The Signs And Causes Of Female Or Male Infertility
Turmeric Benefits for Women Menstruations and Human Health
Ovulation Calculator When Trying to Conceive
The Cause Of Women Is Often Delayed Menstruation
The Benefits Of Vitamin E For Menstruating Women And Human Health
Crystal X Original PT. Natural Nusantara (NASA) Yogyakarta
When Menstruating Woman Jogging
Donor Eggs and Embryos
Pregnancy in 4th Week
8 Weeks Pregnancy and Childbirth
7 Weeks Pregnancy and Childbirth
3 Best Fruits For Diabetic Patients
Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
Pregnancy in 40th Week
Pregnancy in 5th Week
Pregnancy in 8th Week
Pregnancy in 7th Week
Early Signs Of Pregnancy

lesateliersduchangement.info
infinity666.info
diamond-search.info
missouriwestern.info
digeno.info
pelras.info
flippoint.info
search4engine2optimization.info
demible.info
dallascatering.info
shufflespan.info
biyoukenkou.info
bubculut.info
banken-rating.info
atenololgeneric.info
agrenska.info
cialisfrance.info
ghoiou0.info
afptorontoevents.info
hanakotoba-search.info
herfstkriebels.info
kosodate-ansin.info
sisgwl.info
system-apri.info t--t.info
tuuhan1.info
uranaimaster.info
rugal.info
seo-linkmaster.info otera-navi.info
mab-germany.info
obatperutbuncitpadapria.info
kurasiniyakudatu.info
uranaimaster.info
uxevolutions.info
By :herigusmara
07-13-2017 03:58:54
The Signs And Causes Of Female Or Male Infertility
Turmeric Benefits for Women Menstruations and Human Health
Ovulation Calculator When Trying to Conceive
The Cause Of Women Is Often Delayed Menstruation
The Benefits Of Vitamin E For Menstruating Women And Human Health
Crystal X Original PT. Natural Nusantara (NASA) Yogyakarta
When Menstruating Woman Jogging
Donor Eggs and Embryos
Pregnancy in 4th Week
8 Weeks Pregnancy and Childbirth
7 Weeks Pregnancy and Childbirth
3 Best Fruits For Diabetic Patients
Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
Pregnancy in 40th Week
Pregnancy in 5th Week
Pregnancy in 8th Week
Pregnancy in 7th Week
Early Signs Of Pregnancy

lesateliersduchangement.info
infinity666.info
diamond-search.info
missouriwestern.info
digeno.info
pelras.info
flippoint.info
search4engine2optimization.info
demible.info
dallascatering.info
shufflespan.info
biyoukenkou.info
bubculut.info
banken-rating.info
atenololgeneric.info
agrenska.info
cialisfrance.info
ghoiou0.info
afptorontoevents.info
hanakotoba-search.info
herfstkriebels.info
kosodate-ansin.info
sisgwl.info
system-apri.info t--t.info
tuuhan1.info
uranaimaster.info
rugal.info
seo-linkmaster.info otera-navi.info
mab-germany.info
obatperutbuncitpadapria.info
kurasiniyakudatu.info
uranaimaster.info
uxevolutions.info
By :herigusmara

[1]

Tags
http://buyambienonlineeasy.com/http://orderultram.net/

Spiritual & Healing Practices | Healthy Lifestyles | Community | Arts | Find Practitioners & Orgs | Forums
Our Store | Aldea Verde de Costa Rica | Submissions | Editors | Terms and Conditions | About Us / Contact Us

 

Disclaimer. Each category is under the supervision of dedicated editors who are passionate about their topic and believe that raising people's awareness is one way to make a difference in the world. You may or may not agree with all that is presented. Since respectful discourse is an excellent way to learn and grow, we welcome comments on articles and your participation on the Forums.

  © 2010-2017 Inspiring Change, LLC     REGISTER      LOGIN Web by MacDaddi | Developed by AWE