Leaving room for the … Unexpected … Teaching The Day After

Which was only possible because we were not hosting this lovely Thanksgiving gathering.  Thus, GRATITUDE to a special generous friend, she’s a bright Light – a chef-extraordinaire and her family – without which I would not have been able to serve in my other ways.  Teaching 2 classes back to back was … FUN !  I love being of service and wish these could have been a benefit for the recent fire victims.

Gratitude for family, friendship so that I can be more caring, more giving to share the practice.  Gratitude for the abundance, love, and … this Rain, this cleansed fresh Air … we are extremely lucky to have shelter and this food …

Leaving room for the desserts:)

The torch ! Last touch to home made Creme Brulees – Thank you M & N:)

Enough carbs? Mashed potatoes, golden rice, stuffing, breads of various kinds …tough time to stay on Keto …

Nice touch – vegetarian stew:)  Delightful. Discovering rich flavoring is possible 100% plant based.

Oh, ohhh, Mojitos?  no, no, Moscow Mule ! Did not have any but love to shake that cocktail shaker for fun.

It must have been meant to be that I was teaching the day after to help out a yogi – something told me abstain and so I did not have a hang over !!! Then, it will truly be a Black (ed out) Friday …splattered on a yoga mat – did not happen !  Thankful.

Thank you for all the blessings … Namaste:)

* Get well soon C !  Holiday season is actually one of the most stressful time of the year.  Sure, it’s joyous but for some, if you make it into a production rather than what it’s really meant to be, then … there’s high pressure to meet that deadline, the same deadline everyone has, that intense pressure to please all, to have that perfect Norman Rockwell holiday season and so … step back, take a deep breath and prioritize.

Okay, okay, Cyber Monday coming up …

Journey On – Yoga @ SFO

Yoga for the weary and well-traveled?  Yoga for the globe trotters? Always wanted to check this place out but never had the time and this time too but extra 30 minutes, I thought – oh, no – I don’t have my mat … BUT no problem.  They have few mats there and yak ! usually but no fear – there are wipes to sanitize the mat with.

It’s a cozy space, maybe only up to 6 mats … and there was just one guy there who seemed asleep but when I walked in, he probably felt he must do yoga so started to move through some asanas.  I had time just for few rounds of sun salutes … then upon leaving we exchanged a greeting.  He has few hours of layover in SF en route to Australia.  He said how he really appreciated having a place like this to just stretch after a long flight.  I nodded.  Isn’t San Francisco the only place with a yoga room?  He thought maybe Chicago but … San Francisco definitely is the place. Here, we can unplug and feel even more connected … within.

We nodded knowingly and said good bye – Bon Voyage !

So many traveling to get home this Thanksgiving week – it’s that time of the year where there are so many migrating to make time and effort to reunite … to go home … to celebrate … do make time to stop though, pause, really breath, be with yourself, take care of yourself so you can be the best version of yourself when you are with your loved ones: Someone less concerned about the gluttony or belongings but want to be someone who is giving, patient, tolerant, generous, kind and above all …