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  1. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by AC in Reiki?   
    About 10 mins after my post about reiki I went grocery shopping- came out and found this car parked next to mine...it's a sign!

  2. Chillipepper liked a post in a topic by AC in Please help - need a yoga buddy!   
    This sounds like a great idea. I am going to HAVE to make regular time in my life for yoga. Thanks guys x
  3. Chillipepper liked a post in a topic by AC in Please help - need a yoga buddy!   
    I really need yoga in my life: the positive impact is incredible, physically, mentally and emotionally. However, as a mother of two children, a wife who is solely in charge of everything kids and home related and a lawyer, I don't always find time for myself to practice.
    I am in the UK and would love to have a buddy in the same time zone - or in Europe. I'd just like to have someone to spur me on and someone who I can also motivate. It would be great if this person was more experienced, but that doesn't really matter - we can learn together.
    Looking forward to finding someone! 
  4. AC liked a post in a topic by Chillipepper in Please help - need a yoga buddy!   
    Me too if you're interested in more than one support buddy? I know I could benefit from the motivation.
  5. Chillipepper liked a post in a topic by AC in Please help - need a yoga buddy!   
    I really need yoga in my life: the positive impact is incredible, physically, mentally and emotionally. However, as a mother of two children, a wife who is solely in charge of everything kids and home related and a lawyer, I don't always find time for myself to practice.
    I am in the UK and would love to have a buddy in the same time zone - or in Europe. I'd just like to have someone to spur me on and someone who I can also motivate. It would be great if this person was more experienced, but that doesn't really matter - we can learn together.
    Looking forward to finding someone! 
  6. robert liked a post in a topic by AC in What books have changed your life?   
    I'm going to give this book a read - although pretty sure I don't need any major life changes right now - this year has been ridiculously difficult enough! ?
    Cheesy but The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I first picked it up 12 years ago when my life was going in an unplanned, but unexpectedly amazing, way. It taught me to live in the moment and enjoy it. I'm still trying - it's not easy - but I don't worry about things not going to plan anymore. ?
  7. yogafire liked a post in a topic by AC in Yoga Tattoos...?   
    Why not get the tattoo somewhere discreet as the symbolism is only for you and not for public consumption? Two bird, one stone.
    I have an OM symbol tattoo on my hip - cheesy positioning, but nobody is going to see it and it's mine. In all fairness, I'm Indian and a Hindu so nobody would have the right to judge me for cultural appropriation.
    You want to do it, just do it! But make sure you visit a few tattoo places and that the artist doing your tattoo allows you to watch one being done, if you should wish to see it being done. The guy who did mine (16 years ago! Omg I am getting old!) let me watch and the person being tattooed said this guys was so good that it was only tickling. He was right.
    dont forget to draw out the tattoo you want - the right one will "feel" right! Xx
  8. AC liked a post in a topic by LarryD517 in Yoga Tattoos...?   
    My two cents...there are very few expressions I despise more than that one.
    We're all one people.
    I'm Jewish and take no offense when someone uses the phrase "schmuck" (unless I'm the target). I couldn't care less if anything that we say or do originated somewhere else...or in someone else's tribe. 
    I love Chinese and Italian food (although not on the same plate); when I had hair I wore it in an Afro style (we used to call it a Jew-fro);l I enjoy Corona and Stella Artrois beer; I love Brussels Sprouts, Swiss Cheese, English Muffins, Greek Style Yogurt and French Fries; I drink Green Tea; I watch a Korean (South, not North) TV; I drive a Japanese car (made in Kentucky); I drink Poland Spring water; I practice yoga (and enjoy hearing the Sanskrit names for the asanas); and love watching Kung Fu movies; I'm pretty sure the gas in my car comes from either Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela or Iraq.
    I'm American, but my grandparents were from Austria, Poland/Russia (the town went back and forth in the late 1800s), Germany and Lithuania, but according to the Passover Haggadah, my ancestors were living in Egypt.  I'm a man (oops!) person of the world! 
    Let's stop worrying about being politically correct and enjoy the few short years we all have here. If you like doing something...as long as no one is hurt by it, just do it! 
  9. yogafire liked a post in a topic by AC in Yoga Tattoos...?   
    Why not get the tattoo somewhere discreet as the symbolism is only for you and not for public consumption? Two bird, one stone.
    I have an OM symbol tattoo on my hip - cheesy positioning, but nobody is going to see it and it's mine. In all fairness, I'm Indian and a Hindu so nobody would have the right to judge me for cultural appropriation.
    You want to do it, just do it! But make sure you visit a few tattoo places and that the artist doing your tattoo allows you to watch one being done, if you should wish to see it being done. The guy who did mine (16 years ago! Omg I am getting old!) let me watch and the person being tattooed said this guys was so good that it was only tickling. He was right.
    dont forget to draw out the tattoo you want - the right one will "feel" right! Xx
  10. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by AC in Ever Been To India?   
    Hi, I hope you've managed to make a trip there since you wrote your concerns. If not: firstly, there is the BRATT diet - Bananas (peel able, and therefore unlikely to cause you a tummy upset; Rice (fresh, hot and steaming = good for your tummy); Apples -( peel them - don't eat the skin of fruit); Toast (cooked-fine; better than just bread); Tea (boiled so all the germs are dead). If food falls into any one of these categories, eat away! 
    Secondly, go experience it! If you go in with an open mind and no expectations, you can't fail! There's so much to see and do and they cater to all budgets and styles, so if you want luxury and cleanliness in India go hang out at the Four Seasons or the Leela or any number of places. 
    Please let us know if you go and how you felt about it!
  11. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by AC in Reiki?   
    About 10 mins after my post about reiki I went grocery shopping- came out and found this car parked next to mine...it's a sign!

  12. YogaByCandace liked a post in a topic by AC in Reiki?   
    I have done my first degree (basic) reiki (years ago). It truly is an individual experience. When you do your first degree you have to learn self-treatment and you work on yourself to get to the right place physically, spiritually and emotionally before you are able to practice on anyone else. I found the self-treatment incredibly beneficial, emotionally and mentally. I find this with yoga too.
    It really depends on the type of illness you have and your own individual circumstances. It can't hurt to have a go.
    Reiki can take a number of sessions before you feel anything. It is based on a relationship between you and the practitioner and so there are many "things" which need to fall into place.
     
    Candace - I found the same with the osteopath. However, a physiotherapist was great. But I haven't taken to acupuncture - I had acupuncture on my face and there was some horrible form of infection (even though disposable needles were used) and I wasn't able to work for weeks because my face was wrecked! So emotionally and physically draining.
    Look forward to hearing about your experiences afriske! All the best! 
  13. robert liked a post in a topic by AC in What books have changed your life?   
    I'm going to give this book a read - although pretty sure I don't need any major life changes right now - this year has been ridiculously difficult enough! ?
    Cheesy but The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I first picked it up 12 years ago when my life was going in an unplanned, but unexpectedly amazing, way. It taught me to live in the moment and enjoy it. I'm still trying - it's not easy - but I don't worry about things not going to plan anymore. ?
  14. AC liked a post in a topic by PaulaH in Relating To "non-Yogis"   
    I liked what Candace said about having a chip on her shoulder, because I think I may have that too about some things and I find it incredibly hard to get rid of. I do tend to be optimistic and like to break down bad situations into "little positives". But as someone who used to be a complete people pleaser in my 20s, I now stand up for myself and can sometimes get too defensive in response to criticism. Something I really, really struggle with is criticism of my person life choices, especially if I don't perceive actual concern in their words, just judgement. It's definitely harder to go through life waiting for the next possible slight or insult. Of course it hurts when you realize that people who are close to you judge your choices based on their own prejudices. It has made me selective with the information I disclose about myself.
      However, I am finding that getting older really does help center yourself and usually puts things into perspective in a healthy way! I would not want to go back to being 20 years old again. I enjoy the sense of self-assuredness that comes with getting older.