I am sitting down to write this post after practicing Ashtanga yoga for 90 minutes this evening. I am drenched in sweat and feel utterly whipped. Learning the primary Ashtanga series is, in the words of my teacher, like learning a dance where you don’t know the steps and there is no music.
I would love to say I can gracefully flow through the poses, but I look more like the bug wearing the Edgar suit in Men in Black. Remember how he walked around all jerky-like? I think I’m going to file my desire to learn Ashtanga under, “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.” The only reason I am writing about it at all is for the accountability aspect. Without it written down for anyone to see, I am likely to quit.
At the end of a yoga class, I once had a teacher tell the students something like our practice had emptied our cups, so we could now go fill them up with good things like love, compassion and forgiveness. I’d like to fill mine with two of my favorite things: beer and ice cream. File that under, “Oh, I See What You Did There.”
Now it’s on to the real business at hand. Thank you to all who entered the OXO Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer Giveaway. The lucky winner is Elizabeth G.- congratulations!
Not so lucky this time? Be sure to visit Love & Flour on May 12th to enter the next giveaway in 2012’s 12 Months of Giveaways.
- Beer of your choice, preferably a stout
- Ice cream of your choice, preferably vanilla or chocolate
- Scoop ice cream into a glass.
- Gently pour the beer over the ice cream.
- Sip through a straw or eat with a spoon.