All posts filed under: Visual Drishti

Yayoi Kusama at Dallas Museum of Art

We make 10-12 trips to Dallas a year to visit family. Even having grown up in the Dallas area, there is much about this city I simply don’t know. I didn’t make it very far beyond our suburb (also, I did not have the confidence to drive highways when I was a teen!). But now when we make our trips back, we try to seek out interesting experiences to share with our little family. I had seen my Dallas friends post on social media about the Yayoi Kusama pumpkin exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art since it opened October 1. It’s 62 lit pumpkins inside of an infinity room, and you get 45 seconds to take it all in. Only two people can go in at one time with a room attendant present. This particular exhibit is part of the DMA’s permanent collection and will run through February 25, 2018. It really is a very cool experience, standing in this room of pumpkins, reflecting on pumpkins, reflecting on pumpkins. I recently read that Yayoi …

5 Yoga Tips for Birth

While all my cool SXSW friends were there for Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s keynote and Jason Bateman and other shenanigans last week, the husband and I were hiding from the rain in a 5-hour birthing refresher course. I admit that I was super bummed about this. But at the end of the day, I was happy to be dry and warm, and we quite enjoyed the birthing class! Chan was fantastic, engaging and brought up a lot of things that we had forgotten from our first birth experience. I didn’t take any birth prep classes with my first pregnancy, like Bradley method or Hypnobirthing or Lamaze. The one birthing class we attended was more of a hospital prep class – what our drug options were, what to expect when we check in at the hospital, procedures, “what if” situations, who is in the room, what the rules were regarding food/drink/visitors, what to expect during recovery and the checkout process. So, nothing really to do with the actual physical experience of birthing a baby. Instead, I relied …

Found Drishti: My view from down dog

There’s really only one spot in our living room that has enough floor space to do my home practice, so my drishti point when I’m in downward dog is always the back wall of the kitchen. Yes, we did just get a large shipment of Pampers Cruisers Economy Pack Diapers since I don’t have time to run to the store all the time. The box is, of course, my kid’s favorite toy. I point this out because my view in down dog for the first 4 years of my practice used to be my dog’s food bowl and water. We had to put our puppy Boo Boo down last December due to cancer. He had a nose tumor that continued to grow and take over his health and well-being despite chemo. As we approach the holidays this year, I’m really missing my dog and what he meant to our family. What’s funny to me is that when I practiced at home, Boo Boo would come nudge me or attempt to “crawl” over me while I was …

Found Drishti: Specks

Not exactly the drishti point I was hoping to find in my home practice. This is the problem when I share my “yoga space” with my child and the plethora of toys that take over our living room. But yay for getting on my mat at home?

Found Drishti: Home practice with kid

This is what happens to my home practice space now that I have a child. I had to roll up HIS play mat to make room for my yoga mat. Thanks, kid.

Found Drishti: Stressed = Desserts

Saw this one floating around Pinterest. And now I want dessert. As a drishti point, this could be a nice motivator to get through a challenging practice, knowing that you deserve a reward in the end. For the record, I know this is a bit of a softball post for #NaBloPoMo, but I love finding this stuff! More substance coming tomorrow.

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