Friday, March 20, 2009

Live Simply-Remain More in Silence

End of summer / Fin del veranoImage by Claudio.Ar via Flickr

Live simply and take life more easily. Happiness lies in giving yourself time to think and to introspect. Be alone once in a while, and remain more in silence.

- Yogananda

Take some time to just sit today.
Sit and be with yourself.
Just sit.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prenatal Yoga DVD Giveaway from Jennifer Wolfe!

GREAT opportunity to win a FABULOUS Prenatal Yoga DVD from Jennifer Wolfe. Check it out here.

Help Find a Missing Child with Wireless Amber Alerts

I saw a news story today on signing up for WIRELESS AMBER ALERTS and wanted to share it with everyone. Please take a moment and pass it on to everyone you know. This is a FANTASTIC idea. Sign-up and you will receive Amber Alerts to your phone and email for the zip codes that you list. It is amazing how many children have been saved since Amber Alerts came into effect. Let's do all we can to help Law Enforcement find Missing and Exploited Children.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009


And finally, yoga on ice!Image by page via Flickr

Sometimes in the evenings I like to flip the channels on the TV to relax. I can do this better then most men...flip...flip...flip.... I don't really watch a lot of TV, but I like to flip. There is something relaxing to me about getting these brief snap shots of what is going on in the world (or at least the world of TV.)

As I do my evening "flip flip" I FREQUENTLY see an infomercial for this fitness program called P90X. I'll be honest with you it doesn't look all that bad; it seems to combine a lot of different simple strength building exercises, plyometrics and cardio that should work very well if you do them consistently (that's always the key.) But, the part I LOVE...just that they have an yoga component that they call...wait for it...drum roll please...


Wowzie! Really? Extreme yoga? I mean extreme running, extreme kayaking...I went ice climbing once, that was pretty extreme, but extreme yoga? It seems like a contradiction in terms to me. Yoga is all about "medhum," being moderate in all things; walking the Middle Path.

But, then I started to think about it and yoga really IS extreme.


EXTREME-ly relaxing
EXTREME-ly strengthening
EXTREME-ly balancing
EXTREME-ly stress-reducing
EXTREME-ly flexibility building

And most of all it is an EXTREME experiment and exercise in the development of our Inner Selves. It is perhaps one of the most radical, most extreme journeys, a human being can undertake. To make a commitment to the exploration and development of oneself takes the heart of a warrior and the patience of a saint; and man-oh-man is it worth every moment of effort on the journey.

May your journey be wild, wonderful, enlightening...and what the heck, even a little extreme:-)


P.S. Here are my Top Ten Reasons to Do Yoga.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

And the winner of Great Necklace GIveaway is...

Kate S. from California!
(who writes a really awesome and very funny blog herself)

Thanks for participating Kate!
You won the awesome (if I do say so myself)
handmade necklace (by me — see more of my stuff at featuring amethyst (which symbolizes the Spirit), Indian crow beads, and Czech glass. The center pendant is a pewter Celtic cross.

Kate downloaded my Progressive Relaxation from and I think she liked it because she left the following review...

"Teal Chimblo could read the phonebook to me, and I would relax. Having her gentle voice instruct me on the relaxation of each part of my body is a step beyond! I chose the version with the music, and I would recommend it. The music is lovely, soothing, and very much in the background. You almost don't realize it's there. I highly recommend this lovely meditation. I suffer from chronic anxiety, back pain, and TMJ. If I can relax with this, ANYONE can!"

Well, with a review like how can you resist heading on over to to get your own copy.

For less than the cost of a cup of coffee ($2.95) you can give yourself a little bit of bliss today.

While your there check out my Sivasana Meditation as well. It's really yummy too!


This week TWO NEW offerings will be up on the site. One is a 20 minute yoga class where you learn 3 of the foundation breaths for yoga practice: 3-Part Complete Breath, Nadi Shodhana, and a Measured Breath.

The other is called Sleepy, Sleepy Moon and it is just the sweetest bedtime meditation and breathing exercise for children. It is guarrenteed to put your child and YOU to sleep.

So stay tuned....and Namaste.
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Friday, March 6, 2009

$7 on the 7th | The Liz Logelin Foundation

This is such a great opportunity to give a little that will mean SO much to families who have lost so very much. We are receiving a lot of applications, please help us to help them.


$7 on the 7th | The Liz Logelin Foundation