Looking didn’t work so I have been trying not looking for years. Not looking doesn’t work either. I don’t know what does. I’m not unattractive, have bad habits, or particularly abrasive. I’m leaving it to fate.
whooshing's Life List
1. scatter cryptic notes and drawings all across the city
2. become independently wealthy
3. make a movie
4. be more beautiful
5. improve my image
6. learn to make art that I like
7. move the rest of my stuff to Topeka
8. develop a writing style that I like
I began by watching and following the podcast, Yogamazing. Chaz offers a nice combination of physical poses combined with a mild spiritual outlook. He might be more spiritual than in the casts. I don’t know. I do know that his descriptions, instructions, and videos are really good. He makes it easy to understand and practice the poses.
After following the podcast for about 18 months I went to a local yoga studio to get feedback from a live instructor. He complimented my on my poses and offered good feedback. I also took a workshop at a local church. It’s definitely useful to have a teacher check your poses.
About a year ago I began visiting Yogaville where I learned about the spiritual path of Yoga and how Hatha (the poses – the physical side of yoga) fits. Yogaville is a center of Integral Yoga, which combines all the yogic paths together. It’s also a great retreat center with excellent organic vegetarian meals.
I am not a yoga master. I do feel I have a grasp of the basics and I have a daily practice.
The Createspace deadline really helped. I have finished editing and have published the novel. I’m starting a seventh novel now during NaNoWriMo. You have to really like writing to write novels. I mean like, really. It’s a lot of work, you don’t get paid much, so liking it helps a lot. So far, I haven’t got paid at all.