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There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable:
I love. I have loved. I will love.
― The Time Traveler's Wife
It took me a long time to realize this:
We get to choose what defines us.
―Sarah Addison Allen
|rachael runs | y o g a | outfits |
hi! i am, hope you are too!
i actually consider myself to be an ambivert who tends more toward introversion.
my briggs myers & jung personality type is INFP.
# the tumblr app strikes again
dangit, i just responded privately by accident to someone who wanted the overeating anon to message them.
so if that was you, respond here! and anon, check the notes!
I’m really sorry but I don’t have any experience whatsoever with disordered eating, bingeing, or restricting so I’m really not qualified to give any kind of advice on these matters. I think if you can recognize that something is off or out of your control you should tell someone you trust and perhaps seek the appropriate healthcare professional, because that’s definitely what I would do in this situation.
hey! aw, thank you. so kind! my hands don’t usually slip on my Manduka Pro mat. if they’re quite sweaty and clammy they do, but my hands rarely sweat. i’m not a very sweaty person at all unless i’m doing strenuous activity like running and even then not very much, only if i’m in a hot environment, like outside in the summer.
if you find your hands slip quite a bit, you can try laying a towel down! a regular bath towel can help or they make yoga towels designed to get sticky as your hands get sweaty. i have a manduka eQua towel and if i want a really grippy surface i’ll lay it down and sprinkle drops of water on the spots i want to be sticky (like where your hands and feet go in downward facing dog) and that makes it SUPER grippy. i like to do this if i’m practicing plank poses, such as partridge or side plank variations where i really need my feet and hands to stick.
this question and also:
"Hi! I really want to start doing yoga but I don’t know where to begin. Id prefer doing it in my home too rather than joining a class. Do you have any suggestions on where to begin? Thanks love!”
"When you started yoga, where/how did you learn? Are there any youtubers or anything you watched? I suck at following drawings or written out instructions but videos do help. I tried tara stiles but i’m really weak and my core shakes so bad whenever i try to do her videos”
"Is there a way to start yoga idk it sounds weird how do you start d you just practice the same moves everyday?? also does yoga help to strengthen your core and build abs? thank you x!”
to all: please read my FAQ. (you know how when you clicked on “ask” and the box says “please read my FAQ” at the top? maybe start there?)
also - if you ask a question on anon that can be answered by reading my FAQ, i am now deleting them immediately. so if you don’t see a response from me, read there. if you ask me a question that is personal or could be answered with “none of your business”, you can also assume i’ve deleted it.
hey! thank you for the kind words! i really appreciate it.
time management is tough sometimes but definitely possible! i’m the type to work well with lists, so most days i will make a list of things that i want to get accomplished that day, things that are mandatory. these are usually academic, and i try to make the list manageable so it’s not too daunting. then i kind of intersperse my day with my elective activities based on my time and how the day is going, and based on their priority. so since my half marathon is coming up, my running takes precedent as an elective in my day. if i’m productive and know i can take an hour to go for my run, i’ll do that. and then if i have enough time, i’ll fit in some yoga too. this morning i made yoga a priority because it had gone on the back burner for the last 3 days and also because today is a rest day for running.
i’m lucky in that my academic work is all independent at this point (finishing up my thesis) so i can schedule my day however i like. when you have a more fixed schedule, i find it easier to really schedule out my day rather than play it by ear. if you schedule a workout or a social activity into your day ahead of time, you can plan for it accordingly and not worry that you’re “wasting” time.
hope that helps!
hah i think everyone can do yoga and enjoy it! gender doesn’t matter a bit.