You gotta start somewhere

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This is the current status of my standing bow or the pose know as Dandayamana-Dhanurasana in Bikram yoga. I don’t have the time or money to go to yoga classes regularly ( I know I know excuses excuses) but I will utilize the space I have at home to do what I can to progress and meditate. I’ll be posting the progress of this pose and others in the weeks to come. Support and encouragement is always welcome here along with helpful hints and tips. I’m having the most trouble getting my hips parallel with the ground! I know the flexibility aspect takes time 🙂 I’ll be patient.

so this vegan thing

This is my breakfast from the past couple of days. Being a vegan seems easiest for breakfast, at least in terms of prep time and variety. I’m excited to continue this new lifestyle. I feel great and that’s enough motivation in itself to stick with this. I can’t really imagine going back to anything else. Wish me luck! Stay golden! -Tavs

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Science and Faith

How does it feel to be a part of this beautifully ingenious design. I have faith that there is a chosen moment in which my soul will expand infinitely free from time and space. Some may find that foolish but I have reasons for my beliefs that are uniquely my own. There are hundreds of billions of galaxies making up the universe. Earth is only one planet of billions orbiting inside just one of these 500,000 billion or more galaxies and I myself am only one person; One of over seven billion people living on our dynamic little planet. Instead of being diluted by this infinitesimal proportion I accept it as a challenge and I use science to strengthen my spirituality. It provokes curiosity and redefines my view of logical thinking. I believe that existence is based on the exchange of energy and functionality. Energy is expended to carry out various tasks to ensure
the function of an organism. This is evident in every life form and has been the founding principle supporting lifetimes of discoveries. Energy is spent with purpose. I can’t help but draw the conclusion that the energy required to create the universe itself was done so for a purpose. You and I were created with a purpose. – Tavia Rahki Smith