Do what you love.
Don’t worry about money.
Play the game.
Don’t worry about the result.
Run your race.
Don’t worry about winning.
Play your role.
Don’t worry about applause.
Sing your song.
Don’t worry about the encore.
Don’t worry about becoming.
There will come a time in your life when you realize that all the rules you thought you should live by, what people think of you, what people expect of you, what people want of you, will come into stark contrast with what it is you truly need for yourself.
What you decide to do at that moment could well determine much of your future happiness. ~ Me and my thoughts
|—||Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (via helplesslyamazed)|
photographer: Noah Kalinalocation: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This pose strengthens your shoulders, arms, core, and legs. As you work toward it, keep three things in mind: Rotate your triceps toward your body, keep your neck relaxed, and gaze just slightly past your fingertips.
Stand with your back and heels against a wall. Place your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor a few feet in front of you, raising your hips and straightening your legs to come into downward-facing dog (an inverted V). Place your right foot flat on the wall so your leg is straight and your thigh is parallel to the floor. Brace your core, then slowly place your left foot next to your right. With both legs straight, shift your weight so that your shoulders are directly over your wrists (you’ll be in an L shape). Hold, then bend your knees and slowly lower one foot to the floor at a time.
Repeat phase 1, then lift your right leg off the wall, lifting your heel toward the ceiling while keeping your hips and toes square to the wall. Your left leg is still parallel to the floor, with your foot flat on the wall. Hold, keeping your core tight, arms straight, and neck relaxed, then slowly bring your right foot back to the wall and switch legs. To release, bring both feet back to the wall, bend your knees, and slowly lower one foot at a time.
Face the wall and place your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor about 10 inches away from it. Get into downward-facing dog, then walk your feet in a few inches, stacking your shoulders over your wrists. Brace your core and slowly raise your left heel toward the ceiling, leg straight. Keep your hips square, arms straight, and neck relaxed. Hold, gazing toward your fingertips, then lower your leg and switch sides.
Start in downward-facing dog with your hands shoulder-width apart and legs straight. Walk your feet forward, shifting your weight onto your hands and stacking your shoulders over your wrists. With your arms straight and core tight, lift your right leg toward the ceiling, keeping your hips square. Bend your left knee and gently hop to raise your left leg toward the ceiling, bringing your hips over your shoulders. Hold, then slowly come down one leg at a time.
“If you can hold up your own body you are a strong person” ~ D (just completed 2 weeks doing these and it is amazing.)
For my New Year’s Resolution, and yes I know it is a little early but just wait and you will see why I am doing this now, I am going to put myself out there a little more and get out of my comfort zone. I am going to challenge myself and have a positive attitude about my abilities. I have never been afraid to make fun or laugh at myself, that I feel is a good thing that a person can do every once in a while. I have been working on playing my piano more this year and because of that I have a Christmas song to share and……I included my vocals for this one. Merry Christmas to all of my friends and family and may you all have a safe holiday…
Life is about stepping out of your comfort zone. I have done that with this piano solo by including my vocals. It is a Christmas song…I hope you enjoy.