The weather's perfect right now for a camping trip in the desert, a smidgen North of Joshua Tree.
The weather is turning towards a warm fall, and the plants are putting out new leaves and new fruit every day. The weather and the growth don't seem to agree at all. I'm glad they're happy!
With all these plants needing some love at the same time, I feel like it’s time instead for a makeover. I absolutely love having plants by me when I work. Whether at home or the office, a little greenery makes everything happier. I’m hoping that the transplant will give these plants the room and humid climate to be as happy as they make me.
The odd summer is continuing onward, bringing more fog and a morning with light drizzle. It's still cooler day by day, almost like summer decided it was done out here before August is. Whichever way the weather decides to go, many of the plants are growing like it's spring again.
For people who are shy about speaking up, Simhasana pranayama is a great way to let out some noise. When you roar in Simhasana, your air should flow out freely. Do your best not to constrict the throat - this is all about freeing it up! The breath instead comes from contracting the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor.
Summer's going through mood swings and the plants are trying their best to adapt. We haven't had rain in quite a while, but fog has been rolling in each day and leaving a mess of dew all over the place. The plants don't seem to mind - but they also don't seem to care. They're growing at their own pace, despite whatever the day or season wants to tell them.
Diaphragmatic breathing is something we do instinctually. It’s also something we can easily do consciously. Just like other forms of mindfulness, diaphragmatic breathing can have far-reaching benefits, not the least of which is that breathing is good. And when you’re breathing with your diaphragm into the furthest reaches of your lungs, it can be even better.
Surprising as it may sound, buzzing like a bee can be just about the most relaxing, mind-numbing way to settle your head. When you breathe in the Humming Bee Breath manner, you'll quite literally set your brain abuzz.
This week has felt entirely too cool for the time of year it's supposed to be. When you think of summer in Southern California, it's all sunny beaches and... sun. This week's been a bevy of clouds, fog, and dew so thick that it watered my plants one morning.
One of the most astounding road trips I've ever taken. I won't go much into the personal details, except that my wonderful wife makes the most perfect travel companion. We went together on every leg of the trip, down every path and through every wonderful snack.