November 4, 2011

Happy Weekend!

First things first….{{hugs}} to all of you who have welcomed me back into the blogging sphere. It was an unusually long sabbatical…a very necessary one, but still bittersweet after running into a few of life’s inevitable obstacles. Several twitter friends & readers began to voice their concern a while back forcing me to wipe the haze from tired eyes and  just jump back on the horse. Which can often be tough when you’re in the midst of discovering & breathing in a few new experiences….like Yoga!

Earlier this summer a friend & I took the plunge after signing up for a few Groupon deals, and hit up a Yoga Studio here in the city. My first Yoga experience…and it felt…still feels sacred. After receiving a small health scare from the Doctor during my last checkup, incorporating another form of physical activity into the daily routine was a definite priority. Honestly, within as little as two sessions with some incredible instructors, a few dozen dormant muscles were rising up to say their Hellos!

Apart from now greeting the day with sun salutations, I was able to attend my first blogging conference in D.C. along with a few hundred social media lovelies that stole my heart. See…normally I am a very reserved person, nestled in a cafe between a book and coffee is where you’d often find me, so embarking on a trip to D.C. with prospects of networking and forming new relationships was a bit daunting….yet it was very well worth the trip. Blogalicous weekend sought out to celebrate the growing diversity in the blogging/social sphere & to be a part of such an important cause was inspiring and heartening. I left D.C. fully motivated but most importantly grateful for the opportunity. There is just SO much to see & do in D.C., that a short weekend hauled up in a hotel just wouldn’t cut it, so plans to return are definitely in the works.

If you guys are still reading this in a reader, hop on over for a quick bit & wave hello to the new design! Finally, the majority of the kinks have been worked out thanks to the design hand of Yellow & Savvy Design. It’s exciting to be starting semi-fresh, especially with the new year/b-day fast approaching. There are a few new elements I’d love to incorporate to B2C going forward, all of which will be slowly added in the upcoming weeks:).

In the meantime…thank you ALL for the continued support & while you’re out enjoying the Fall weekend (don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour! more Zzzzzzz….) head on over to iTunes for a quick listen of Lianne La Havas’s new EP “Lost & Found.” I was first introduced to her sound earlier in the Summer & even mentioned her briefly on the blog, so happy to see her dropping an album.

Have a great weekend!

14 Responses to “Happy Weekend!”

  1. Tonya NewNaturalista

    I love the new look! So fresh and sweet. Yoga is wonderful isn’t it? It’s been on my mind lately, I guess that means I should get back on the horse this winter. I’m a big fan of vinyasa or bikram. I look forward to reading more about your journey!

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  2. GG

    You were so missed! But I’m glad you’re OK and have started doing yoga. It’s amazing. I’ve fallen off and I miss it. Oh and Chai! Please let me know when you’re coming back to the DC area. Please and thank you :)
    GG recently posted..Love and Locks – I’m a Scorpio

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    • Chai

      thanks, GiGi! I do have plans to come back to D.C., perhaps before the end of year. Will keep you posted for certain;)

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  3. KB

    The new layout is great!

    I love yoga. I started last fall, took a 4 month break, but have been going twice a week since June. I just came from a Vinyasa class that was phenomenal, so I’m probably going to end up going to hot yoga 2x a week, and Vinyasa 1x. I’m even looking into private instruction and I have a daily practice– 15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes at night. Usually just sun salutations and whatever asana I’ve had trouble with the previous week. Since I began I’ve just felt this really incredible sense of calm. I can accept things for what they are now. And I also just feel physically strong. All those vinyasas and downward-facing dogs have given me definition in my arms. It’s amazing!

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    • Chai

      isn’t it incredible! I do try to attend my yoga studio at least twice a week…any less and my body feels the impact. & honestly not only my body…but my overall mood does shift…such an incredible practice, glad I started. Still have yet to try Vinyasa….but Bikram is on my 12 things to do before 2012 list. I have a feeling my body will be compatible with the positions…can’t wait!

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    • Chai

      thanks!! isn’t it amazing though…it suits the needs of my body & mood so well, makes me want to try non traditional forms of yoga too

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  4. Carla

    Welcome back!

    You were definitely missed! I haven’t tried Yoga but I always hear how rewarding it is. I may have to see what it’s all about, especially if it relieves stress.
    Carla recently posted..Busy Bee.

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    • Chai

      thanks, Carla! I first started doing a few yoga tapes…and those are great too, but nothing beats your first time in a studio with an instructor’s direction…great feeling;)

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  5. Niah

    i’m super duper late, but i’m so glad you are back in the swing of things. you were certainly missed! Although Yoga is not my thang…yet, i’m glad you tried it and loved it. Next time you come to D.C, you should totally organize a naturals meetup! We would love that! Even if the meetup up is in a cafe behind some books and coffee or chai tea. ;-)

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    • Chai

      thanks, Niah!! lol…I do have plans to make it back to DC sometime next year, a meetup sounds like a great idea;)

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