Sunday, January 03, 2010

Why I Should Be Chosen to Blog About Yoga . . .

Yoga Journal is one of my favorite magazines and I’ve been reading it for several years. My latest issue announces that they have a blog contest and they are inviting their readers a chance to blog for them for six months. All one has to do is commit to posting 2-3 times a week about yoga. Needless to say, I am throwing my hat into the ring . . . or my mat into the yoga studio, as it were. We all know I would be the ideal candidate for this. Why?
1. I have already written about doing yoga on occasion and am obviously willing to share my experience with my yoga practice. I’ve even discussed taking my yoga practice deeper by reading books on yoga while continuing to explore the various yoga resources I have on hand. 2. I can easily post 2-3 times a week. Some of you may even recall a time when I would post 2-3 times a day although I no longer do that. The truth is, I like the idea of sharing more about my yoga practice because it is such an important part of my life. 3. Although it would seem a reason to not choose me, I feel the fact that I have vertigo actually makes me an ideal candidate. Someone who has the perfect excuse not to do yoga but finds creative ways to do it? Of course that’s a positive and not a negative. 4. I am not young, not super slender, not amazingly flexible. In other words, I struggle with some asanas, The very fact that I don’t allow the vertigo to keep me from doing yoga is a testimony to my commitment but when you add to it that I am going to be 48 this year and have a few pounds to lose my potential for being an inspiration to others increases exponentially. 5. Last but not least, either Marc or Rob could easily take photos and videos of my doing yoga. Now that Rob has helped me with my camera, there's no reason for me not to take full advantage of it. And I would guess that seeing how I cannot fold over in a cross legged position or do a lotus would be a source of encouragement. You are not alone in not getting the asana just so.
Anyway, I’m going to put myself forward as an ideal candidate to blog for Yoga Journal for six months. The application includes a request for a link to my blog. So here’s a chance for you to tell them why I should be chosen. Leave a comment. Sing my praises or make jokes at my expense (having a sense of humor can’t hurt my chances, right?). Hopefully, the people who make the decision will take into consideration my commitment to bring my yoga into all areas of my life and not just have it be something that fits on my mat.

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