One Hundred Ninety

yearofyogaJuly14A Year of Yoga: July 14, 2014

Pose: Bound Half Moon Variation

Location: Camping Les Pres; Grez-sur-Loing, France

Today is Bastille Day. It’s basically the French equivalent of the U.S.’s Independence Day. We weren’t entirely sure what to expect celebration wise from the locals. We found that actually, it’s pretty much exactly what we do every 4th of July….with one exception. The music that accompanies their fireworks display is awesome 80’s pop instead of cheesy Sousa marches. But it really is a crowd gathering in the local park next to the lake, drinking beer and wine, children twirling glow sticks, and then shooting off a bunch of fireworks. Fun times. Before we headed to the lake, I tried to balance on this trampoline for a pose….it was really hard. Then some cute German girls came along and I felt a little silly jumping around in there with preschoolers.

Photography Credit: Brandon

 

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A Year of Yoga: May 11, 2014

Pose: Dolphin Side Plank with Leg Raise

Location: Basking in the glow of the Catedral de Sevilla, for the last time. Tonight was the last night of Feria. It also happened to be Mother’s Day. My morning began with Lulu and Momo bringing me coffee and breakfast in bed. Poor Momo burnt her hand while making croissants. Of course it’s Sunday and everything is closed, including the pharmacy where we could get burn cream. She sat with her hand under cold water or with an ice pack for most of the day before it finally started to cool down. We enjoyed a pretty lazy day around the house and planned to head out for the fireworks show that signifies the end of Feria. We did a bit of research to find the best spot to watch and ended up down by the river near one of the bridges. It was pretty crowded but we found a spot against a wall and waited for things to begin. As it turned out, Sevilla’s biggest fireworks display wasn’t any better than what we get for the 4th of July in the States. But it was still fun to be out and part of the festivities. On the walk home we stopped to admire the cathedral for probably the last time. It looks really beautiful all lit up at night. We have 4 more days in Sevilla before we say goodbye to the students and set off for mountains and Barcelona.

Photography Credit: Brandon