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Willin’

April 21, 2011

Nancy Alder style postin’ today my friends.
(with a seriously southern drawl)

This is a nice little Little Feat song that speaks to me. It’s beautiful. The lyrics are lovely, really. Even if you have a distaste for the references to drugs, human trafficking, smuggling “smokes”, driving drunk and poor grooming it’s still quite beautiful.

Now, My Daddy was a truck driver- and I met him twice in my life. But he’s in me- If this truck-drivin’ song is accurate then my friends you can sit down in your Utkatasana and pass the wine because for some reason unknown to me I am still willin’.  Teaching yoga and owning yoga studios has been like being “kicked by the wind”-  don’t you think for a minute it hasn’t been.

Oh, Dear Ones it has fed me. It still feeds me. But teaching yoga is HARD. (Prancing around a room and talking to your hear yourself  talk is as easy as it looks.) Getting in there and really teaching people where they are… that takes commitment, harnessing spirit and the direction of energy.  It also takes independent study, a self-practice, deep thought, meditation and time to reload, release and restore. When there are issues, political, physical or just “life” going forward it takes even more from you.

Transformation is in the midst and I am streamlining my life. So,things are moving and shaking!
I am reworking the studio schedule finding where the energy pools… I am actually taking 2 whole days “off” a week!  (does a yogadork ever get a day off??). This yoga thing needs to work for me as well for as y’all. So as long as you “show me a sign” you are still willin’, then so am I friends. So am I.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2011 4:30 pm

    I love this post on so many levels! First I LOVE Lowell George and the boys from the Feat, Second I love hearing that your passion is fired up and you are still taking care of yourself! Third, I totally agree with what it takes to be a good teacher, you nailed it. It is wonderful but hard as hell. To keep on top of all of these things, stay sane and keep the wolves at bay is not easy. I love seeing how you do it!

    • April 21, 2011 5:08 pm

      seriously, I love this band. So many of their songs are clever, they all make me smile.
      LOVE you Nancy. You and your blog are inspiring to me, reading YOUR posts kept me “in there” kicking. thanks why this one is just for you!

      “had my head stoved in but I’m still on my feet and I am still, willin'”

  2. April 21, 2011 5:16 pm

    Are you kidding me right now? My all time favorite Little Feat song. In fact, it was this song that bonded my illicit lover and me- we looked at each other and knew we’d be together forever (dear maude that was 13 years ago.)

    “I been warped by the rain, driven by the snow
    I’m drunk and dirty don’t ya know, and I’m still, willin'”

    And the choir said, “AMEN!”

    • April 22, 2011 7:59 am

      I am quite pleased to have brought up memories of illicit love.
      Little Feat holds a little romance for me as well, of the early 90’s variety. yummmmmm…..

  3. May 3, 2011 7:01 pm

    I know you must be a fantastic teacher because you acknowledge that teaching yoga is more than just listening to yourself. Its about invoking the student’s energy. KICK ASS GIRLFRIEND I have so much faith in ya ❤

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