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What are you interested in learning about?

Hi readers,

I hope you all have been enjoying your summer (or winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere!)  I have been busy, busy this summer.  While it’s fun to have a flurry of activity and time outdoors, I am really looking forward to the fall.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the crunch of the leaves and the the cool temperatures. I love the smell of pumpkin, spiced apple cider, and fire pits and I especially enjoy walking my dog this time of year.  My dog, Bucko is a Texan but upon moving to Chicago, he discovered the magic that is Fall.  His favorite thing to do (other than eat, pee and cuddle) is to kick up leaves– the larger the pile, the better.

As we move into fall, I anticipate having more down time to write and am very much looking forward to exploring new topics. I have several ideas brewing for upcoming posts, but am interested in hearing what you all are interested in learning about.  More specifically, I would like to explore the application of yoga to various physical, emotional and behavioral processes.  

What would you like to see covered in upcoming posts?

One of my favorite things about blogging is sharing information and learning together.  I truly appreciate your ideas and feedback.

-acorn

P.S.  Today Bucko is having a dental cleaning which requires anesthesia.  It is an extremely routine procedure but I am an anxious doggy mom today, particularly because he is 11 and has had some health issues recently.  I know he will be fine, but to get me through the day, I am posting an obsessive “Bucko montage” for your enjoyment.  Okay, let’s be real… I am posting it for my sanity!  A little pug love and pranayama to move through the day.

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Blog-a-rama!

In the spirit of ‘keeping it real,’ I must admit that I’m not certain what the difference is between a blog and tumblr.   I still don’t understand reddit and BuzzFeed and while I’m pretty fluent in Facebook, I am not acquainted with Twitter.   I don’t really have much of an excuse for my ignorance.  After all, at 30 years old, I am officially a Millennial.   Although I didn’t grow up with the internet, the internet has been around long enough for me to know better.  

I started blogging as a platform to delve deeper into thoughts I was having related to the intersection of mind and body– a space to process information and put it out there for others to think about as well.   Acorn Bends is not meant to be an authority on anything, simply a platform for exploration and sharing.  Ideally it would be a forum for exchanging ideas and creating dialogue around the subject matter presented and what it stirs up for readers.  Writing again, after several years of “not having the time or energy,” has been thrilling.  Taking the time to mobilize my thoughts and deliver them publicly has re-energized me in a way that I didn’t necessarily expect.  

In fact, one of my posts was recently published on Elephant Journal, an online magazine “dedicated to the mindful life.”  Click here for a link to my article.  I am totally excited about this opportunity to connect with others, who wouldn’t otherwise stumble upon my blog. The only beef I have with the publication, is the image they selected to represent what I wrote.  Yes, I am a petite, young, white woman with an average frame but I feel strongly about decreasing barriers to accessing yoga.  

Soapbox:

Yoga is for every body- all colors, shapes and sizes.  Yoga is for all people across the ability spectrum.  Yoga is for queer, trans and gender non-conforming folks.  Yoga is for body builders and football players– miners and advertising executives.  And yes, it’s for young, petite white women like me. As long as the yoga community continues to depict yoginis as young, white, petite and female, we are sending a message of exclusion.  

/end soapbox.

In the spirit of celebrating writing, I wanted to share some of the blogs that I’m totally digging right now.  Yay blogging!  Yay sharing information!  Yay thinking!  Yay connecting!

Blogroll, please…

  1. Decolonizing Yoga
  2. The Fashion Huntress
  3. Trial of the Century
  4. Living Yoga
  5. Heal+Restore
  6. Root Wisdom Yoga
  7. ROCK THAT VEIL!
  8. Quintrospection
  9. Pug’s Planet 
  10. AlteaYoga

What are your favorite blogs?

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-acorn.

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples, then you and I will still have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” -George Bernard Shaw