Friday, November 9, 2012

Punta Gorda, Florida

We're settled into a motorhome park here in Punta Gorda, Florida for a while. There is a nice swimming pool, and I am able to put my yoga mat down beside it to practice. It's the first time I've had a really decent spot to do my yoga since hitting the road. That's because many of the camping spots were gravel or grass, or sometimes it was just too buggy. I'd do a little bit of yoga without my mat and wearing my sneakers for traction, but it's not the same.

Despite that, my body it isn't sore like it often was when I was practicing more regularly. I find I can move into the poses more easily, and I kicked up into handstand easily yesterday. Sometimes, less is more.

We have friends who settled here after traveling in their motorhome for a year. It's nice to have people take you under their wing and let you know about fun things to do and places to go. Sometimes on the road you feel like you are out there all alone, so it's nice when we stop in places where there are familiar faces nearby.


  1. Sounds like a perfect spot to stop.


  2. I am as supple as a brick, so kicking up into a handstand fills me with awe. I am very happy that you have friends there who are happy to show you the ropes, and let you know that you are not alone.

    1. I'm going to use that "supple as a brick" sometime in a story... I always had trouble kicking up the way they made us do it in Iyengar class - keeping your hands glued to the floor and then kicking. I felt rooted. So I do it my way - throwing down my hands and kicking up - more playful, the way kids do it! I like my way better!! It really is nice to have some friends here to do things with. xo

  3. Dear Melissa, the journey always seems easier with fellow travelers. Whatever journey we take through life. Peace.


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