20090512

Strrrrrretchin'

" I need to stretch & be more flexible...
especially on Mondays!
...should I do a pose like this when
I show up at work next Monday??? "
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... Ahhh...feeling so much better today...did some gentle stretching of the joints and spine… Not only In promoting joint and spinal flexibility, it also seems to promote a certain kind of mental ease and comfort! Yoga (or most any physical exercise) can be a great distraction from worry as it forces the mind to attend to the body and the breathing...certainly a very effective stress reduction and relaxation tool... generally cheaper than other professional interventions...less expensive than group psychotherapy?!
~Remember I was complaining after my Dance Party incident last week? Well- "Shame on me!" for complaining about getting OLD blah-blah-blah...& all my aches and pains... Why???

Just take a look at this inspiring* SUPER Grandma :

Meet Yoga instructor Bette Calman, 83 yrs young! She's still bending over backwards to spread the benefits of the ancient Yoga discipline...

She said, "I'm proof that if you keep at it, you'll get there. I can do more now than I could 50 years ago..."

She still teaches up to 11 yoga classes a week. We're never too old & the body is really a remarkable instrument...

Wow-wee! ...she can really pull some poses without messing her set-hair and pearl earrings! ~"You go girl !!!"
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~INSPIRING* indeed !!!
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~Now...On to Blog AWARDs*
...yayyy!.

~BIG Thank You* to
Clare at This and That
&
Trishiekoh at Under Lock and Key
for giving LENORENEVERMORE these 2 Blog Awards!
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~Thank you Clare!
To follow tradition, I am passing the Award to:
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~Thank you Trishiekoh!
Now I'm passing this Award to:
Kitty Stampede, Bright Bold & Beautiful, Janetteria, Absolutely Unique
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Woo-Hoo! ~BIG smiles*
~xoxo
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- Story & source via Southern California Woman Click HERE for the full story ~Thanks Lorna! -'Golden Girls' pendant via Etsy's Trashed Clothing (~R.I.P Bea Arthur !)

57 comments:

The Cottage Cheese said...

One word to say about that first photo: OW! I'm glad you're feeling better. I really need to start doing yoga again, I'm sure I would feel fewer aches and pains from the job! Love the yoga grandmother, and yay for your awards!

Kirti said...

Good grief! Those pictures are intimidating! But funny...=)

Char said...

I need to try yoga - I'm so stiff after carrying around my 18 month old niece last weekend.

kendalee said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better today... Monday sounded rotten and best left behind! And how amazing is Bette?? Inspirational indeed. Enjoy the rest of your week! xo

kendalee said...

PS Congrats on the awards - well deserved!

jen said...

Holy Cow! That grandma is amazing!

Anna G said...

OMG!!! I want a grandma like that, I'm totally learning yoga this summer. I luckily found someone that can teach me.

drollgirl said...

look at yoga nana GO! that is pretty amazing! i think she is much more flexible than moi, so i need to try harder!

hope things are ok and that you are feeling better. :)

drollgirl said...

oh, and congrats on the awards!!! you totally deserve these and MORE!

Joyce said...

Oh my goodness- I think I need to stretch. Instead of looking into yoga, I think I need to just do it! Congrats on the awards. xoxo

Eda said...

That granny is fantastic!

Frau said...

Granny rocks! I can't even do that and I'm like half her age! WOW!Congrats on awards!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

thanks so much for the award, you're so sweet! :)

i've recently tried yoga & it's so great!!

janettaylor said...

Thank U so much Honey! (c:

Laura Trevey said...

Does that mean that I get to be one of the "Golden Girls"? You are too funny! I love it, and thanks a million ~~ Have a super, fantastic, awesome, and wonderful day :)


xo Laura

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

thank you, darling for the award! you're so sweet! glad you're feeling much better today! big hugs :)

paula said...

I hope to rock it like that grandma one day! I guess I better actually start the yoga classes I am always talking about, hmmm.

muchlove said...

those photos are pretty incredible!

Sal said...

Bette is a total inspiration! If I'm half so limber at her age, I'll be thrilled.

clorivak said...

heya! i so want that golden girl necklace, that is one of the coolest things eva!!!

grammie yoga is amazing and inspirational!! i must learn some of those poses...youch.

Congrats on your two awards!!!

Thank you soo very much for the award!! You are a dollface..but how do they work?? Do I paste it on my blog somehow and pass it on or something?? i'm still wet behind the ears with this blog thing.heehee, do inform me. ^_^

Kwana said...

I so need to stretch it out. Love this pics!

Kwana said...

I so need to stretch it out. Love this pics!

sealaura said...

that Gma is amazing and inspiring but now I feel like a slacker WOW! Love that golden girl necklace hilarious! glad you are feeling better. just heard an interview with the late bea arthur on Npr's fresh air, she was quite the accomplished actor.

Jan said...

Crikey!

nicole addison said...

ahhh that granny is crazy! and OW to the super flexi one in the firs tpicture! also, i need that golden girls bracelet. haha thats awesome! collectors item for sure

Poetikat said...

Thanks, Lala Dahling for the tres lovely award, but I'm too busy laughing at that "Safety Award" cartoon!!! (That is SO my kind of humour.)
I'll put the gift in my sidebar for a spell until I get the impetus to pass it on (I'm whacked out from the Sunday post for another one--did you see that?)

Mwah, mwah, mwah from moi!

Kat

P.S. The 83 year old guru puts me to shame (*she says as she takes another dose for her sciatica - wish I were joking, here.*)

Savvy Mode SG said...

I think I will def break something if I try those moves. I tried the pose on pic 2 and fell flat on my face.

retroliving said...

This post made my day.
♥darla

Diana said...

thank you thank you! i will be passing this on next week! thank you again!
did you change your header again? looks good!!
also, it looks refreshing to stretch that way but i can't handle that $_$

photojoy said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing this. I'm impressed with that super Grandma. I should keep her story in mind. Speechless!

Thank you for reminding me of Sadako story.

Savvy Mode SG said...

PS forgot to thank you for the award. You made my day today!!! : )

Kotori said...

Wow, that is inspiring. I have a 70 year old woman in my pilates class - and she's so fit! It makes me think that getting older doesn't have to be a bad thing at all.

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats on your awards, darling!

Time to do some yoga now!!

xoxox,
CC

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Oh yeah...I'm dreaming I can do that first one!! Oh wait...that just might have been the hubs dream...LOL! Congrats on the awards...well deserved all around!

Pop Champagne said...

WOW what a crazy grandma! I'm only 25 and I can't do those moves that she's doing!

...love Maegan said...

when I'm not being super lazy, I stretch every night before bed....it not only eases back pain the next day, it also lengthens my muscles and oh it feels so good!

That first photo is INSANE!

poet said...

I've been meaning to start doing yoga for almost a year now... have to! These pictures are really crazy :) I wish I was that acrobatic!

Greetings,
poet

The Seeker said...

OMG I so wished to do half on my yoga class....
Love this post and congrats on the awards.

xoxo

me melodia said...

I can't get that golden girls necklace out of my mind.
its such a wtf conversation piece.

Hannah said...

I absolutely LOVE yoga, yet I don't do it enough. I need to get into the habit of going a bit more. Relieve some of this stress! Haha!

Holy smokes! WOW! I don't even know what to say about all of the pictures! Hahaha

xo,
hk

Heidi said...

Wow! That lady is amazing!
Congrats on the awards!

down and out chic said...

wow, this woman is unbelievable. i only dream of being that flexible, my goodness (ouch).

out of the mist said...

nice pictures!!
Congrats for your awards...you deserve!
Kisses...

Mary-Laure said...

What a great post, that little old lady ROCKS!!!

g. said...

Wow. I am in awe....

Elizabeth Marie said...

Wow get down grandma! haha! Congrats on your awards darling!! XOXO

Pen Pen said...

I did pilates yesterday and EVERYTHING hurts!!! I wonder what it takes to be THAT flexible....

hannah said...

oh my goodness! that grandma is extraordinary!

jules said...

Thats amazing stretching. Go grandma!

Gabbi said...

Wow, I wish I was in that kind of shape!

Congratulations to the winners and I love the 'Golden Girls' necklace... :)

Bella said...

Congrats baby, your blog awards are so well-deserved! And as for these wild photos... how do they do that????

So glad to hear you're feeling better. Excercise is definitely a GREAT distraction from everything else, and all those happy little Endorphins don't hurt either! xxx

dapper kid said...

Wow is all I have to say! I hope I'm as flexible as that at her age! I do yoga as stress relief, and it is amazing :) And congratulations on the awards dear!

WendyB said...

I'm blown away by the yoga granny!

Hanako66 said...

I just heard about that woman....she is amazing!

congratulations on your awards!

Sher said...

Ouch!

I've seen the grandma on greeting cards. I can't even do that now!

Chessa! said...

wow! look at nana! that's amazing. I go to yoga and am amazed at what my younger teachers can do. this lady is incredible.

maureen said...

these images are hilarious! the first pic hurts me though just by looking at it:)