Part two in recognizing those who open their homes and hearts. Tonight we’re heading towards a friend of Chris’ in Moberly, Missouri. Chris hasn’t seen his friend in a long time—they’re childhood friends—but, in the week before Christmas they’re giving us their company and a place to stay.

We’ve been noting that we have some serious karma coming our way (in the proverbial sense). Over the past few months, and for the next month to come, every night has been in someone else’s home. When we finally do settle (oh my goodness, I am getting so ready to settle) we ought to have guests every night for a few months in a row. Which would be fine by me. Generosity begets generosity. I can feel this right now:  everyone being so generous with me makes me want to be generous in turn.


If you haven’t considered it yet, maybe think about giving a holiday gift of a donation in a loved one’s name. Some might not appreciate it, but it may inspire others. May your practice and your giving be an inspiration to yourself and to others.

  1. Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  2. Dedicate today’s practice to someone else. Hold the image of this person in your mind as you practice
  3. Maha Mudra (Great Seal)
  4. Jana Sirsasana (Head to Knee Pose)
  5. Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head to Knee Pose)
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 on other side
  7. Seated Yoga Mudra (Seal of Yoga)
  8. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
  9. Kripalu Ardha Chandrasana (Kripalu-style side stretch). Take arms above head, interlocking fingers, stretch side to side
  10. Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
  11. Uttanasana (Forward Fold)
  12. Uktanasana 
  13. Tadasana
  14. Utkatasana
  15. Flow between Mountain, Chair, Forward Fold, Chair, and Mountain, warming up the legs
  16. Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose)
  17. Parsvottanasana (Intense Stretch Pose)
  18. Flow between steps 16 and 17
  19. Anjaneasana (Crescent Moon Pose)
  20. Take both hands to inside of front foot for hip stretch
  21. Chaturanga Dandasana (Four Limbed Staff Pose)
  22. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog)
  23. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
  24. Repeat steps 16-23
  25. Virabhadrasana I
  26. Virabhadrasana II
  27. Vinyasa to repeat Warriors on other side
  28. Vinyasa to Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
  29. Vinyasa to repeat on other side
  30. Vinyasa to floor
  31. Ardha Virasana (Half Hero Pose). Repeat on other side
  32. Virsasana (Hero Pose)
  33. Supta Puvana Muktasana (Reclined Wind Relieving Pose). Repeat other side
  34. Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose)
  35. Supta Matsyendrasana (Reclined Twist Poste). Repeat other side
  36. Savasana

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