I started this aerial journal a couple of months ago, and perhaps you landed here and noticed that I stopped writing suddenly. Life is so full of surprises some are good and others…let’s say are painful.
My best friend, my furry baby, Chalupa, left this world suddenly on March 24th around 11:30pm. It was a horriblesurprise. My little Chalupa, was 13 years old but he was healthy for his age.I still remember the day my husband and I went to the Humane Society Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I asked my husband to help me find the ugliest dog around because I knew an ugly mutt dog would probably have a harder time getting adopted.
We found Chalupa, the most amazing dog and in my eyes the most beautiful creature alive. He was so joyful, tender and kind. I never saw him mad with any person or animal. Chalupa was 9 months old when we got him. He was rescue from San Juan Puero Rico, where he was a stray dog and badly mistreated. Chalupa was a beautiful soul, he had such big heart. The most “violent” thing he would have done was to attack me with kisses when he was mad. Chalupa was always there for us giving unconditional love. He traveled with us to Costa Rica (I was born there) and other countries, including Spain where we currently live and where he passed away. I still have a very hard time understanding that Chalupa is not here. He is gone :’-(
The day passed away I was finishing my training to become and Aerial Yoga Teacher. I had been studying for 6 months at the International Aeroyoga Association, in Madrid, Spain. When I left my apartment in the morning he was happy and looking at me with those beautiful eyes full of love. Everything seemed to be fine. My husband and two teenagers kids stayed home with Chalupa. They said it was normal day, Chalupa was perfectly fine. When I finished my areial yoga class and came back home I began to heard Chalupa breathing strange, but he was happy and playing around. It didn’t seem that bad, he was fine when I left, what could be wrong? But I had an inner voice saying taking him to ER. When we arrived the vet look at us with horror and toke care of Chalupa immediately. Then the vet told me he was in a very very critical condition and may not make it. What a sad day, a couple of hours later, my beloved Chalupa passed away. We decide to incinerate him and we had a small ceremony to honor this wonderful four legged and kind friend.
It was devastating for us to loose Chalupa, but we’re grateful that we could shared our life with him.
I’m still crying, even now when I’m writing about this wonderful being who brought us so much joy. I keep remembering the quote from Dr. Seus:
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
Chalupa, you are immensely loved and deeply missed. Wait for me under the rainbow bridge so we can be together again.
I’m thinking to buy the OmGym Suspension Stand for my aerial yoga. I think it would be so cool to practice at the beach, in the mountains or at the park…I think it’s a bit expensive $645 for the stand, but it may be worth. Do you own one of those? What is your experience? I would love if you could share your thoughts with me…
This is a continuation for my aerial yoga blog entry Aerial Yoga, Sensual Workout.
Yes, I created my own sensual yoga workout. It was fantastic to feel how the background music had an impact on my mood and my soul. I felt like a diva hanging and dancing with the yoga hammock. It has been a wonderful discovery.
Aerial yoga to me is more than a simply exercise to keep the body fit. I have discover that it helps me to quiet my mind and the spirit…And the music is the spice to this wonderful body, mind and soul triage.
“Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell
I was looking for new ideas in YouTube. I just love to see what other people is doing and get inspired for my workouts. I used to do belly dance some years ago, and never thought of linking aerial yoga with belly dance. Well, this workout is not exactly that but it reminds me of the sensuality of the movements in belly dance. Of course the background music had a great influence. Music it’s a fantastic tool for tweaking our moods.
I think music can help us to live deep emotional experiences, especially while performing such an artistic activity as aerial yoga. Music could match our deep moods and release emotions, it could be even cleansing for the mind and soul.
I’m ready to awake my inner goddess and experience how music can influence my journey of aerial yoga and the discovery of myself….
Here is the video with this lovely mini-workout by Tatyana Chechuga…I hope you enjoy it as I did. Thank you Tatyana for sharing, I hope you can keep publishing more videos.
“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~BKS Iyengar
This journal is about my journey and discovery of aerial yoga…As I practice I feel free, flying without gravity, being one with nature…
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal…. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois