Mystic/Wander Road Trip Day One.

Via on Jul 25, 2010

Mindful Living on the Road.

On the road, mindful living revolves around three main considerations: fuel for my body, fuel for my spirit and fuel for my car. With this in mind, I’m off—from Colorado to California—to share joy and yoga at the Mystic Garden Party and Wanderlust Festival.

Still glowing from the spirit-fuel of an amazing celebration at Yoga Rocks the Mountains, Max (my car) and I head out across the canyon lands. I am a renegade yogini adventurer, in search of:

1. every (tiny and grand) evidence of bliss

2. opportunities to spread gratitude

3. healthy food, and

4. biodiesel.

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Of course, the right fuel for my body will also fuel my mind. And the best fuel for my mind, will translate into spiritual fuel as I digest it, and pass it through. I am thrilled to have the time to listen and consume some seriously inspiring brain food.

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After driving for 10 hours my hips are tight, my spine feels compressed to oompa loompa proportions and I just want to wring out my organs like soggy sponges. Under an amazing sunset, in the Salt Flats of Utah, I prepare to set up camp. First things first—Yoga! Nothing fancy, just simple asana and stretches to replenish my body and refuel my spirit.

  • Prasarita Padottanasana with spinal twists
  • Anjaneyasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Parsvakonasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Upavistha Konasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana
  • Twists for the Shoulders and Spine
  • Purvottanasana and Paschimottanasana Flow
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TO BE CONTINUED…

About R.R. Shakti

Yoga World Reach Director, and Certified Yoga Therapist, R.R. Shakti has been teaching "the blissipline" of Inner Power Yoga since 2000. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor and has studied holistic approaches to health and well being for over 15 years. She has traveled extensively throughout the world gaining insight, experience, and inspiration, bringing yoga and hope to people from all walks of life. Shakti is a firm believer in the power of yoga to awaken the body’s own healing process by aligning with Grace and empowering one’s unique expression of their True Nature. She holds an A.A. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Colorado Mountain College, a B.A. in Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University and is currently pursuing a M.A./Ph.D. in Mythology and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Visit Shakti at rrshakti.com.

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