Thursday, March 13, 2008

Name Analysis

So, I find name analysis interesting. Most of the analysis I've read about my name has been pretty accurate. Here are a couple and those of you who know me personally, can tell me if you think this is accurate or not.

Here's my name analysis from the Kabalarians site:

* Although the name Natacha creates the urge to be self-expressive and happy, we emphasize that it causes a scattered and emotional nature.

* This name can hinder happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the liver and bloodstream.

* Although your first name of Natacha has created an expressive, fun-loving nature, it has not produced the qualities necessary for a full and complete life.

* You have always been a happy person, and, desiring to see others happy as well, you strive to inspire others, which you do most effectively through an engaging sense of humour.

* You are fond of surprises and are quick to respond to spontaneous invitations which promise a good time, particularly when they relieve you of a boring task.

* Your dislike for monotony and routine, often means that you do not finish the things you start.

And here's another analysis of my name:

What Natacha Means

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts. You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life. You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home. You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily. You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind. A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out. Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia. Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

Monday, March 10, 2008

My Bikram Yoga Experience...

Ok, as promised, I said I'd write about my experience with Bikram yoga this weekend. So, I joined my local studio and attended a session both Saturday and Sunday morning. It's really hot in the room and the first class was more about acclimating myself to the heat as opposed to attempting each potsure. Overall, it was a very refreshing experience. It certainly felt like I was releasing my fair share of toxins. I was dripping wet throughout the class and understood why they instruct you to bring a large towel. You place the towel over your yoga mat so that you don't drip all over your mat as you're doing your yoga. Stepping outside of the yoga room into the hallway was like an orgasmic experience. The cool air felt soooo good (said like Halle Berry in Monster's Ball.. LMAO). And then stepping outside into the cool rain of Saturday morning was even more heavenly.

My instructor informed me that the room was a bit warmer than usual since it was humid outside due to the rain. She was impressed that I was able to stay in the room for the full 90mins on my first visit because even some of the seasoned veterans were complaining about how hot it was. She also shared that as the seasons change, our bodies reflect what is going on in the universe. Having said that, she also explained that we might feel light headed during the class due to the upcoming seasonal change and how our bodies react to it (read about that on her blog). I can say that I only felt light headed after attempting one position where we were flipping backwards and that was a bit much for me, so I'll have to work toward mastering this pose.

By the second day, I was attempting more of the postures. As I mentioned, the postures done in Bikram yoga are the same 26 postures done in the same sequence every class. You will do each pose twice and hold it for 30 seconds at a time (if possible.. lol). The postures are intense and my abs are sore, but I have to say that Bikram yoga is AWESOME!

I'll be attending sessions every day for the next 10 days and will give you a follow up at that point as well.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Locked Beauty of the Month: Cibelle

So, Cibelle is the beautiful locked beauty of the month of March. She is a gorgeous model friend from MS. She is a wife and mother and still gorgeous as ever. I love how she shows how sexy locks are.

Keep representing Cibelle!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bikram Yoga

Ok, so my sister in Brooklyn called me the other day to tell me about her new life altering find called Bikram Yoga. It's 26 posture series designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched.

What's different about Bikram Yoga is that it's practiced in a steam room warmed to 105 degrees with 40% humidity for 90 minutes. The idea is that while the yoga gently guides the body into correct alignment, strengthens and tones the muscles, lubricates the joints, and promotes flexibility, both the yoga and the heat provide tremendous benefits on the organs, glands, and fluids of the body by aiding in the release of toxins. Sounds great right? It's like a mixture of a practice that can center you, while having a spa-like experience, and a workout simultaneously!

So, in usual form, I went and did a bit of research online and I love what I've read about this form of yoga. The testimonials are uplifting and encouraging. My first class is this Saturday, so wish me luck. I will definitely be writing about my experience. The center that I will be joining offers an introductory package of unlimited yoga sessions w/i 10 consecutive days or only $25. I plan to go to a yoga session every day during those 10 days and report back.

Check out their site for more information about Bikram Yoga if you're interested and let me know about your experiences. The site also offers information on studios around the world, so you can check if there is a studio in your area that offers this type of yoga. I found the following information helpful from the site of the studio that I will be attending. It talks about what to expect if you're a beginner, so you may want to check it out if you're considering going, but have some apprehension about being a beginner.