Monday, May 4, 2009

Princesses All


One of the May topics for the Etsy Blogger's Carnival is to post about a favorite fairy tale.
I liked a lot of fairy tales as a child, but the one I refer to often is 'The Princess and the Pea'.

When I teach my yoga classes, especially the beginners, I encourage the students to pay close attention to how they feel. I explain that most of us, moi included, don't pay attention to the little signals our bodies send us until they become big head-pounding, back-stabbing, can't-get-out-of-bed pains in the ....

So during savasana (relaxation pose) I tell them they are all princes and princesses and ask them to notice even the smallest little pea of discomfort or tension. Then, using various relaxation techniques and yoga props, we work to ease the tension.

I found the adorable print pictured above in fellow Etsy Blogger, Beckykazana's shop. Her shop is brimming with whimsical items inspired by fairy tales, Roald Dahl and just plain fun.

12 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Lovely tale :) Thanks for sharing!

AnniKae said...

Love the comparison...Princess and Yoga. Very cute.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love how you've brought the fairy tale with you through adult-hood :)

storybeader said...

I need to get my DH to a yoga class. He's always complaining about his sore body! Cute pic!

glorybe1024 said...

Wonderful post and one of my favorite fairy tales. I also love the musical version "Once Upon a Matress"

maryeb said...

I'd forgotten there was a musical version. I've never seen it, but it sounded like fun.

Becky said...

I love that fairy tale too, it's a good one! Beautiful artwork! :D

Mama Z said...

What a fun post! I didn't know you were a yoga instructor! What a great analogy to use in your classes!

tamdoll said...

Oh, I love this story, too! Once upon a time I started a Princess and the Pea doll, maybe that's what I'll finish now that I'm getting fairy-tale inspired!

Virginia Burnett said...

Hmmm. . . Very useful yoga strategy. I loved the Princess and the Pea, too!

Vanessa said...

Great post! Love the artwork :)

VictoriaG said...

Oh! I'd love to take your yoga classes! You sound like such a relaxing instructor :-)
btw, I'm here via Ravelry (nonaofsav)...and now I'm off to look thru some more of your great blog!