By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Oh I'm giddy with delight right now. I was up at 6:15am, over an hour ago, and my child has yet to surface. I've written my morning pages. I've written an email to the 489 lovely subscribers on my book list. I've downloaded the software to review the Kindle and ePub versions of Forty Days of Yoga, which have just been completed. And now I get to write! Yes, write! I love writing. Love it, love it, love it, love it. Hence the website and … [Read more...]
Kara-Leah Grant gets up close & personal about life on and off the yoga mat.
By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat It's 7am and I've been up for half an hour. Child-free time and totally blissful. Made even more so because since I returned from my book tour I've had no childcare at all. When my lovely Porse childcare woman told me she was stopping work to have a second child, I could feel part of me wanting to panic. "No, you can't! I need childcare. I'm a single mum with a start-up business who's just written a book! What am I going to do?" After all, I … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat I'm sitting in the Picton Ferry Terminal, about to head over to Wellington for my second book launch event. The first was at the International Yoga Conference and Festival at Kawai Purapura last weekend. It was both a blissful and challenging experience, and - as always - a learning experience. The bliss came in teaching a class to 40+ eager yogis and feeling the flow alongside them. It was such a joy to share my teaching and my yoga. It was … [Read more...]
By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Cut wide open. Seems a potent time to write. Learning to not make drama out of the drama. I'm up. I'm down. It's all just a ride. Hang on, stay centered, don't forget to take in the view. It's relentless. Designed that way I guess. No time to come up for air, except the time you make. There's always time. I know that. Talk about it in my book. Yoga. That's the time we make. God knows how single parents survive without yoga. Yoga's my secret … [Read more...]
By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat It's the eve of my book launch and I'm watching a talk on TED called The Gift of Asking. Earlier, I took time to sit on the front deck of my Aunt's house, high on a hill over looking Thames and watched the sun set. The views were panoramic, the insect life vibrant and lyrical and as I sat I felt profoundly connected. I felt, in my bones, a sense of achievement and accomplishment as I realised I'd done it - I'd come back from insanity - all the way … [Read more...]
By Kara-Leah Grant, Musings from the Mat Oh yes... the pressure has been on this week. I leave this Saturday for Auckland in preparation for launching Forty Days of Yoga at the International Yoga Conference Festival next Friday. My book hasn't gone to print yet. There's been issues with corrupted files. Scheduling difficulties with layout folk and designers. Couriers that don't deliver. Trimming accidents. And finally, font issues on the print proof. It's to be expected. There's always … [Read more...]