My good friend, writer extraordinaire CJ Johnson, approached me about a photography project, I couldn’t say no. CJ and I originally “met” on Twitter. Upon discovering that we live in the same part of Dallas, we’ve managed to keep in contact and establish an in-real-life friendship, discussing creativity and life.
After explaining to me her vision, we met up in the visually-rich Dallas arts district, beginning in Klyde Warren Park. Since it was a (very) warm night, we chose to start at the quieter west end of the park. CJ’s approach was very conversational, allowing me to immediately feel at ease as I moved through Sun Salutations to warm up.
Over the next couple of hours, the photo shoot moved from Klyde Warren Park to the Meyerson Symphony Center and the Dallas Museum of Art, ending with a catch up session and ice cream.
I’ll be sad when CJ moves to LA soon, but that just means I have someone to kick it with on the west coast.
And here are the best of the best photos:
Here is the first part of a recent flow I put together for my APY Flow class. I want to share this so readers get an idea of my style of flow.
Before beginning, warm up with 2-3 Sun Salutations. Find a library of postures, including the below, over at Yoga Journal.
(straighten the front leg and shorten the stance by bringing in the back leg)
(rise out of Pyramid, release arms to the sky, bend both legs and lift into the balance)
(bring hands to the mat, keep hips level)
(bring lifted leg through to hip height, cross over standing leg)