Ofie…and Yoga

Back in March of 2014 I illustroblogged about Ofelia or Ofie, click here for that; but, I thought I’d take another, rough stab at sketching her – from a grainy photo I snapped with my iPhone after practice one day – since she’s played such a pivotal role in my breathing, movement, and core in the last 3 1/2 years.

I’ve posted more than 30 digital drawings, paintings, and cartoons about being a beginner yogi, going back to the first months of portfoliolongo. If you’re so inclined, and willing to click on “older posts” several times at the bottom of the webpages, please click here to see all posts tagged “yoga.” Some are more serious than others, but I take my practice very seriously.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have something to say about yoga or anything related to breathing in the living moment.

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Bug in Parking Lot

Bug in Parking Lot

A couple of weeks ago I walked out of yoga class and saw a shinny green bug in the parking lot. I pulled out my iPhone and snapped this shot. After drawing the VW bug in Procreate on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, I simply didn’t feel like drawing the other cars and all that. So I stoped there, saved the image, opened it in iColorama, and did some tweaking. Then I brought it back into Procreate for some final touches.

I realized, once I finished Bug in the Parking Lot, that this is how I saw it with post-yoga oxygenated eyes!


It’s during this pose, technically a variation of utthitta parsvakonasana, I believe, that I begin to hear things. Sure, there’s the sound of cavitation, that popping noise when your back “cracks” in connection to Vertebral Subluxation, which I’ve illustrated elsewhere; but, there’s also Mark’s voice whispering, “Hello, Paul, this is, indeed, the sweet spot.”