Stretch …

So I started this thing a while ago. It’s called: I AM NOT GETTING OUT OF BED BEFORE I DO SOME YOGA.

And it has changed my life, HA!

I’m not sure if it’s age or all the abuse I’ve (and life) has put this body of mine through, but seriously, I need it. It sounds a little WHACKY but it’s honestly a wonderful way to wake up my body before hitting the floor and starting my day. And I’m not doing any standing poses or anything crazy like that. OK, that would be a little KOOKY. Is very mild, but incredibly valuable! I usually work out in the morning, so this is an extra added bonus. It all began a few years ago with one of my yoga instructors mentioning an article that she had read about an extended form of Shavasana, or corpse pose. I “ran” with it and add a few poses. And WAH-LAH here I am, a changed woman. It’s amazing how something little can be SO good for you!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you STRETCH!!!

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Balance (OY, I mean, OM) …

Today’s yoga session was all about something I don’t have. I can’t even pretend to have it. Some days I come close, but normally my whole life existence lacks it. It’s just how I roll. Or rather, it’s just how I tip over, HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you find your balance!!!

Dolphins …

I have been practicing yoga for 8 years. You would think by now none of it would be hard or cause me discomfort. WRONG. It is still incredibly challenging for me. I’m currently doing a 21-Day practice that is kicking my butt. I’ve had to hold these poses for years now, but this program holds them longer and revisits them A LOT. And my body is feeling it. A LOT. I think, for the most part, yoga poses have pretty non-threatening names. Pigeon. Cat. Cow. Camel. Swan. Yes, there are others that are more intimidating but when I hear animals like I previously stated, I naturally assume my body won’t be ravaged them. But I couldn’t be more wrong. One of the sweetest, smartest and cutest animals left me wrecked the other day … WHODA THUNK?!?!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t have a rough encounter with a dolphin!!!

Wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care (or not) …

I recently started doing a daily yoga “retreat”. I’m currently 9 days in. I have practiced yoga for over seven years and I have NEVER been so sore. This program is short and to the point. Holy. It works you. You bend and you pose and you balance and you work your core … and my poor arms and shoulders are feeling it. Ouchie … um … I mean namaste.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you can wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care (or not)!!!

Sleepy and bendy … 

I was up WAY TOO late last night celebrating a friend’s birthday and then I got up WAY TOO early this morning in order to make it to Yoga Day at the Big A. It was a yoga event held at Angel Stadium. It was a really unique experience and I had a lot of fun. Boy, oh boy, I sure am abundantly thankful for the special opportunities life presents me with. Come on, yoga AND the Angels?!?! Being a yogi and a season ticket holder I had to say YES! I just could have used a whole lot more sleep before I got there, HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are sleepy and bendy!!!

  

Sticky feet … 

I raced into yoga late this morning. Luckily the class started late too so I didn’t miss much. I normally try to get in there early enough to set up my little area so I have room around me for my things. My bag, towel, block and whatever I’m drinking. Most classes I just have a bottle of water with me but Friday’s I tend to have coffee. Probably because it’s the day I always seem crunched for time.

Anyway, because I was late I just tossed my things to the floor, threw open my mat and jumped in doing neck stretches. I didn’t have time to get my bearings on where my stuff was in spatial relation to my uncoordinated, gangly, half-asleep body. The second we started our “flow” this became painfully obvious. I kicked my coffee over and it spilled perfectly into my silver sandal. I honestly don’t think I could have done that even if I tried and had good aim.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t have sticky feet!!!

Out of order …

Whether you believe in God or science, THEY (those people again) say that there is a delicate balance that holds the world together. That once that ONE thing is removed, life as we know it crumbles.

Well … I believe it.

This morning, instead of running first and then going to yoga, I slept in and went to yoga first. Then I ran. And my body freaked the heck out. I have never sweat so much in my life. It was like my body didn’t know what to do with the change up and just decided to drown itself in its’ misery.

Yeah, so. Clearly my overly dramatic self gets that whole world crumbling thing … totally.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you go out of order!!!