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)!!!

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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!!!

I touched my toes … FINALLY …

Oh. My. Gosh! After 6 years of practice I am happy to say that today I was able to do something in yoga that I’ve never been able to do before. I have practiced under the same instructor for over 3 years now and even they were in SHOCK. Both my instructor and I believe much of my struggles in yoga come from the combination of the back injury I had when I was 15 years old and all the running I do. Between the two, they keep my hips and lower back as tight as can be … BUT NOT TODAY!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you can touch your toes!!!

My inner strength is shaped a lot like a tent …

We had a late night celebrating the marriage of one of my best friend’s daughters. It was an absolutely beautiful wedding and I couldn’t be happier for them. They are truly the perfect fit.

That being said, this morning came early. Very early. G3 had to be at his SAT testing site no later than 7:45. So we woke up at ungodly hours to make sure he got there with plenty of time to handle any issues that might come up.

When Reese and I were driving home I asked her what she wanted to do when we got back. Being that I literally took her from her bed and put her into the car this morning I thought she would say that she wanted to go back to bed, eat or just play on her iPad.

Um. Nope.

She wanted to do yoga.

I’ll be honest, I had absolutely no intention of working out today. Again. Late night. Early morning. Working out was the last thing on my mind. But Reese asked several times. Soooo for the next 45 minutes we did Yoga and core work. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that a little bit of my soul died this morning. Oh. My. God. And to make matters worse, every time I went into downward dog, Reese would come out of her plank and crawl under me like I was a tent. She thought it was so funny and would just sit there giggling and giving me kisses. As adorable as it was, it felt like I was upside down in Hell for 10 minutes at a time. It took all I had to hold that pose. But she was so happy to be under her mom tent that I just couldn’t disappoint her, despite the fact that I thought it was killing me. Now THAT is a mother’s love!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you find some inner strength!!!

A yoga hangover …

I didn’t think it was even a possibility but yesterday really tired me out. I slept well, but definitely woke up feeling IT. I’m certainly sore and kinda sluggish. Thank goodness G3 was willing to cart my tush around because I would have never gotten everything done today without someone driving me around and telling me to “hurry up”. HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day that doesn’t include a yoga hangover!!!