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Nov. 16th, 2011 06:22 am
muck_a_luck: (Outer Banks)
[personal profile] muck_a_luck
Gah. I had a ghastly morning. I am trying to get back to exercising every day, mostly yoga, and after two days of hard work that left my arms asking the rest of my body, "What the HELL are you people doing?!", I was going to cut loose with trance dance today. And I had medicre sleep last night, and just a bad morning all over and I was going to go back to bed. I had my feet bare, and literally decided to put my socks back on, then not to, then to go back to bed, then not to, probably in half a dozen iterations before I took a deep breath and thought, "It has to be done." And I made the right decision. I don't think a 40 minute nap could have given me the feeling of calm and relaxation I have now.

So today, I showed up for myself and made it all the way to the mat and ended up in Savasana.

How was your yoga day?
zats_clear: (yoga pigeon pose)
[personal profile] zats_clear
I did the Forward Bend and Chakra Vinyasa sequences from Shiva Rea's latest dvd, Daily Energy (obtained from Netflix if you are US) and am typing to you with shaking arms and a light sweat at the back of my neck under my hair!  I

note to CK:  finish that review already so they know what I am talking about!

Shiva can be challenging to my ego balance at times, but I like her anyway so I persevere.  My limited experience with this dvd thus far has shown me that she moves slower so I can fall more gracefully follow her with more understanding.  I'm posting because it is a "yay me" moment...I completed a sequence without migraine, nausea, dizziness, or getting up close and personal with my mat!
zats_clear: (yoga mod icon)
[personal profile] zats_clear
We've all been there.  One minute you're half way to Bakasana (Crow Pose), the next you're all asana over teakettle; an ungraceful heap of yogini on the floor.  As you dust yourself off and avoid meeting eyes with the cat (isn't she the smug one!), do you vow to continue trying every day until you get it?  Or will you be shelving that particular part of your practice until your other skill levels have increased?

Comment and tell us about your most difficult yoga pose.  Is it the one you have not yet mastered or the one you have finally achieved? 


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