Heading to an Inversion class

Since March I’ve been taking yoga, and I’m having a great time.

Today, I’m heading to an Inversion class where we will work on our head stand, shoulder stand, and hand stand techniques.

I’ve recently graduated from my headstand with a wheel, to a solo head stand. I hope that today, I can learn a little better form, and have some fun.

Happy Saturday!

Slow and comfy Sunday


Cleaning house a little bit.  Going through the drawers and closets, letting go……giving up on some of the old things.

Since Harvey, and Irma I’ve had a bit of an awakening.  There is so much clutter that doesn’t matter.  

I’ve cleaned out so much of what “no longer serves me”.  That is a phrase that I’ve come to know in my yoga practice.

You have days when your strength, attitude, ability, and flow work.  You exit the class better than you were when you went in.  You have other days when you can’t keep your balance, your body rebels, and you wonder why nothing is working.  It’s all ok.  It’s important to let go of what isn’t working.

Empowerment

The body is a remarkable machine.

As I kick up into the headstand, my instructor spots me so I don’t dump over.  I will never forget her remark, “you have really strong legs, you need to relax into the stand”.  

I’ve come to learn that the headstand, while intimidating at first, is only a first step to empowerment. 

It’s an empowering move for sure, and I’m getting stronger all the time. I can’t wait to see what I can do next. 

Yoga-Shmoga

Going from the Pidgeon pose that made my foot fall asleep into the splits.  I’ve always maintained my splits since high school, but the yoga version had something let loose in my hip that made me start laughing.  The Pidgeon pose hurt, and my foot falling asleep was just icing on the cake.


Images from Pinterest.

I got turned into a pretzel, and it made me laugh. 

I’ve never been able to do a forward fold, but I might have to make it my goal…..if I can walk tomorrow.

Bona fide Corn Ball

Do you ever “mis-hear” music lyrics?

Have you ever had an inappropriate giggle when everyone else is quiet?

I thought I would join my friends for yoga today.  One of my friends is really good, and is certified to teach yoga.  No pressure there!

  
 At the end of the session, during the Savasanna, the instructor had a chanting song playing in the background.

I couldn’t understand the language, but what I “heard” got me giggling, then my mind was wandering, then I got really hungry.

I couldn’t tell you what the chant actually was, but what I “heard” was Holy….Cream Cheese….I want a banana.

The more it repeated, the more I wanted to giggle….until I just couldn’t keep it in!

  

I got so many awful looks.  Who knew people took their Savassana so seriously?  Holy cream cheese, I want a banana!


Tuesday Yoga

  

My focus today was “letting go”.  Our Sequence today was the Moon sequence.

The full moon will come out this weekend.  I hope to get some good photos.

Enjoy your week!

Today I’m grateful for exercise, friends, bees, and letting go.

Lion face and my first yoga class.

We hugged trees.

We hummed.

We made the lion face.

We finished with the dead pose.

I don’t know what I was expecting, but the inappropriate giggle came bubbling out when 20 women and 3 guys were making the “lion face”.

  
Photo courtesy of Style Craze.

Yep…all of us tongue out, eyes bugged, and panting.  It was quite a site.

It’s not as fun as Zumba.  I only fell over twice. Not horrible for my first attempt.

I did have an odd craving for a hamburger when I was done…I almost pulled into McDonalds.

Self control was implemented and I came home and drank my coconut water.🙏🏻😛

Today, I’m grateful it’s Friday, that I tried the yoga class, I passed up McDonalds, and that I can successfully do the Lion face.

Have a great weekend ya’ll!

In celebration of “Selfie being the word of the year”! Here’s my post work out Selfie!

Exercise is SOOO good for you. If you can’t hear the whine implied, I’m whining! In August I started a new routine. It’s intense circuit training for 20-40 seconds with a 40 second rest in between. Each 30 minute routine has a kicker at the end that lasts from 3-5 minutes of all out busting your butt with no rest in between.

I’m really happy with the improved tone in my legs and arms. I dig the quick intense routines over going to the gym for Zumba, or power pump. I’m throwing in some yoga on my rest days, and we can’t leave out the 3 mile walks with the puppies when I’m home. Looking at how I’ve increased my activities, I’m really happy that I’ve kept with it.

The next step in this evolution is to complete the Circuit 30-35 minutes then do an additional 30 minutes on the elliptical.

Tell me what’s working for you! Tell me how you keep motivated. What’s your favorite post work out refreshment? I’m stuck on milk. It’s what really works for me.

Tell me how you avoid the post work out whining.

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