Coming into Week 3, I seriously did not want to go back to work. Teacher training for 8 hours was a dream and I was surrounded lovely ladies with good vibes. It was tough to carry-on my teachers mantra this week, "everything is temporary." I tried to tell myself that work eventually ends...that it's only … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 10-13 – Week 3 Complete
Kapilina Beach was my distraction today. Believe or not during a walking meditation you should only be focused on your breath and your step. So it was challenging to walk along the shoreline and not notice the ocean washing over my feet. The sand was like a foot massage so that slowly helped me to … Continue reading 200 YTT – Day 6 – Walking Meditation
In our last week of August the Florida sun finally shows itself in bright form. It inspired me to open up the blinds and sit in gratitude. The warm rays massaged my neck, down to my shoulder blades, and then the bottom of my back. Even my tight bun loosened up to fall on my … Continue reading Relaxation from the SUN
While evaluating my splits progress I tried to pinpoint which muscles needed a little more attention. I've stretched in pigeon pose, butterflies, and straddle, but I just felt like the stretches needed more help. So, I included the crescent lunge or anjaneyasana. Then, I felt I could take it deeper into the stretch and bent … Continue reading Additional Stretch for splits
For me, it's motivational to follow yoga/cardio routines where the instructor assures you the practice is not about perfection. That way I don't need to worry about moving or posing correctly. Instead I can just be in the moment, listen to my body, and adjust to rid of any pain. My knees have been the … Continue reading Strive For Progress
I ended up at Hatha Yoga very quickly. In some way I believe I have been practicing hatha yoga with a little more cardio included. I thought I'd end up in power yoga.
For the first time in my practice I felt a twinge in my hips. And my hips are my weakness. My routine was the same, so I wasn’t expecting pain going into a straddle stretch. Though, many of the yoga vids I watched mentions that every day will be a little different, so just go … Continue reading My hips don’t lie
There will be times when you feel down…mentally, physically, and sometimes both. First thing you do is slouch on the couch. That’s how I felt in the beginning of the week. My right eye was in pain from I don’t know what, but it seemed to have scratched my eye; my stomach was all bubbly … Continue reading Better to do something than relaxing in pain
It's always the better idea to listen to your body before taking it to higher measures. I was a little too determined and impatient to get into splits pose. Unfortunately I stretched to vigorously and my hamstrings weren't able to take the stress. My hamstrings needed a four day rest or more like a modified … Continue reading Splits Journey – Listen to your body, first
I saw an ad for Jillian Michaels website, jillianmichaels.com and it told me to share the love. Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown is an old routine, but it still makes you sweat. 😉 It's a new week, so try something new...if you haven't.