Late & weak but satisfying Ashtanga

I did a killer upper body workout yesterday and then went and helped in a business move all day yesterday. It was more physical than it had been previously, which was mostly the start of throwing things away. This morning I was afraid I’d be too stiff, if I did it before going back to finish up with the move, and then I ate a … Continue reading Late & weak but satisfying Ashtanga

Excellent yoga practice! I made the right decision to rest yesterday

I’d sort of screwed myself by not stretching at least 20 minutes after Friday’s workout, but it was an hour and 54 already. I just didn’t want to go over 2-hours. That seems to be the point where I feel like it’s overkill, but inadequate stretching screws me every time. Last night it felt like a lot of work to just get up the five … Continue reading Excellent yoga practice! I made the right decision to rest yesterday

Let’s take a nap instead #restdays

Was going to practice ashtanga today, but my body is definitely fighting whatever ch had. I’d planned on doing the 4min jump rope warm-up, to get the tapas going on a tired day but… I just didn’t feel like working it. Let’s just have a gentle stretch, I said to myself. Put on Pandora Classical Indian & did the prelims. Took samasthiti and did the beginning of … Continue reading Let’s take a nap instead #restdays

Special Metabolic Resistance Training Ab Focus • the death of a friend

When the going gets tough, the tough work out Thursday was a rest day after three great workouts, way too much emotional stress, not enough sleep and a topping of grief. It’d been a rough week already and then things got much worse, when I found out one of my two girlfriends in Portland had died.¹ I’ll be posting about that more in depth later, whether I … Continue reading Special Metabolic Resistance Training Ab Focus • the death of a friend

No Equipment 60 Minute HIIT Vacation Workout #9 by Christine C

Wow this was amazing. Those low pendulum lunges! Six sets per leg in this workout & you feel it. [NOTE TO SELF: – this is a workout you wanna repeat.] I kinda want to film repeat move #9. I don’t normally handstand in the middle of the room unless it’s in its ashtanga place, at the end of a regular practice, following urdhva D and … Continue reading No Equipment 60 Minute HIIT Vacation Workout #9 by Christine C

Another excellent ashtanga practice

It’s unusually hot for Portland, though thank God not of the seven days of “around 100” of that heat wave at the beginning of the month. And a higher emotional vibration tends to equal better practice. That is the difference between yoga tapas and the inner flow you can generate with a little warm-up jump rope / HIIT set. You’ve literally gotta be “feeling it”, … Continue reading Another excellent ashtanga practice

Booty Builder #2 : Jacked up Tabata #2 by Lenula

OMG the shin burn after this! I was going to do the routine J posted last, but then I saw this one & it looked appealingly brutal. I’d already done my 30min seated meditation in the magic circle. I felt the solar eclipse – concentrating without dwelling on absorbing collective energy and flooding it through my energy body. When I opened my eyes it was happening. … Continue reading Booty Builder #2 : Jacked up Tabata #2 by Lenula