Deeply restorative Astanga yoga

I took another rest day yesterday. Helped with trimming more instead. Went grocery shopping with Charlie… Today’s been a cooking blitz. I made this lemon & almond flour cake… Messed up following the instructions, but it just may be edible, warmed up and with vanilla ice cream, rather than the lemon & confectioners sugar glaze. I made some rice with leftover mushroom stock & veggies in the rice cooker at the same time. Tonight I’m going to make sheet pan chicken, grapes, shallots & potatoes for the main.

Both the chicken & lemon cake are NYT recipes.

I’m just not that into brutality in my WOs anymore

And then I was going to finish the last Julia WO but I realized there was no way I felt like doing endless burpees. I’d finished previewing the 2nd half, jotting my notes, and she commented, Ya, this is brutal right? If you’re doing the whole thing, like some kinda crazy person! LOL. The person who wrote it is an ultra marathoner, J says at the beginning. The routine is already shortened.

Anyway to each their own. I don’t mind the routine halved, though it’s not one I’d repeat.




Poses Comments
Suryas & Standing Fundamentals w/ standing arches in the 5 Surya As, 3lb hand held weights for 3rd – 5th. Held that last standing backbend longer than again, 5 breaths. Two, 5-breath handstands @ the end
Primary+ Skipping 4 poses of primary w/ added LBH
Ardha Matseyendrasana, var through the legs bind
Shalabhasana A, B
Bhekasana, 1/2 & full
Dhanurasana A, B
Ustrasana hips to wall, keeping them fwd
Laghu Vajrasana
Hanuman single intervals of 10/60, foot against wall, 20sec upright, 40 back bending. Final 15sec looking head back
Rack single interval of 10/60
Kapo B
Urdhva D come to standing
Dropbacks 3x
Ticks 3x
Finishing with 5min savasana

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