Yoga on a chilly Memorial Day Weekend

It’s really chilly here in Podunk, on Memorial Day Weekend! Yesterday I got on the 9am bus to go meet my friend H for breakfast. I was wearing this small, thin T-shirt and a jacket shirt thing. I walked out the door & immediately back inside to grab a scarf, hat, and jean jacket. And today’s even cooler! The outside temperatures aren’t ideal for yoga … Continue reading Yoga on a chilly Memorial Day Weekend

Astanga – complete practice this time

Moral of the story is: don’t add in too many extras if they’re going to get in the way of the basics. I got in my five instead of three, messy dropbacks in and my “still only three” ticks. I cheated a bit on the heat by lowering the blinds before the afternoon. It was 75 when I started and 81 when I ended. Time … Continue reading Astanga – complete practice this time

Astanga, w/ extra variations from Vinyasa Krama incorporated in & the new fur babies

That was amazeballs. Total time = 1hr, 47m. It turns out that being a cat midwife is a lot of work! Theodora was extra vocal another night in a row, and woke me intermittently meowing. She got REALLY insistent at 5am, so I got up and first offered her kibble in the office (where she wanted to go instinctively b/c that’s normally where I feed both … Continue reading Astanga, w/ extra variations from Vinyasa Krama incorporated in & the new fur babies

My shoulders were loving the Astanga today

I’d planned on repeating the Velvet Hammer WO I did last Monday, but I knew when I started taking compulsive stretching breaks during the day that what my body really wanted was another yoga. Seasonal Workouts One thing about the spring & summer is – it’s great for yoga. And I live in the part of the house that gets the hottest. One thing that’s … Continue reading My shoulders were loving the Astanga today

Mish-mash, moderate to light WO

Time 1hr, 7min. Very moderate WO but it felt good, like a mildly envigorating tun-up. Warm-up: 10/30×6=4min JR, easy jog Yoga: Suryas (w/ the 3lb weights on As 3-5) & fundamentals to first 3 poses of primary (27min) Summer Body Workout Part 2 HIIT Circuits This was the one circuit I didn’t get to the first time. I liked it! Might want to do longer … Continue reading Mish-mash, moderate to light WO

Glorious Ashtanga yoga practice

I was surprised just how good that felt! My body loved it, and I took my (1hr 52min) sweet time. No warm-up either, but I’d been running the space heater in my little office before starting. It’s disappointingly cold for April, with a feels like 42 outside. I’m thinking I’ll have to get another space heater for kittening, even though I can’t afford anything. Exactly the same … Continue reading Glorious Ashtanga yoga practice

Yoga – Beginning of Astanga, back bending intervals & some finishing

So my shoulders got sore again, but not to quite the extent of the last time I practiced the 3min of right angle hold. I think my right delt is just a bit more sore, which is the opposite of last time, even though the hitting failure in the first interval again was still b/c of the left side. Maybe the right was compensating a … Continue reading Yoga – Beginning of Astanga, back bending intervals & some finishing

Astanga, my full practice

Yes, it was time. I managed a full practice today. Lately, sans monitor & mainly exercising so I don’t drive off a cliff somewhere, I seem to prefer not having a jump rope warm-up. It makes for a better workout, but pure exercise isn’t my prime motivation for stepping up to the plate right now. Time = 1 hr, 43min. Poses Comments Suryas & Standing Fundamentals w/ … Continue reading Astanga, my full practice