I had the space heater on & the room actually warmer than I wanted (I’ve gotten used to cooler interiors) since I was in there with a wet, outraged, post bath Theodora. So I did my normal practice of late, with the added eka pada sirsasana. My interlude between series poses & back bending was single 10/60 intervals of hanumanasana, the rack and urdhva D … Continue reading Got my yoga practice in!
Ended up taking a rest day yesterday, though I did get some sock designing and other stuff done. I couldn’t believe how sore my lower back was though, on the right. I kept stretching and rollering it periodically, during the day. Decided to do the very easiest part of Astanga, for the full body tuning, and something without any jumping whatsoever for today. If wearing … Continue reading Easy yoga & a quick upper body
[EDIT UPDATE: I guess I could note it was 95min start to finish, including the savasana and putting equipment away. I rushed it a bit in that I did only 1 tick instead of three, with the excuse that I wanted to get to cooking a big, 2nd round of Buffalo chicken dip. I’d gotten the recipe out of the NYT collection of 29 dips, … Continue reading Astanga
Did the first part of Astanga, to the 3rd pose of primary as I do, when separating it out. I was gonna do a 20min Bender set after, but instead I switched to adlib non-vinyasa poses. I did wear my monitor but really, burn wise what it amounted was a walk around the block with maybe two mild hills. Not going to bother to post them. … Continue reading Restorative yoga – felt FANTASTIC
Had an extra, third rest day this week – yesterday. That’s ok. Even though I was unwilling. I kinda wanted to do legs, but I also knew I’d been neglecting the yoga lately. So I consulted the magic, online coin toss, lol. Warm-up: 10/30×6=4min jump rope Last practice I’d done two 10/60 Urdhva Ds @ the wall, w/ equal rest after each, before doing the … Continue reading Excellent Astanga practice today
Previewed a new kettlebell WO that Julia posted a couple days ago. Wasn’t into that hardcore of a routine then & I still wasn’t today, lol. Only her WOs will I modify for easier! Or in some cases, I minimise current favourites of hers b/c I don’t have the right equipment to make them interesting (hip thrusts). Decided I still wasn’t quite ready for it, … Continue reading A very satisfying & therapeutic feeling Astanga
Why can’t I count it fully if I don’t do handstand to backbend? I did do a few drop backs, but no ticks today. I was in a hurry to finish. Lately I haven’t even been doing Kapo B and that feels fine. I DO like what I did today. No rack or hanuman w/ strap. Just 2 timed bends w/ the blocks (dif heights) … Continue reading Most of an Astanga practice (- 3 ticks only)
I could tell I really needed some LBH, or leg-behind-head, which refers to a bunch of poses in Astanga’s primary, 2nd and 3rd series. I never got to the LBH in 4th, because patriarchal bullshit, lol. Also the chronic, no-fun injuries, of course. I wish I could get myself to do more “extra” stuff, but getting myself to practice at all is hard enough. I ought … Continue reading Wow, no full Astanga since December 5th!
OK I’ve gotta aim for a 5-days consecutive exercise run, b/c I missed the two at the beginning of the week. That means I’ve gotta pace myself! Was feeling yesterday’s WO a bit in my triceps (excellent) & the general need to stretch here and there, this morning. Astanga yoga, Suryas & Fundamentals Warm-up: This time I decided to do my 4min jump rope: 10/30×6, … Continue reading Yoga & HIIT again
I could really feel yesterday’s Julia routine when I got up this morning! Using 60 & 80lbs for the lunges & squats really made a different. Also inside of shoulders are SO maxed out… (Really found this out once I started!) Stretched a bit on my dinosaur prop first & did a virasana & supta v just w/ 15s, quick. (No strap plus 20) Yoga … Continue reading Recovery WO: beginning of Astanga & then some easy HIIT