These are my running shoes. I’m probably thankful for a break.
So close to the end but it’s not really the end. It’s just the beginning of starting a regular schedule.
After this challenge, I may not do yoga every day. However, it will still be part of my regular workout routine. I’m planning to make time for yoga at least three times a week.
Without yoga, I may lack the focus to get anything done. There is so much to do! In my opinion, yoga is the key to being able to focus.
It’s been so hard to focus today. So many distractions – the weather, the new Magic Mike XXL trailer, the Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney video. There was also some very exciting news. I might have danced around the house for a few minutes.
However, it’s time to get back to yoga practice. Maybe I can get that muscle in my shoulder blade to loosen up.
I always enjoy Yoga with Adrienne. In my opinion, she’s an excellent instructor.
Wow! It is day 27 of the 30 Day Yoga Challenge. I can’t believe that the challenge is almost over. I feel as if I have succeeded, although I know the challenge or my journey with yoga isn’t over.
It has definitely been an eye-opening experience. I suspected that my body and my concentration was out of shape. I didn’t know if I would improve in the yoga practice or not. After two weeks, I felt like I had improved in mind and body.
Who knew that yoga could make such a difference? Yogis. Yogis know. Or is it Yogis knew?
I’m focusing. I’m focusing. Ok. That’s not entirely true. It’s that time of day when I need to turn off the social media, get off of the phone and quit blogging for 10-20 minutes. It’s yoga time!!
(FYI: I’m totally distracted by the Rock on the Range lineup. Slash is going to be there. Sooo if you don’t see me for awhile after May, just know that I’ve stolen away in his guitar case.)
Back to the business at hand. Yoga. I need to clear my mind of all things Slash so that I can have a clear mind for the rest of the day. I can’t promise that I won’t think about all things Slash later. Hopefully, I can refocus and think of a plan to do the right yoga pose for packing myself into his guitar case.
It’s day 21 . . I think . . of the 30 Day Yoga Challenge. I misnumbered my post yesterday. So now you know, I struggle with numbers and dates, unless it’s a concert date.
Anyway, back to yoga. I still feel as though I’m making progress. No headstands yet but the balancing act is coming along nicely. I can do more poses without falling over immediately. The fish pose was much easier today than the last time.
I found this video on YouTube. I haven’t done a class with this instructor yet. It pleases me when I find new instructors so that I can have some variety to yoga practice.
Am I the only one that feels like I spend a lot of time in downward facing dog? Maybe too much time. What does that mean? What should I be learning from downward facing dog? Maybe the lesson will appear today.
I Googled downward facing dog. It’s supposed to be good for stretching, as well as relieving for sinuses and fatigue. So there it is. The reason for spending so much time in this pose – it’s good for all that ails us.
Do or do not, there is no try. Yoda is my motivation for doing yoga today. There were even a few YouTube video which bases the yoga on the wisdom of Yoga.
Try not to pay attention to the unfinished ceiling in the second video you must. She does have some valid points about fighting depression. We have to keep fighting the winter blues. I find yoga to be especially helpful in warding off the blues.
I also am going to do the third video for the yoga workout today.
May the force be with you!
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I was so close to missing my yoga workout today. It would have been disappointing to miss after so many days. Luckily, I made it home in time to try out Lesley Fightmaster’s yoga class. She has a soothing voice and is also very encouraging. I definitely recommend trying out one of her classes.
Back in the day, I could do a backbend. Back in the day was sooo long ago, although it seems like it was just yesterday. It is yet another pose that I’m aiming to accomplish.
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Oh Jillian Michaels, I just don’t know about this yoga video. It seems a little bit aggressive for yoga. If I don’t get this yoga pose right, are you going to come through the screen and yell at me?
Seriously, I couldn’t watch this whole video. It didn’t seem like what yoga is supposed to be, as far as meditation.
I switched to this one. It seemed less scary and a little more like yoga, if yoga was a bubbly cheerleader. Still, it was fine.
10 minutes of working on the core? Perfect. I’m almost running out of time. Luckily, there was a 10 minute video. It was awesome. Tara Stiles has the most relaxing sit-ups ever until you start to feel the burn in your muscles. Before you know it, you’re working up a sweat and then it’s over.
Sorry, I could not resist.
P.S. I did find a website, Cloudy with a Chance of Wine, with more workouts for moms who don’t have time. The link is under the picture at the top. Enjoy!