Monday, May 19, 2008
We planted alot and still have a small area left to work with. I'm developing a major green thumb, I'm digging gardening, it makes me feel a bit more grounded.
I think today I'm going to pull weeds, just so that I have an excuse (like I need one) to play in the dirt.
We have mint from last year springing up (photo above) and we planted chocolate and pineapple mint in another location. I can't wait for that. Our compost is empty. My hubbie took it all and put in the soil before we started planting.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Half moon pose with hands to feet pose
photo by Tara's Bikram Experience
Works into the whole skeletal and circulatory systems
Opens shoulder joints
Reduces or eliminates pain in the lower back
Good for abdominal obesity
Improves and strengthens every muscle in the central part of the body Increase the flexibility of the spine
Increases flexibility and strength of rectus abdominis, gluteus maximus, oblique, deltoid and trapezius muscles
Alleviates anxiety and reduces mental stress
Stimulates pituitary gland
Exercises colon, pancreas, kidneys, muscular, skeletal, respiratory and glandular systems
Firms and trims waistline, hips, abdomen, buttocks and thighs
photo by Bikram Yoga-Takoma Park
This pose is in three parts. It gives a very nice side and back stretch. This is the first "back bend" in the series and the first chance to open the heart area a bit.
My biggest challenge with this poses is keeping my palms "glued" together, but I'm sure with time they will happen.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
My first class (on Saturday) I did forget a few poses and I forgot what my body was capable of doing within those poses. But by the time I did Sunday's class and this morning's, I was in the flow and I was at where I left off 9 months ago.
I noticed the practice seemed lighter and a bit less constricted than previous experiences. Then it dawned on my that I'm practicing in a new and lighter body. Duh, that makes all the difference in the world.
I can't wait to see where the practice takes me. I have a feeling that I will be doing this for awhile. I love the practice so much, I'm very happy it's back in my life.
I thought on my yoga days (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), I would talk about well...yoga. Each session I'll discuss a different poses, it's benefits and my experience with it.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I continue to 'learn how to run' and weight training, although, I'm changing up the weight training a bit, but I'll discuss that tomorrow.
I also want to talk about the garden. We bought seeds and plants last weekend and I planted some wheatgrass. No more spending $2.50 for a shot. I'm drinking my own brew, yeah! More on the garden, later.
With the poses, I'm going to start at the beginning of the series until I cover all 26 poses, including two breathing exercises and then I'll choose a random pose in the series and discuss why I'm feeling that Pose for the Day.
Pose of the Day
1. Pranayama ( prāṇāyāma)"Standing deep breathing"
Good for lungs and respiratory system
Helps with mental relaxation
Helps high blood pressure
Good for detoxification
Exercises nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems
photo and info by Quick Fit Yoga
Thursday, May 1, 2008
You are reading the posting of CorePower Yoga's newest stocker! How are ya'll doing? Nice to meet you.
All that is required of me is, twice a week I windexed the glass and mirrors, clean yoga mats, wipe counters, re-stock items that need re-stocking and take out the trash. For that commitment on my part I will receive unlimited yoga at any CorePower Yoga studio.
Heaven, heaven, heaven.
I have been practicing Hot Yoga (Bikram) off and on for about 2 years.
Mostly off because of funds, but it was something that indulged in every single day when I had the chance. I absolutely L-O-V-E it.
It has been the only workout (for me) where I did the same poses over and over and over again and I never got bored or burned out. With each session something different happened to challenge me and I always learned something new.
A bit of history about the practice.
photo by TegMaru
Hot Yoga, or traditionally known as Bikram Yoga, is a style of yoga developed by Bikram Choudhury. It is practiced in a room heated to 100°F -105°F.
You just don't know how happy this makes me. I am over the moon happy! Getting this opportunity to further my practice is so important to me. I will be the best stocker CorePower Yoga has ever seen! Okay, I'm being a bit dramatic but hey, who cares, I've got free yoga!
Here is my new workout schedule to add Hot Yoga into the mix.
Monday: Running, Weight training
Tuesday: Hot Yoga
Wednesday: Running, Weight training
Thursday: Hot Yoga
Friday: Running, Weight training
Saturday & Sunday: Hot Yoga.