Friday, December 20, 2013

The yoga diaries - all 30 days

So, for 6 weeks, I did yoga 5 days/week.  I missed the first three classes, but attended every Monday to Friday after that.  Here are my one sentence summaries of each of those days.  For me, the jury is still out.  I feel better but I am not in love with the whole process.  I feel stronger and more flexible in places I wasn't expecting but my hips/glutes are still pretty tight.  I will continue, but not at this level of frequency.

~~    That wasn't too bad - Hips so sore! - Longer poses are different hard - Balance poses are easier for
me - Everything felt awful and stiff - I'm not feeling fully comfortable or relaxed in shavasana - Getting up was hard this morning, but I enjoyed today's practice - I felt stronger and more flexible today - Outer
thigh, hips, shoulders are again so sore - I was able to touch my heels in camel pose! - I feel bendier in
the evenings -Why are the warrior poses so hard on my thighs? - Kinda meh - Headstand attempts - Feathered Peacock - Although I am tired, today's class felt good - Heron pose/happy baby/side angle...these are all hard and uncomfortable and somewhat confusing to me in terms of form, intended stretches, etc. - Hurt my neck -ouch! - Limited movement - I feel like shavasana was successful -
More together today - I like doing poses that involve moving and standing on one leg - I felt strong in chaturanga - A lunar shit show - The last 4 days have been pretty good - There have been improvements
in half-monkey (half splits) pose! - Headache today but all moves stronger.    ~~

Friday, December 13, 2013

The yoga update

10:02 sunrise
15:47 sunset

Okay, one week or five measly classes of yoga until I am free to sleep in past 7am on work days.  I decided to stop posting my yoga thoughts on the daily and instead am saving them up for one big yoga-haiku when it's all over.

In other riveting news, it has been cold (on and off) and we got a shit ton (that's a measurable amount you know) of snow over the last couple of days: 36cm!  I'm again on the planning committee for the 5+ Hours of Light Fat Bike Festival and basically I am just looking forward to having a few days off as 2013 draws to a close.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The yoga diaries - day 15

Feathered Peacock today.


Apparently it is also called a forearm balance, a handstand or Pincha Mayurasana.  I called it hard.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

No Dressember in 2013

9:44 sunrise
15:56 sunset

So there will be no Dressember this year; at least, not for me.  I just can't get excited about it for a 4th year. Last year people we so generous with their donations to Right to Play on my behalf and I just don't feel the same desire to wear a dress every day for a month.  Between choir (still so much fun!), yoga, spinning, and just surviving winter, I can't be bothered this year.  Call it a case of the blahs, I'm just not playing along in 2013.