Anyone ever think about how many animal poses there are in yoga?
- Dead Bug’s
And I’m sure I’m missing more off the top of my head!
I decided to do a sixty minute session today! It didn’t feel that much longer than 45, but that could be because my MP3 cut off the last 5 minutes due to a download error. I did Jackie’s Power Vinyasa #3, which was probably the most challenging I’ve done yet. I loved all the hard flows, but I’m not good at the awkward balancing poses yet (Birds of Paradise!? I don’t think so). Although I did hold crow for 3 whole seconds!! I’d give myself overall an:
- An A- for strength poses (chatarangas, planks, lunges)
- A B+ for flexibility, although I’ve improved from a C (forward bends
- A D+ for balancing poses. I am horrible at them! I mean, toppling tree is just impossible right now!
Question: I am seeking a yoga session (online) that is very challenging in terms of flow and strength and pace but not necessarily in pose. I’m not ready yet for the harder inversions and arm poses, but I do want to continue to be challenged flow-wise. Do you guys have any suggestions?
After yoga I did some cleaning and moved on to breakfast:
Strawberry Pie Oatmeal
- 1/3 cup oats, milk, water, 1 whole medium banana, pinch salt
- Heaping half cup strawberries, cooked in the microwave for about 45 seconds and scattered on top
- Sprinkle coconut butter
- 1/2 Quaker True Delights Banana Coconut bar
- Spoonful Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Flax PB
Butterscotch Toffee (we’re almost out!)
(I tried to use that YouBar in oatmeal today but it was just too sticky so I thew it out 🙁 )
NOTE: I am having some annoying technical difficulties today! It’s taken me FOREVER to get this post up. One thing has done wrong after another. Ugh!
NOTE: We’re getting our new AT&T Uverse service installed from 12-2pm today, so there’s a slight chance my internet connection could go haywire on me. Just a head’s up!
ALSO: Tomorrow in Food Lab we’re studying starches and gelatinization and my professor asked me to make whipped banana oatmeal as a variation! So I’m going to eat breakfast during lab and will have a delayed breakfast post tomorrow AM. I’ll be back this afternoon, but another head’s up.
My legs are rather tired from the yoga, so I think I’m just going to take a nice power walk mid-morning instead of going running or to the gym (and because the SUN is out!) I’ll take some notes to study while I’m out there.