I am loving my Tuesday/Thursday ritual of yoga, oats and candles. I am working on making my life more peaceful and serene when I can to balance my busy days and everlasting to-do list, and it’s working well.
I woke up at 6 to get started on my day and did Yoga For Runners. It was my first intermediate level session and quite hard!! My muscles were shaking during the lunges, and I can feel that I worked them an hour later. But I was able to keep up after studying the pose guide. I think the reason I hated yoga for so long was I tried to do too much too fast (and hadn’t discovered audio yoga 🙂 ) A few weeks of the very beginner Hatha sessions where you just lay around and stretch made me want to do the more engaging warrior and lunge poses, whereas before I hated them because they were too much work. I used to love savasana and child’s pose, but – dare I admit it – now I prefer the more challenging poses. Not sure if I’ll ever crave an hour of yoga, but I think I’ve somewhat outgrown just 20 minutes as well. Shocking!
My current favorite poses: Down dog (used to HATE it!), anything twist, chaturanga (I’m good at it from lots of push-ups 🙂 ), low lunge, pigeon, triangle, warrior II, half moon, hands on hips & supported fetal position ( )
My current least favorite poses: warrior I, crescent lunge (HATE it!), reverse warrior, anything high leg (because I’m horrible at them), chair pose.
- 1/3 cup oats, 1% milk, water (plus a splash more for raisins), 1 tiny banana, pinch salt
- 1 tbsp raisins
- ~2 tbsp blueberries
- 1/4 Honest Foods Apple Ginger Country Square
- A few sugared peanuts
- Drizzle maple syrup
- Spoonful of Smucker’s Natural, followed by a smaller spoonful of Barney Butter!
I made French press today and followed Sumptown’s guide. It was a great cup of coffee! It did get cold pretty quickly so I think next time I should heat the water a tad bit more.
A very foamy chandelier
And she’s off!