I posted on FB but I’ll blog it nonetheless
Here it is – today’s IG challenge post of the day. And a few other photos from the editing floor so to speak….
Brother’s Johnson Stomp got me moving this morning. Here ya go:
and a few pictures prior to yesterday’s game (Sad that that Hawks lost, Harlan says the Cowboys are a good team). Oh well, you can’t win them all
Have a great Monday. After I meditate I will go to Davin’s 6:15 a.m. class and then off to IDRI. Over and Out.
Ah, the pose dedicated to the Monkey God. Love it so much.
I am grateful that I took a lot of gymnastics and ballet as a child. I had no idea that I was practicing yoga when we did it back then, but it was always a favorite stretch. Love hate relationship with gymnastics though – I was scared to death of the bars and the horse. Balance beam was pretty awesome though. 🙂
I feel like writing a poem atm (at 5 a.m. on a drizzly Saturday morning). This is rather strange, I don’t typically do so.
I started to work on a haiku but upon review of the defintion of haiku, I’m going with free form…
my heart fills with joy
tan creamer swirls into brown
blessed coffee rocks
In other news, it is Day 11 of #letsgetflexy
Looks like the morning dog walk is going to be a wet one. I think Fall is finally upon us. It’s going to be soggy a lot. That is the nature of the beautiful Pacific NW. I really love it here. I’m going to try to love my last winter because my winters in ABQ will be quite different. Not sure how I feel about the snow, but I’m a Minnesotan, I can probably buck up on that. ‘
Taking Yang at 10 a.m. super excited. I hope to get a few days of shots taken for #letsgetflexy. It is so much more pleasant to warm up prior to these shots!
Have a beautiful day. Drop me a line 🙂
Oh, and watch this…. Kelly I’m thinking of you WonderTwin
Day 10 of #letsgetflexy
I love this pose but Boy the Sanskrit name is a mouthful. King Pigeon is an advanced posture, and one that requires a good warm-up. It is both a beautiful backbend and a major hip opener. Stretches the thighs, the spine and groin. Opens, the chest and shoulders. I think it is one of the most graceful poses in yoga.
I really enjoyed Yin last night. 16 beautiful souls, many of them I consider friends. I am so honored to get to lead class, and to witness the transformation before my eyes. Slept super hard immediately upon my return home. Yay 🙂
Okay, it is Friday and I’m teaching Power Yoga at 6:15 a.m. It is only 4:30 and I’m struggling with butterflies. I need to hydrate and meditate. No matter what, I will lead an up-beat class and make sure everyone works hard and feels great afterwards. I’ve taken more than a 1000 classes at The Ashram, you would think I would be more comfortable guiding it… A normal person, sure, but I struggle with anxiety issues so this is still super scary to do. Super fun and gratifying as well. I’ll try and stop being a ninny. A little Deva meditation is precisely what i need
Blessed Friday All.
The pose of the day for #letsgetflexy is Urdhva Dhanurasana/Wheel. It is an advanced pose with a myriad of health benefits – here is a partial list designed to sell you on how cool it is. I love backbending and feel extreme gratitude for my very flexible spine.
Spine strengthening and lengthening. Creates space in the spine
- Super overall toning pose and incredible wrist strengthening.
- Wheel enhances the nervous system and balances out hormones.
- Great hip opener
- Wheel pose is a heart opening backbend. Old fears can arise, breathe through it. You don’t want those feelings trapped inside J. Breathe breathe breathe J J J
- Bridge pose is a great preparatory posture if you aren’t quite up to wheel. Use extreme caution if you’ve suffered a back injury or have carpal tunnel (like consult doctor about it)