Day 13 of #letsgetflexy

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

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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.

#letsgetflexy pose is Hanumanasana :)

Ah, the pose dedicated to the Monkey God. Love it so much.

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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. 🙂

On the importance of coffee

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

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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

King Pigeon Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

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.

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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.

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Day 9 of #letsgetflexy – Wheel Pose

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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)