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Posts Tagged ‘hatha yoga’

Showing the love … to me

Today is Valentine’s Day. I find the holiday silly and pretty much pointless. If you are single, you feel bad that you are. If you are in a relationship, you feel pressure. Curt and I don’t give gifts or cards. If we can, we do go out to dinner and eat delicious sushi. Last night […]


Why not go for a walk on Wednesday?

One of my co-workers organized a walk today at lunchtime. When I opened the meeting invite I read it and my first reaction was, a walk for an hour? But I decided that the walk wouldn’t kill me. And it would get me outside and away from my desk for a good and healthy break. […]


Back to my yoga practice

I was not happy to go to work today. I am not quite sure why. Maybe it was Monday. Maybe because the past few days I slept in rather late for me. But I had quite the attitude today. A little after 4 p.m. I wandered down to the area where we wait for the […]


Opening the hips

In Baxter’s Hatha Yoga class tonight we worked a lot with the hips. About half the class we were lying down–my kind of yoga. Though we were definitely working. Pigeon Pose is my favorite hip opener. I forget about the many other ways to open the hips. Today we did an “extreme” half Happy Baby […]


Opening, balancing within

I attended my regular Hatha Yoga class with Baxter tonight. I really look forward to that class. He makes yoga fun while making us laugh. His class isn’t as intense as the other classes I take. But that’s OK. Variety is good. And don’t get me wrong, I am still working. Tonight Baxter asked us […]


Hatha Yoga on Sunday morning

This morning I attended the Hatha Yoga class instead of Vinyasa because we had brunch plans with out of state friends. Hatha isn’t as intense as my regular Sunday Vinyasa class. But it was a good class and I like the teacher. I have had her as a sub before and she teaches the Sunday […]


Do I practice yoga or drink beer?

It was a super tough day at work today. It was just one of those days. Normally on Wednesdays I attend a Hatha yoga class with Baxter. Before I left work today I decided that I was skipping yoga and was instead going to partake in some adult beverages. I wouldn’t have made to to […]


Soaking in the sleep

It is 8:45 and I am getting sleepy. Well, it is just about my bedtime. I try to get in to bed between 9 and 9:30. Though sometimes it is closer to 10. Once in bed I usually fall asleep pretty quickly. (I get up at 5 a.m. for work.) Last week I talked about […]


Changing up routine a bit

The commute on the shuttle bus from South San Francisco took more than an hour. Traffic was bad, likely because of the Giants baseball game. I didn’t get home until about 5:50, just 10 minutes before my regular Wednesday night yoga class. When we were sitting in traffic I made up my mind that I […]


Exercise back in full swing after vacation hiatus

Since Wednesday I have been on track with the exercise (the food is another story, but it usually is). I had planned to hit Vinyasa Yoga class (and take my mom) on Sunday. But we had flight issues and instead of coming in Saturday night about 8 p.m. we came in on Sunday at almost […]