Yesterday in body conditioning we did a lot of squat and lunge work. I hate doing that stuff. But it is also the work I need most. We did walking lunges and squats with kickback.
I don’t know if it was the combo of the two or the evil squats with kickback but my booty was feeling slightly sore last night. Oh man, today, ouchie!
I went to yoga this morning and luckily we did some great stretches for the butt (and other body parts as well). We did a lot of high lunge work (picture to the left).
We also did a great high lunge twist–which actually felt great for the sore butt muscles.
Right before class today I was experiencing some intense cramps. I asked Ashley if there were any poses I should avoid. She told me most poses were OK and the more I moved the best it would be for my cramps. She told me if any inversions made me feel dizzy to come down.
I made sure to definitely move today but to also listen to my body and rest when needed. I practiced Child’s pose more than I normally do in … Continue reading
The 10 a.m. yoga class had a sub. Like most regulars I get used to the same yoga classes with the same instructors. But I am almost always OK with a sub as you learn something new or have a new experience. (Sometimes that is not the case. But at Namaste there has never been a sub I haven’t liked.)
Ai (pronounced I) taught class today. She was awesome. The practice was great. And she gave so many amazing tips while teaching us. I am going to try to remember them to share with you:
- Please listen to your body, not your ego.
- Move forward with your heart and not your forehead. You don’t want to focus with your mind but your emotion.
- We just had winter solstice so our days are longer and our days are shorter, which can affect our minds and bodies.
- Our minds are scattered at this time of the year with holidays, parties, stress, etc. so we need to focus on keeping strength in our midline.
- There are some poses we have a love/hate relationship with. We feel in the dark with them. But once we are able to “conquer” them we see the … Continue reading