Once again … back to healthy living

After more than a week traveling for work and fun I got back home last night.

And today is the day I got back to my normal and healthy lifestyle.

I was in Texas. First Dallas and then Austin.

Dallas was for work and I thought I would add Austin to the end of my trip and see the city for the first time and hang with my cousin Alex.

Yes, I ate a lot of meat and drank a lot of beer.

And according to my father-in-law I just might be turning into a redneck. Beer, steaks and moonshine all in one week?

I also hung out with my friend Regina and her fiancé and son one day. Texas martini, anyone?

I worked from home today to ease back into life.

Because my friend Monica is still out of commission from the gym for a bit and I had calls throughout the day, which meant  couldn’t attend the Monday noon class I have been wanting to try, I decided to take Baxter’s Monday night Hatha Yoga class instead of the usual evening body conditioning class.

It was a great way to ease back into my exercise routine this week. … Continue reading

GFG! and her yoga props

My usual yoga props for most yoga classes is a blanket, block and strap.

If a teacher requires something else, such as an extra block, a bolster, sand bag, I am more than happy to grab as well.

Oh, and an eye pillow is great for Restorative yoga and savasana. In a pinch, I use my towel or strap.

Today Ashley asked us to grab a blanket, block and strap. That was perfect for me because I already had all the props I needed.

Someone had grabbed extra blocks and handed one to another student yogi. I over heard that yogi say, I don’t like to use props.

I found that to be rather odd.

Some people think using a prop makes you a beginner or that the pose is made easier. Yoga should not be competitive with others or even yourself. And there are times no matter how advanced you are where props are required.

I like to use the blanket to sit on during meditation at the beginning and end of class. Sometimes I use it for padding under my knees. I also use it for a pillow during … Continue reading