The May 2009 issue of Yoga Journal arrived in the mail a few days ago. Last night, the opportunity was available to read through one of my favorite magazines. Although there is a yoga room set up downstairs in our home, I can not boast being a faithful Yoga practitioner. Two years ago, there were serious considerations to begin teaching yoga but then Shane was welcomed into the family and time did not allow the study and out of town practice that would be involved. Today my yoga practice is, unfortunately, intermitant. The point of all this is to share with you a very quick and rewarding sequence that is a good leg and upper back strengthener as well as a good stretch for tired body parts. The idea for this sequence arose from the “master class” pages 100 – 102 of the Yoga Journal. Breathing is important. Strong in hales with smooth, long exhales. Hold each position for 10 breaths.
- Hero Pose
- Proud Warrior
- Proud Warrior – Another form of Proud Warrior. Not quite Triangle Pose.
- Child’s Pose
Remember that Yoga is a very individual practice. As long as you practice correct form and remember your Yogic breath, you can come up with your own Yoga flows.
Wednesday workout: 20 minutes running on the T/M. 35 minutes working chest and biceps. 3.25 mile run with Shane.
A rewarding breakfast of 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain, 1/2 a banana, raisins and cinnamon added in. A Cherry Jubilee Spiru-Tein Shake. That shake wasn’t bad. It was the whey Spiru-Tein blend and tasted more like what I’m used to. It must be something about the whey that makes it separate because the other Spiru-Tein flavors which were rice, pea, and Spirulina did not separate. Hmmmm…. might trigger some serious research endeavors.
At the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society researchers reported that yogurt containing the antibody IgY-urease may help to treat stomach ulcers and gastritis……to read more, click on link above.
Today is officially hump day. Make the best of it and for a daily dose of motivation…”Every day looks bright if it’s met with optimism”.