Back on the beach for some Sunday morning yoga. Took my friends with me today, Sophie fell asleep during the relaxation 😂.
Went to the gym straight after, as I was nice and warmed up, and did 40 minutes of squats, lunges and deadlifts, then 10 minutes of abs. Turns out my strength hasn’t completely faded away, my last recorded notes show I was squatting 25 and deadlifting 25, today I did 20 on both. My upper body has gone down by a little too, but my hammer is still the same and my triceps weight is still the same, so really it’s just my shoulders that have suffered. Still, I’ve started now, and that’s going to be my thing now, Fridays and Sundays. Just have to stick to it now, hopefully my health won’t screw me over again.
The Indian couple down the corridor are doing a curry for tea. I am also having curry for tea. Theirs will no doubt be made directly from the herbs and spices in a jar, mine will be made directly out of a Pataks jar. I envy their cooking techniques. I’ve seen their shopping, all their stuff is from scratch, and it smells divineeeeeee
21st May 2017
D is for dedication! Continually returning to my mat every day, setting aside energy and time to prioritize my practice! I did thee tended version of ashtanga yogas primary series and ended up doin some handstands! 2 hours passed right there… Hosted by bexmaddyyogarianyogawithkarelhealthyhappymotivationsunny-yogi
Day 29 #LetsGetFlexy is a Hollowack Pinchamayurasana. This asana isn’t part of the Ashtanga Yoga series so I just started practicing these recently thanks to the inspiration from @beahyogagirl and the IG yoga community. My shoulders have always been unstable so it’s amazing to work these postures that use both strength and flexibility beyond what I’ve tried before. I don’t feel that I’ve been doing them long enough to offer instruction, just inspiration. I know you’re not supposed to plant the foot but it really helped me feel the openness through the shoulders. Definitely use a wall for support and feel welcome to do any variation of the hollow back shape. Check @beachyogagirl for more options. My outfit is by @aloyoga Check their account for the last few daily winners of this challenge 😊
Buddhasana and Kapilasana are two of the deepest hip external rotation postures from the Ashtanga yoga fourth series. The hips are a deep reservoir of emotions do when you go digging around in the pelvis expect to uncover all sorts of things like sadness, anxiety, anger…. Don’t be scared, one day it will pass through the field of your experience like clouds rolling through the sky. #BeStrong #practiceandalliscoming #onebreathatatime Outfit by @aloyoga
Day 6 #LetsGETFlexyIn2015 is Prasarita Padottanasana C. Can you spot the cow in the video? It’s in the screenshot image. This wide legged forward bend pose from the Ashtanga Yoga standing series release the shoulders and depends hip flexion. There are two variations, the first one is easier and draws the shoulder-blades slightly towards eachother. The second is harder and draws the shoulder blades away from eachother in a deep internal rotation. Don’t force or pull your hands to the ground. Be patient and let gravity do the work. Check @beachyogagirl for an easier option Outfit by @aloyoga Check their account for daily winners!! Video filmed by @ifilmyoga in Mysore at Chamundi Hill (at Chamundi Hills,Mysore)