It's the third day of YoMo, and I'm doing fine. My husband has taken yoga classes a couple of times but found it insufficiently fast and competitive. However, he's having back trouble, and he asked me to get him started with a short yoga routine. I've practiced with him for two days now. We did… Continue reading June 3, so far, so good
YoMo begins, can’t find my notes!
During my morning practice yesterday I wrote myself several notes about things to write about relative to YoMo. I'll be writing a couple of emails a week to participants who signed up to practice yoga every day during the month of June, and I've been thinking about what to say. My desk is a big… Continue reading YoMo begins, can’t find my notes!
When we did YoMo in January, I chose two poses that are really hard for me to work on during that month - Upavistha Konasana (seated wide angle) and Supta Virasana (reclining hero). Supta Virasana improved enormously, as I've described recently. Upavistha Konasana, not so much. So during this June YoMo I'm going to work… Continue reading Focus pose
A good day for morning yoga
I went for a walk this morning, and then came home and did an hour of yoga before breakfast. In addition to my two bugaboo poses I'm practicing (almost) every day (Upavistha Konasana, seated wide-angle, and Supta Virasana, reclining hero), I generally do Trikonasana (triangle) and Uttitha Parsvakonasana (extended side angle). Yesterday I did as… Continue reading A good day for morning yoga
YoMo days 7, 8, and 9
Ooh, I've just got to keep up! On Wednesday I didn't practice in the morning, but I went to Ageless. The class was excellent. A brand new student was in the class, and as a result Kim helped her quite a bit, leaving us in very long holds. I try hard not to come out… Continue reading YoMo days 7, 8, and 9
YoMo day 5 and day 6
Hehehe. I guess I'm a little behind on my posting every day. I'm not behind on yoga though, goody. On day 5, I tore off to Kansas City in the morning and was there all day. When I got home I had numerous things to do, so I just wedged in a 15 minute… Continue reading YoMo day 5 and day 6
YoMo day 4: What was I thinking?
I'm going to have to write a post about obstacles to home practice at some point. I encountered several today - baking bread, taking down the Christmas tree, checking email, and so forth. So my practice time was abbreviated, which revealed a flaw in my stated YoMo intentions. It's no big deal to do one… Continue reading YoMo day 4: What was I thinking?
YoMo day three: Honoring my intentions
So far so good on practicing Upavistha Konasana (wide angle) and Supta Virasana (reclining hero) every day. Well, yeah, it's only the third day, but still, I'm happy about it. This morning's practice was more energetic than I've been doing recently. I can finally do some sort of Adho Mukha Svanasana (down dog) version regularly,… Continue reading YoMo day three: Honoring my intentions
YoMo day two: Restoring with my friends
I didn't get up early to practice. Instead, several friends came over in the early afternoon, and we did a restorative practice together. We held all poses for a long time. The ten-minute Savasana (corpse) was excellent. The length of my Savasana makes a difference in how I feel after any practice, i.e., not just… Continue reading YoMo day two: Restoring with my friends
YoMo – January is Yoga Practice Month in Lawrence
I've been busy the last couple of days, getting YoMo materials organized. Last January I did WoYoPracMo, or World Yoga Practice Month. You sign up online to commit to practicing yoga every day for the whole month. WoYoPracMo was quite successful, and the organizers decided to do it every month. For me, that wasn't, hmm, compelling… Continue reading YoMo – January is Yoga Practice Month in Lawrence