Job Training Day Four, Yoga Revolution Day Three, and Yoga for Connection

April 17, 2018   /   byrunningwhilevegan  / Categories :  Uncategorized

Day four of my new job, which meant meeting new members of management and processing more information. I’m exhausted. I have tomorrow off, and am excited for a long run. I’ll also be making flash cards to remember important points for the job, but before that, am stoked to be able to hit the pavement, zone out and listen to some tunes.

Today, after work, I completed Yoga Revolution Day Three, Honor Practice. I was tired and ready for a nap, but I really wanted to power through a half hour on the mat. I knew if I saved this for the evening, I wouldn’t get to it, and then would be overwhelmed tomorrow with an hour of yoga and a run. As much as I wanted to bang it out before work, I could barely get out of bed, which to me was a signal from my body to let myself rest until I had to get up to get ready.

This video was a few minutes shorter than yesterday’s practice, and even though the pacing felt slower, a lot of poses were covered. It felt like a bridge between days one and two and what is coming. I love the vinyasa flows, and it can be challenging for me to slow it down and focus on the poses – as in today’s felt like strength and resistance training. The poses incorporated included: about five minutes of breathing to get centered, boat pose with twists, cat/cow to downward dog flow (planks and cobra), low lunge to runner’s lunge and lizard, chair, lunges with upper body twists, and one of my favorites for sore legs – wide legged forward fold. The last few minutes on the mat included: eye of the needle pose (or figure four pose, another one I love for a sore lower body), and pulsing for the core, before heading into corpse pose.

Since I had the mat out and I knew I was too tired for a run, I decided to try out a new video of Adriene’s! Although I’ve done most in her youtube catalog, there are still some floating around I haven’t gotten around to! Today was Yoga for Connection. The pacing of this one was a challenge for me, cause it was reeeeeallll slow with lots of focus on the breath. These are the practices in her series I generally shy away from, which of course is a reminder the things we resist are usually the things we need most, haha! I started falling asleep in reclined bound angle pose, or Supta Baddha Konasana. It feels so good for tight hips! Things picked up around the 18:00 mark, with cat cow, lunges and pigeon pose. Dolphin pose was also incorporated in this video, which was a nice treat! Things ended with child pose and closed with a kneeling pose. I would do this video again if I needed to calm down and get to sleep – I took the deepest nap after these videos today!

And now, picture of Mike and I because I think it’s weird to put up so many pics of someone who isn’t us on all these blog posts!

 

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