Wow! So cool that you have that tire!
That's a long trip and a short visit, Aimée. Guess you'll have to go another time again to see more :)
WL I forgot which style of martial arts you do, is it only kick boxing or also shao lin like styles?
This morning I did:
62 min The Dual Nature of Grace yoga class, with plenty of time in back bends and also in hanuman asana. It's nice to deepen the poses with your breath and more attention, without having to rush into the next one.
This time I was more aware about the intention of the class. Here's the text that describes it:
The universe is infinitely supporting you. The revelatory power of Grace, the power which wakes you up to your Highest Self, comes in infinite forms. Sometimes Grace feels gentle and sweet. This is called Anugraha. Other times Grace pushes us and throws us in to a profound awakening. This energy is called Kripa. In every case, you are held by Grace's current. When you remember this, you grow.
Sita- I have that class saved as a bookmark. I still want to do the full class. It sounds like something I would really resonate with. I watched part of it, but I have to dedicate some time to it & give it 100 percent.
Today I am at Whole Foods all day meeting with friends and working on my laptop. The bird that is stuck here is still here. I've been working to set it free, along with a few others. None of us has had any luck. I'm worried for the little bird. If the people that want to set him free can't do it, then the store has to hire someone (a company) that will more than likely exterminate him. :(
He's been here for almost 3 months now. So I think the store has reached its limit. Since it violates health codes.
The good news is, it was nice to see that the store management cared. And they allowed me & others to try to rescue the bird. It was also nice to see that many people wanted to see the bird set free. All of that is positive news.
PS, I'm not sure if the bird is a he or she. ;) I'm, just calling it a he. But I think it maybe be a she. I'm looking up Sparrows on the internet. The pics of females look more like the little bird we have here.
What are Sparrows' fave foods? I wonder if you put some out after hours would it come down to feed. But whatever happens to little lady, you've given it your best effort.
Sita, I've actually been taking part in 3 separate martial arty classes. 1. One is more informal in nature, with some useful defensive combos, and occasional nunchuck work. 2. The kickboxing is more aerobic/dancey with plenty of punches and kicks. 3. The most formal style is tang soo do, a more grounded, precise relative of the high-flying Taekwondo.
Play: running and jumping day (distances approximate)
10x 10 yd sprint starts
4x 100 yd sprints
1x 800 yd
mixed with long jumps and vertical jumps.
A few cartwheels.
Not even what felt like a bee sting slowed me down!
Yesterday there was no time in the morning, so I skipped a workout. This morning:
61 min Light-hearted Vinyasa Flow. All feels opened up, it made a full lotus possible after class :)
Aimée, you're right, one has to dedicate time to do yoga for a 100 percent. If I just would go to bed earlier, then I'd do yoga at 6:00 a.m. so it won't matter if I have a busy day after that.
- I hope the bird will be rescued!
Interesting classes in martial arts, Shifu WL. All in all you have such a variety in workouts! Running, jumping, CC, yoga, qigong, playgrounds, tires etc. :) If I hadn't myopia to slow down my reactions, i think I'd do more martial arts too.
Bee sting? Yikes!
:) Hi Sita!: Yes, it's all about priorities & making a choice. I have so man things that I love, that I am drawn to do. Sometimes I need to be more clear with myself & say "Aimee! It's Ok. Just Choose. No worries. Enjoy your choice fully."
:) Hi WL!: We tried giving it yummy bird food. But it is LOADED with food because it's trapped in a cafeteria! ;D) (*laughing*) It's not going for any of our tricks, traps, or food because it lives in an all-you-can-eat environment. Food is everywhere! ;) But I will keep trying. What have a got to lose?
:) Hello All Beloved Beings!: This is the scoop for today.... 4:50PM ZUMBA CLASS! I can't believe my ears & eyes! I am so excited! And before that, I have a sunbathing session at 2:30PM & I will do a bit of stretching & an inversion board session before that. Oo la la... it's going to be nice. Today will be bliss. ;)
I'm also considering adding an Osho meditation to my weekly schedule: (I might try it on Monday morning & see how I feel about it.)
Here is a link with more INFO.
UPDATE: Holy moly. I just got home from Zumba. That was amazing & intense! So much fun, but I was so out of shape -- I was foaming at the mouth! (*laughing*) I was dancing my a** off. But I was working like crazy to keep the intensity & pace. I haven't been to dance class in almost a year! (The knee injury put me out for 6 months & the rest was just weather induced laziness or lack of interest.) Nothing like throwing oneself back in the mix to see what happens (*laughing*). ;D) I'll be back again to torture myself (I mean tickle myself :)) for the next 3 Fridays. I have a class card! (*evil hands rubbing*)
Just a quick post...
Sounds like fun, Aimée! Exhausting too :D in a nice way.
This morning I did:
60 min Hip and Hamstrings Flexibility, a Pranavayu class. Still working on the lotus :) It's not a sweaty class at all, lately I find myself preferring classes that make me feel totally warmed up.
Having a large green banana/pineapple smoothie now for breakfast ;) Plan for today and tomorrow is clearing more clutter again.
Have a wonderful weekend all!
1hour 22min Guided-Ashtanga-Half-Primary series. Working hard, but it was not that exhausting as some time ago :)
Reward: 1.75 liter green banana/pineapple smoothie :)
There's a great documentary (to see for members) about Ashtanga yoga on MYO. A superb demonstration with detailed info on the specific benefits of the poses. Before it starts, you see the yogi practicing at home, his daughter plays beside him and finds something interesting:
Sita you are on a roll! ;D) I love all the yoga & smoothies you are having fun with. Your life sounds so juicy & free-flowing. ;)
Yes, that Zumba class was a bit exhausting. I'm feeling some delayed soreness from it. (Even in my back & feet.)
Hello Glorious Divine Living Beings! ;D)
I posted my Sunday blog post for the week. Check it out if you like: BLOG LINK
Yesterday was about 6 hours of clearing out 3 closets & rearranging things. I definitely felt active all day. (Plus a bit sore from Friday's workout.)
Today will be some walking around town & maybe a trip to the park with friends. Nice & easy, enjoying the sunny weather.
Have a great Sunday!
Yesterday cleaned the house too, moved some things in the garage.
25 min Shiva Street yoga class, just right to ease some muscle pain from yesterday. The knees appreciated it that I left them alone :) Lotus will come in time, I believe now.
7 min taichi 24-forms
10 min meridian qigong
Thanks Aimée, yes I feel happy with the time I have right now, that makes life more free-flowing :)
Will catch up with your blog!
I'm reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed at the moment (tonight I woke up and couldn't sleep, so read 2 hours more), and although it is totally different from the PCT, I'd love to walk a part of the trail to Santiago de Compostela one day! I might need a cart for the bananas :D