Just finished 45 min Shiva Flow. Lovely yoga class, we did not do hip openers, but at the end I tried to do lotus and for a moment I was in it without much effort, until the leg beneath slid off my thigh. Maybe it is also a matter of how relaxed you are.
Yesterday evening I did a 10 min guided meditation via yt, You inspired me here ;) I do meditate, but not regularly (although I dream away a lot into nothingness :) Will follow that link you sent here too AImée.
Yay! -->"although I dream away a lot into nothingness"
Dreaming into nothingness is good! :)
Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday!
This morning I went to dance class. It's like an afro-latin cardio dance class. I loved it! ;D)
40 min walking/with the running more than usual, listening to an interview with Mantak Chia, very interesting about qi gong, taichi, martial arts, yoga, etc.
25 min of a 45min back bending yoga class that seemed to do mainly Surya namaskars (I was bored…) - so switched to a 15 min pranavayu class Elevate, focused on neck/head/shoulder/upper body which was perfect :)
Don't know the lyrics, but just because it's Sunday and it sounds happy:
Was the interview done by Ian Mcnay? I think there was one interview I wanted to watch of Mantak on Conscious TV (Ian Mcnay's show).
At one point, some years ago, I was thinking about doing a darkroom retreat with Mantak. But I never did it. Too expensive & too far. But still sounds very interesting to me.
Hi Everyone! :) Today's exercise will be a Congolese dance class at 12:30. I'm looking forward to it. I really like the teacher's style & energy.
The class is a little like this...
It's a podcast via iTunes, one of the interviews (by Lama Tantrapa) on 'BTR: The Secrets of Qigong Masters | Blog Talk Radio' released on 04-08-'09. I had it for some time in my library and chose this to listen to during my walk/run. Now it inspired me again to do more meridian qigong; once I practiced the whole sequence daily and after 3 months was free of all symptoms while I wasn't on any special diet at the time. Things Mantak Chia said about Qi made sense about that.
I loved the Celeste-Flower Chakra meditation btw :) Did it before going to sleep and had a very good night's sleep.
- you must be feeling your upper legs Aimée! Once had a class of this style (kind of) and all was with holding the legs bend, but it is such fun!
--Ah, I'm so glad the video was relaxing for you. I feel the same. It really relaxes me.
--Here is a link to the Mantak retreat I was thinking of taking:
Maybe on day I'll go. :)
--My left hip is really bugging me. :( When I dance too much, I get some sort of bursitis thing happening. It's such a bummer. Because if that didn't catch up to my craziness, I would just keep dancing like crazy for as long as I could. But when I take too many classes back to back (classes that are very intense & fast), it catches up with me. This time I'm going to try a lot of hip stretching & rest when needed, to counter balance the bursitis symptoms.
Hello Amanda! :) Your numbers look great!
Hope you are having fun on this beautiful Monday.
The days keep flying! :)
30 min Standing Pose Sequence for Strength, yoga class. I thought let's take it easy today…but this was a quite sweaty half hour!
Tai chi-24 forms to harmonize the qi flow in the body. Today I'll study some meridian qigong to take it up again this week.
Will have a green pineapple/banana smoothie for breakfast :)
Have a lovely Monday!
Sita, when is your birthday? :)
Yes, we must know of any Birfdays! They don't all register now in the sidebar, I think because of our plethora of members.
Luv, I wonder if dance might figure at all in your future beyond your personal fitness. I bet you'd be a great teacher as it's obviously in your blood!
Had an ultra bizzy past few days, what with family (since departed) and a 20hr safety class over the weekend.
Sand Beachball play
50 min Yoga and Splitting (including your recommended technique, B. I can clasp my paws in prayer already, but am a good 4-5 inches off the ground in both front and side splits still. But I'll keep at it, and if you have any more ideas or links to a vid with whose ideas you do agree, pls pass it on.
Fri: 25m yoga/splits
Sat: Nuffin but sittin' on my tuffin
Sun: Not much more other than a couple fun team search n rescue exercises
back at it with 20m Yoga
bike ride to park
Tabata sprints of 8x: 30on/10off; 20/10; 10/10; and 5/10--16 min total, broken by more
successfully moved on to step 9 of the ab series
hit 20 reps twice on my right leg for the one leg SQ braced on a basketball, counterweighted. less flexible left leg needs more time to catch up.
finished with splitting; the bound king pigeon was a bit easier
Ha! of the day:
I checked out some items at the library, whose electronic gate beeped at me on the way out. There's always a bored security guard present there who somewhat lackadaisically decided to check my items. But when I pulled out my proof-of-receipt, it tore into 3 pieces like a puzzle. Not wanting to mess with it, the guard just said I was ok to go.
I responded: "Why, because I've proven my ineptitude as a criminal?"
He started laughing so hard, he had to cover his face!
Always nice to brighten someone's day :D
20 min Madhur Flow for a warming up to prepare for an other advanced yoga class
10 min rebounding (not exciting, but it gave a nice sweat)
31 min Radical Flow, the advanced class - I could do all the binds! And did the tripod-headstand with a wall supporting, but could pull up into it and go down again into the crow. That felt so amazing :) Oh, I guess my neck problem is gone! Forgot all about it :) And also….ended with a full lotus, held it longer than before with ease, thanks to the intense class.
He-he….well, my birthday is in a few days: this Saturday. It was a long long time ago :) Ok, here it is: 1954. How about yours and WL's? I don't celebrate it like most people do, but enjoy it very much by being away if possible, going somewhere nice, having a fun day :)
Yes, it feels good to make someone laugh WL :) I had it the other day in the elevator. Someone ran to the open door to get in before it closed and I suddenly stretched out my leg (like in karate) to put my foot before the sensor, so he could get in. All the people inside the elevator bursted into laughing! - Didn't know it was funny, but it felt good, especially because it was in a hospital :)