At your center, in the eye of your storm you have the ability to reach out in any direction, mastering your thoughts and emotions, and your life in every moment ~ Unknown
This morning I woke up early. Like an hour early. I had a stomach ache and then couldn’t get back to sleep. I didn’t feel like doing my entire yoga routine at 5am though. But I did do all the pranayama exercises (4 purifications, ujjayi, brahmari, dirgha rechak and purak), and then a 10 minute meditation (just a timed one, not a guided one and not the Trust meditation with the 21 OM’s either – didn’t want to wake anyone up at 5am!).
When I got home today I did the routine I did up for my Week 4 of my yoga series about ‘Radiating’ (from the centre).
The warm ups I had for this class is: neck rolls, side stretch, wrist and ankle rotations, hip circles and shoulder circles.
I started with 3 rounds of sun salutations to warm up ⇒ Warrior 2 ⇒ Standing 1/2 Moon ⇒ Warrior 2 ⇒ Mountain ⇒ Warrior 3 ⇒ Mountain ⇒ Warrior 3 ⇒ Goddess ⇒ Tree (both sides) ⇒ Goddess ⇒ Malasana ( Squat) (or forward fold to squat) ⇒ Tiger ⇒ knees/chest/chhin ⇒ locust (warm up and full) ⇒ Child’s pose ⇒ Thunderbolt to Dandasana ⇒ Boat pose ⇒ Wide Legged Seated Forward Fold ⇒ Fish pose (full or supported) ⇒ 1 leg wind releasing ⇒ Wind releasing ⇒ Happy Baby ⇒ Shavasana
The meditation I have for this class is a mantra meditation: breathe in and think Ì am, breathe out and think a positive word: like strong, happy, confident, content etc
This weekend we`re going to be learning the rest of our supine and inversion postures this weekend, and at the end of the day on Sunday we’re going to be having a holiday party! Oh, and the anatomy midterm will be on Saturday from 10-11am…Yikes! Time to do some more review! 🙂