I’ll admit. Day nine was not my strongest day in this challenge. I woke up this morning and finished my most recent blog post, and then I headed off to work. I got back home around 7:30 and very unwillingly headed to the gym. I did half hour on the bike and then decided to just do my yoga practice in the back of the gym, rather than when I got home. (At home, I still had to shower, make and eat dinner, then write this very blog post, before my early bedtime thanks to a 5 am alarm set tomorrow morning.) ANYWAY, all whining aside, I did a solid 15 minute flow in the back of the gym including some extra work-outs.
30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day Nine
I did a shortened version of yesterday’s no-video yoga practice. Lucky, it was pretty slow in the gym tonight, so I didn’t have to worry about being in anyone’s way. Forward fold felt amazing after a long day running around the store, but halfway lift felt even better. Something about squeezing my shoulder blades together in that pose is very pain-relieving. I also threw in a couple sets of 15 crunches, some lower leg lifts, and some pelvic lifts while laying on my back before I went into the supine figure 4 stretches. Gotta work on those abs sometime, right?
- Did not love using the mats at the gym and definitely avoided putting my face on mine altogether.
- Doing lunges in sneakers felt dumb, but they made down dog feel easier?!
- I prooooomise (to myself) that I’ll spend an entire hour tomorrow doing a wonderfully mind-cleansing and body-stretching sequence at home. It’s a long time coming.
- Still: 15 minutes at the gym is better than 0 minutes.
Namaste and see you tomorrow!
Disclaimer: I am so so so so so not even close to being a medical professional and the same goes for being a professional yoga instructor. All I’m doing is journaling my personal experiences regarding my physical health and my yoga practice, please do not follow any of this instead of going to a physician yourself. I do not believe YouTube is a substitution for true medical care, but can be a supplement to what you and your doctor decide what’s best for you!