A perfect morning: nowhere to be, open windows, rainy skies, and a purring kitty. I woke up at my own pace this morning and unrolled my yoga mat up in my room to start my day with some sun salutations. Even though it was grey and gloomy outside, I had it set in my mind that I wanted to start my first weekend day during my yoga 30 day challenge with the classic flow.
30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day Four
This video was definitely a little tougher than the other ones I’ve done so far. I don’t know if it was because I was straight out of bed and there wasn’t any breath work or slow stretches to prep me for the faster flow, but I definitely struggled a bit to keep up at first. I liked it, though, and plan to maybe include this video as part of a regular practice. It was pretty nice to stretch up in my room, too, rather than down in the living room.
One of the things I was most excited about when we moved into our new house was that it was three bedrooms — one for our room, one for my husband, Mark’s game room, and one for me! I have it set up with a TV, my game systems, my dresser, lots of bookshelves for my toys and craft stuff, and hopefully soon, a desk! There is juuust enough space to squeeze in my mat between my comfy floor cushion and my TV stand.
A lot of times on the weekend, I wake up with a headache. I tend to stay up later and I sleep more soundly knowing I don’t have to wake up at 5 am, so when I do get up for the day, I’m stiff and creaky. I can usually shake it, but this short little routine from Sarah Beth is a great stretch to help get rid of any morning headaches caused by my tired neck and shoulder muscles. I’ve done the video so many times, I don’t need to even play it to go through the routine, but thought I’d include it in this morning to share with everyone!
- Heading to the gym right after this! After this first week is through, I plan to start including more shoulder-focused weight exercises. I want limber muscles, but I want strong ones, too.
- Upward facing dog is not fun for me at this point. I’ll get there.
- In that video from Tim, he mentions his Spotify playlist to go along with the videos. Love it! Here’s the link.
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!