Today was a great day. The weather could not have been better. It was not too hot and it was sunny. I woke up tired from watching Netflix until 2 AM but I was determined to tackle my list of adventures.
Zencaytion – Day 2
I started at 7AM with Sun Salutations in McDaniel’s Farm Park near my home. I took my tripod so I could capture the ambiance of the park. The trail is a little under a mile and it has a couple of small bridges, hills and ponds.
The poses I chose came randomly. I decided to live in the moment and go with the flow. I hope you enjoy them (see below). I arrived back home around 8:30. I showered and got ready for a a quick 1 mile run before my Hot Power I class at Red Hot Yoga in Alpharetta. Class starts at 10AM and lasts for 90 minutes. Monica, instructor, loves to challenge us. This weekend I was able to get deeper in my lizard, pigeon and double pigeon poses. Unfortunately I was not able to capture pictures after class.
I was drenched and starving, surviving only on a grande vanilla latte from Starbuck’s and a Roots and Juices cold pressed carrot, ginger and watermelon drink. I rushed home and made lunch which consisted of minced turkey meat, brussel sprouts and sweet potato. And of course a tall 16 oz mason jar full of apple cider vinegar and water.
So from around 1PM to about 4 PM I vegged on the couch and watched Netflix. Think I might have dozed off a couple of times. This is what you do on Zencaytion 😜.
It was approaching time to leave for my last yoga class of the day at Decatur Yoga and Pilates. I am going to make the most of my 30 day unlimited pass with them. Hannah was teaching the 6PM class again tonight and I thought she did a pretty good job yesterday.
No traffic today so I arrive 45 minutes early. I sat in the car planning out my 4th of July travel. I checked in on their iPad at the front desk, setup and waited for class to start. There were only 10 of us today. Hannah had a little more sun salutations this class as opposed to yesterday. That was cool, just meant I had to work hard – LOL.
I was able to advance in two poses with Hannah. I am so looking forward to be able to perform a handstand and full wheel pose. The poses below are preparing my body for them.
The dolphin pose is setting my body up for a handstand. I need to gain strength in my forearms so that I can hold my weight up and not on my head.
I am so proud of myself. I am actually holding myself up with my arms and core and balancing on the crown of my head. Soon I will be able to move into the full wheel pose. Each class I am getting stronger and more flexible. I can’t wait to see where I will be at the end of my 35 days of a better Mimi.
Here are a couple of other things I learned today:
- If you have to re-adjust your feet when moving from downward dog to high plank, your stance is too short.
- In high plank you need to make sure your upper back is raised.
- When going into wheel and bridge pose, your elbows need to face inward and not flare outward
AM Sun Salutations