Sunday Yoga Day 15 & 16

I realized I forgot to schedule this post for last Sunday!

Honestly, I haven’t been putting in a lot of time for yoga. I have gone back to practicing my sessions sporadically because it has been a rough few weeks.

I still try to keep track of them, though!

Day 15: Half Hour Moon Practice

 

Before my session:

I was actually feeling quite nasally, congested and I had a weird cold sweat happening. I was also definitely tired from doing my weekend chores.

During my session:

There was only one thing that hit the spot today. It wasn’t even a pose or a technique, but something Adriene said, which was, “take responsibility for you”. This means a lot to me because Yoga is about reflecting, it’s about taking your time, having time for yourself to relax and meditate. As someone who never actually takes time for myself, I know that this is something I need to work on.

After my session:

Although I started off my session feeling sick, I ended the session feeling relaxed.

 

Day 16: Easy Breezy Beautiful Yoga

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Covergirl…Just kidding! I’m not bashing makeup but who needs it after feeling so good?

 

Before my session:

I did this session at night because yoga + sleep goes together like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It was a nice short session that was super relaxing.

During my session:

This definitely removed morning tension that I had. That is all I have to say.

After my session:

All I have written down for this is “Oh, so good”. I guess, I needed to go shower and lay my head on my pillow.

I know that they’re getting shorter, but for some reason, the month of December started to get really intense and stressful for me.

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Sunday Yoga Day 13 & 14

Day 13 and 14 are here! Can you believe I’m actually almost half way to 30 days of yoga?

Day 13: Endurance & Ease

I did this session in the morning because I’m cool like that. I’m definitely changing the times I do yoga. I think it gives my body an extra kick of the unexpected. Sometimes I prefer early mornings, other times I aim for noon and sometimes right before bed does the job.

Before my session:

Today, I woke up feeling great and well-rested. I hope that I stay focused on my workout and that it helps me really ease back into workout mode, which I have been lacking because of the holiday season.

During my session:

Major sweat session. I definitely got super sweaty. The poses were not that difficult, but they did really push me to go deeper.

After my session:

Core workouts, for the win!

Day 14: Mindful Hatha Yoga Workout

I decided to do this session in the evening because of the word mindful.

Before my session:

I think I ate something that messed up my stomach again. If you didn’t know, I get stomach discomfort a lot. I have been tested, but nothing really seemed to be the cause. I am on enzymes that help me break down my food better, but even they don’t always help as much as they should. I’m trying to cut out certain foods by experimenting with my meals.

During my session:

This was a short session that also caused me to sweat like Day 13. I love sessions that make me sweat. It means I’m challenging myself, clearing myself of toxins, and getting a good workout.

After my session:

For some reason, I look at my notes and the only thing I wrote after my session is that “I’m ready to party”, even though I should be getting ready for bed. I guess yoga made me feel that great.

 

Sunday Yoga Day 8: Healing & Meditation

Happy Day 8! I can’t believe I’m almost at ten days of yoga sessions. It’s amazing that I’ve kept at it, even though there have been times I want to quit.  The problem I am having is that I want to be a pro right off the bat. I know it’s not possible because it takes awhile for your body to get into it. I’m just a rusher. I want to be an expert quick.

Here’s Day 8:

 

 

Before my session:

I’m still feeling a little off ever since I had those moments of panic. I’m definitely trying my best to ensure that I don’t lose my focus.

During my session:

Okay, so there are always some poses that always make me want to quit. I thought I was an expert at squats until I tried the Malasana pose. Also, wouldn’t the word “two-legged pigeon” pose scare you a bit? I was terrified. I managed to do it, though!

After my session:

I felt good. I always do. I don’t think I ever feel worse then when I start. I enjoy my sessions because it allows me to just focus on my breathing, how I’m feeling and body movements.

So I know this has been my shortest post, I’m not getting lazy. I’ve been going through some family things that need my attention.

 

❤ Love you guys!

 

 

Sunday Yoga Day 7: Total Body

I’m so sore from Day 6 six pack abs. I woke up and I felt that in my belly. Since I decided to do my sessions consecutively, I can definitely feel the soreness, stretches, and everything in between. I think getting through the first week was the hardest because I haven’t really practiced yoga ever. I should up to a few classes in school but that was about it, I tried doing it awhile back ago but I didn’t stick to it. I think this time, I’m working on making sure I do stick to it. I hope it works out because it’s doing wonders for my back.

Before my session:

Yikes. I can definitely feel yesterdays (Day 6) ab focused yoga. I hope that this focuses on stretching that out and working on other parts of my body that need toning up.

During my session:

Okay, I think I suck at the vinyasa pose but probably not as much as how bad I think my downward dog looks. I’m actually not sure if I look like I’m doing it right. Everyone looks so pro and I think I look all schlumpy ( I know that’s not a word). I think I need to focus more on my poses because I don’t think I do some of them right. I also got super sweaty. I don’t know if that’s normal but I sure got sweaty. I also liked how we also focused on stretching out the sides of our body. I love side stretches!!

After my session:

Ready for tomorrow. I’m also going to add to my relaxation by maybe having a hot shower and putting on a face mask. I’m super stretched and feeling really good right now. OH, I also listened to music today. I listened to a Songza playlist–Relaxing Film Scores.

 

 

Sunday Yoga Day 6: Six Pack Abs

Day 6 already. I absolutely looked forward to this one because who doesn’t want to work on their core? I don’t necessarily want abs but I do want a stronger core. Adrienne was talking about how its important for the practice of yoga. I just love anything that focus on the core because I think it really helps with my back.

So here’s the video:

And here’s how I felt,

Before my session:

Excited. I woke up ready to take on the poses. I really enjoy doing these. I want to continue doing these everyday.

During my session:

Although most of these poses were less yoga and more core workouts. I really enjoyed that her main focus was to take it slow and focus on breathing and proper formation.

After my session:

Happy. I think yoga is definitely going to be a major part of my life now. I know it’ll take awhile before I can get extremely good but it’s helping me with breathing which helps my anxiety and the recent panic attacks. I know that it’ll also help me with my transition into the world of Veganism. I’m trying to work on being happier with myself, finding peace and my center. I think these baby steps will help.

If anyone else has joined in on this journey, let me know how it’s going for you!