Sunday yoga: Day 4 on Monday!

Okay okay, so I’m late again! It’s not my fault, I spent my weekend re-decorating my room, preparing it for the new year and my room was a hot mess. I had absolutely no time to do yoga on Sunday. It smelled of paint and my yoga stuff was thrown in a pile of somethings and everything. So I just finished my session and now I’m sharing it with you. I’m also debating whether I just want to start doing each session consecutively every night and post them on Sundays or just leave it as is. I’m not sure yet, let me know what you guys think.

So this week, I can’t believe I’m even into it this far already but it’s day four! Day four focuses on the back–stretching it and relieving any tension which is great after moving furniture around and painting my room. It’s like Adrienne knew I’d get motivated to change my room around this weekend. So here it is Day 4 (also, you can see that I’m starting to get the hang of posting the actual video and embedding it properly…I’m happy right now)

Okay, so let me share my experience with you!

Before my session:

To be honest, I’ve been feeling lazy AF! I don’t know if it’s because of the weather or because I feel like hibernating but I haven’t actually been working out as much, I go for walks everyday for a few hours but that’s about it. I have been having difficulties with breathing and feeling faint so I haven’t been wanting to go full out with them. I’m planning to go see the doctor soon just because it got pretty bad the other day at the mall. Aside from feeling off, I also was super exhausted from painting my room and moving furniture around in my room. I had a few tight spots in the lower back/glute area.

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During my session:

I wanted to quit! Those tight spots were really getting to me, but I kept going and focused on being more gentle towards those areas but still getting a good stretch. Breathing was definitely better and I didn’t find myself feeling faint. It felt really nice to do this, especially those downward dogs released tightness in my calves.

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After my session:

I felt good. I definitely think I need to stretch a lot more frequently. I do love the feeling of being so stretched out and elongating that spine. I plan to spend most of my week in school next semester and volunteering so I want to make sure that my spine doesn’t lose strength and stays healthy. Plus I love feeling taller even if I’m still only 5’0 ft.

Something random:

If anyone has any tips of yoga wear for a noob that would be great!

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Sunday Yoga: Forgetting what you know (Day 3)

I know, I know I’m a little late with my Sunday Yoga. I got super busy today since I spent most of the day cleaning the house so that my mom won’t have to do much. Her birthday is tomorrow and I want to just make sure she has nothing to do at home but just sit back and relax.

Anyway, Day 3 already. I’m actually really happy I’m making this part of my routine. I’m slowly incorporating yoga movements after my workout to really stretch out tight spots like my shoulders and calves. I’m loving it. I have gotten a bit lazier with my workouts because it’s cold out and I’m not a big fan of running outside in the cold. Here’s the video for this week, Adrienne talks about forgetting what we know about yoga but I really really like how yoga just makes you focus on your body and mind and nothing else. (For some reason, I’m having issues posting the videos on here so here’s the link Yoga with Adrienne: Day 3)

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Yes, I’m cheating with some of my images. I didn’t get a chance to take any videos or photos for this weeks post. I’m trying to figure out this whole new layout. I’ve also decided to keep this post super brief, I haven’t had  much time to go over my list these past few days.

Before my session: 

I was super tired because I spent most of my morning cleaning and doing errands, so that my momma doesn’t have to do anything for her birthday. I did feel a little tense, I’ve been waking up still feeling tense and tight. I don’t know if it has to do with the colder temperatures.

During my session:

Loved it. Loved it. There was a focus on core and her theme of the day was “forgetting what we know” about yoga. I think that was cool because sometimes I think yoga is really hard especially since I can’t do many of the “cool” moves. I injured myself when I was younger so my back tends to be quite tight and also my calves can get really tight probably because of when I had my club feet fixed as a kid. I don’t know why I’m always so tense and tight. Anyway, I really loved this session because it really made me shake and work on areas I didn’t think that I would be so weak. I work out a lot and I’ve seen some improvement but clearly, there is still so much I need to work on (cough * upper body * cough).

After my session:

Good. I feel good. Until next week!

 

(Saturday) Yoga: Day Two

Okay, so while you’re reading this, I’m actually not home, I’m at TedxSFU. I knew that I wouldn’t have time in the morning for my yoga session, so I decided to do it on Saturday and have it scheduled to upload while I’m gone for the day. It’s another dark day in Vancouver but honestly, I am quite enjoying it. I’m definitely trying to appreciate things a lot more. There is a lot of bad and terrifying things happening in our world that the little things that we stress about don’t even compare but that’s not what I want to talk about. This morning when I woke up, I felt blessed because I’m here and I want to spread my happiness, positivity and just smile at people. We definitely need more of that.

Before I start off, I definitely do want to say that I think that after I finish this 30 day experiment, I want to do yoga every other day. I definitely think that doing it once a week is good because I’m trying to ease into it but I definitely enjoy these 30 minutes of focusing on my body.

So here is day two:

(for some reason, the link directs itself to this main page, sorry! I will try to fix it)

Before my session:

I definitely woke up needing a good stretch. I’m an awful sleeper. I’ve been going to bed with really bad headaches and I get them a lot more frequently throughout the day too. Anyway, I’ve noticed that I find half of my pillows and blankets on the floor. So this means, I’m probably been having some restless nights. Even though I woke up a little achy, I woke up quite happy. Today is one of my best friends birthday and I don’t get to see her much because life. She’s always the one person who always told me to stretch out after a work out, so I feel proud that I am. It’s also a good thing that day two is “stretch & soothe”, I definitely need it.

During my session:

Basically, I had an “OMG” session. I know I’m always tense but I didn’t know that I was tense all over. I felt every nook and cranny in my body catch on fire. It was an odd but quite satisfying feeling. Though I had to take it easy at some point because a few months ago, I bumped my funny bone and it still tends to hurt every once in awhile.

After my session:

Sweaty and stretched out. I had to use a lot of my body and even though I work out, I thought transitions would be easy but nope, I was wrong. I did feel great after though. I definitely feel so elongated after I do yoga. I like that feeling. For my final breathe, I sprayed Sage’s Yoga Transition mist. I actually got this as a gift from my mom awhile back ago because I wanted the headache roller that was in the package but now I have that, the transition mist and a mat spray!

Sage Yoga Transition Mist, Yoga Anti-bacterial Spray in their little recycled yoga mat package.
Sage Yoga Transition Mist, Yoga Anti-bacterial Spray in their little recycled yoga mat package.

The playlist:

I actually didn’t play music this time. I definitely didn’t miss it though. I was too focused on not giving up and on my breathing.

I’m actually enjoying this quite a bit more than I expected. I definitely hope it helps with headaches and my body soreness and tightness.

See you next weekend! ❤