Posts Tagged ‘Ardha-Chandrasana’

Day 101 – Tight

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana Part 2 8/10/10

Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana Part 2 8/10/10

I know, what should I expect?  I haven’t been to Yoga for awhile, so, of course, I am not going to be Ms. Flexible, but I was really tight and one thing I have started to notice is that I hold a lot of energy and stress in my neck.  I have a massage on Thursday, so hopefully that will work some of that out.

Today’s pose is Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana Part 2 – the back bending part is the part 2 portion.  I cannot help but look at the size of my ass in this pose.  Of course, in the yoga room, I cannot see my ass, but I mean in this photo within this pose – need help with ridding myself of the love handles.

I love this pose, I feel like I have really advanced in it and think I can advance further with more consistent practice which I haven’t done.

Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana Part 2 8/10/10

Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana Part 2 8/10/10

I was talking to my neighbor the other day.  She’s in her mid-70s or so and I was looking at her hands and they were so deformed, my guess would be from arthritis and I thought to myself, “I’ve gotta keep the yoga up!”  Honestly, I really don’t want my hands to get that way.  And the thing is, my neighbor is so active.  She’s like my mom – the energizer bunny and then some.

Today’s teacher was Maria.  Maria arrived late, so Conk started the class.  As much as I love Maria, I really love Conk and his voice and his final savansana.  He has an awesome one.  He leaves me with this feeling where I just want to run up and hug him and kiss him.  Not sexually, but more like a little girl that’s excited and grateful.

I need to go through one of his classes soon, that’s for sure.  I am going to try to go tomorrow, but I am anxious about getting a headache.  I am hoping that I can drink enough water today to try and combat the headache I get – although I am not quite sure if it is a dehyrdation headache.

I have a conference call in 12 minutes, so I need to jet and  be prepared for it.  Hope everyone is well.  Namaste.

Day 100 – Late and a Bad Spot

Monday, August 30th, 2010
Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana 8/10/10

Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana 8/10/10

I walked into class today during the second set of beginning breathing.  Not cool.  What was even not cooler was the fact that all the spots in the front of the room were taken.  Ugh.  So I went to the back and found a spot so that I could at least see myself in the mirror.

And then some jackass came in after me and put their mat right in front of me and stood right in front of me.  Who does that?  Who is that inconsiderate?  And believe me there was plenty of room to find a spot where she didn’t have to be right in front of me.  And I would have given her the benefit of the doubt for walking in late and being flustered and putting her mat and body right in front of me – rather than 12 inches to the left or right – but when she had time to settle down, she still didn’t budge!

Other than the beginning of class, it went well.  I do not know the name of today’s instructor – although I have had her before.  I like her very much – her voice is sometimes very babyish but I like the soothing effect it has on me and I also like the amount of time that she takes in postures and in savansana.

Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana 8/10/10

Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana 8/10/10

Today’s pose is Half Moon Pose or Ardha-Chandrasana.  I don’t care for the pictures of this one ever because my hips are always a little bit off because I don’t have a mirror to look at to balance them when I am taking photos for the website.

I was feeling poorly in this pose for the last few weeks, but felt good in it today, so I am pleased with the adjustment there.

I’ve been talking to my doctor through e-mail about my digestion and have been telling him about how a drink I drink after yoga really helps.  It’s called Shakeology®.  A friend of mine introduced it to me when I told her about my pooping problems.

It comes in two flavors – chocolate and green berry.  Shakeology® has protein, essential amino acids, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients and a daily dose of vitamins and minerals.

I didn’t drink it consistently from the start, but now I do and I just told Bill the other day that I think I feel worse when I don’t have it.  And I honestly do.  Moreover, my dumps have increased again to two a day, which I am more than pleased about.

I mentioned to my doc how frustrated I was about my weight loss this year and he said, “This year you have the disadvantage that you are not thyrotoxic, so your metabolism has slowed down.  But muscle mass will not yet have fully recovered, so in fact, for your age and weight, it’s likely that the resting metabolism is actually still slow.  Easy enough to measure, if we need to.”

I see him in October.  We will be discussing.  Fucking thyroid disease.