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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 39 – Tight

Monday, March 1st, 2010
Hands to Feet Pose 2/22/10

Hands to Feet Pose 2/22/10

So I was in the middle of class this morning and realized that  I shouldn’t post late on Saturday nights because I said that the Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose was the final pose in Bikram yoga postures’ half moon series.  Wow.  That was inaccurate.  So I then threw around ideas of how I would correct that in the blog.  And I finally decided I would just continue on, offering the final posture in the half moon series today instead and maybe I will skip Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose when it comes up.

So today’s pose is hands to feet pose.  Unfortunately, I haven’t advanced much in this pose either due to the “Pop, pop, pop” episode as well.  I also find it difficult to get my forehead touching my knees or shins in this posture, as the instructor often tells us to do.  Well, actually, I have only heard that out of a male instructor and I think the reason for that is that he doesn’t have boobs.  There just isn’t a way to get your forehead to your knees or shins when you have boobs, unless you don’t want to advance in the posture.

Hands to Feet Pose 1/8/10

Hands to Feet Pose 1/8/10

Today in class we were doing the final breathing and in between the first and second set, Steve mentioned something about avoiding “wind stitches”.  I was perplexed and wondered if I heard him right.  But, I caught him after class, and sure enough, it is “wind stitches” – so how many of you know what those are?  He sort of explained them, but it was more visual, so I’m not able to repeat it here, so Google to the rescue.  OMG.  Google doesn’t have anything!  WOW.  Well, anyway, it was similar to little cramps that run horizontally across your tummy.  Not sure if that makes sense.