Good afternoon….it’s raining here. Yep…..rain…..like lots of it.
I woke up to thunder and lightning at 3:15am this morning and my first thought was:
THE KITCHEN RUG!
Which sadly had been set outside yesterday afternoon to dry and was now drenched. It has since been moved under our covered patio to get less wet until it can dry out.
My second thought was:
Turn off the run alarm…
Because I knew I had a busy day ahead of me so I was getting up 30 minutes earlier to run, but Hermine stole my run today. I may brave the dark and random leaves that roll across my path and scare me to death. I may run blind sometimes and worry that every sound is an animal coming to eat me and every person is about to stab me. But, I don’t mess with lightning.
But on to the real reason for today’s post…..Day 2 of my 30 Days of Yoga Challenge.
Today I taught yoga at CFCC and we covered the Half Series and also talked more about the Yamas and the Niyamas and how they fit into our lives. The entire time I was teaching I was having a problem with my back….not to mention that it started raining in my class during the second section! 😦
My hamstrings were also cramping up on me and my legs kept falling asleep when I was cross legged. This are all problems I’ve dealt with individually before, but never all at once. I started to panic internally and think that maybe something ominous was going on because that’s where my brain has been of late. However, I decided to Eventually I decided on two things:
- I am probably sore and stiff because I run on Friday mornings and I didn’t today, so I need to adjust my practice for this afternoon to include some poses that will work on these areas.
- My practice this weekend needs to be self-study focused.
So, today my 5 minutes will be spent doing a little series of poses I love that includes Lizard, Half Monkey, Gate, Side Plank, Pigeon, Down Dog, and repeat opposite side. And this weekend I will pick up the Gates book for each of the next three days and get back to a little inward focus.
Is your fitness routine suffering from Hermine?
What does your practice look like today?
Have you ever had a minor panic attack while teaching and kept it to yourself?
Does it rain in your house?
Did you read that Yoga helps back pain?