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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga-Nut-Wanna-Be

I am continuing to enjoy my Tuesday night yoga class. LoveHubbie comes too, which is fun. It is a small and peaceful class with just a few students and the most wonderful yoga teacher on the planet, my friend Shannon.

It has been my desire to develop a personal practice, though. I've attempted this in the past and as of yet have never did successful. But I like yoga so much that I continue to try.

And as per the advice of Patti the Yoga Nut, I did the child pose earlier today to help cope with a nasty migraine. I'm going to spend some time tonight following a yoga tape, too. I love yoga, and want to be calm enough inside to be able to do it. I can do it if I'm being led by an instructor, but when I do it alone, I have no sense of time, and it provokes anxiety as I try to hold the poses for more than a second or two and keep my mind calm. So I'm hoping that the tape will simulate the class environment.

UPDATE: Having a yoga tape and being determined to make the time does the trick for me. I enjoyed myself!

~Picture by LoveHubbie Mark

I'm looking forward to a relaxing evening :)


couragetocreatewriteandlove said...

I love yoga.
Best therapy, best way of meditation, my body and mind love it, simply the best.

Olivia said...

I am learning to love it, Carmen, which is a lifestyle change I so welcome. Aloha, O

Annie Z said...

I too have always loved it yoga, but have always had to give it up because of my knees. Despite trying several times. Last week, I went back to a more gentler yoga class again. Sure enough, my knees. But in a different way. I am hoping Curves workouts will have helped. I will persist. I felt so good afterwards within myself.

Olivia said...

So do I, Annie. Today will be my fourth day of yoga. I'm just doing what I can. Aloha, XXXO, O