hello people! :) Here i am again, blogging. Nothing new though, just random scribblings and thoughts that has been running in my head lately.
The yoga high is definitely wearing off and some experiences has definitely already worn off.
Of late, yoga classes have been more of a routine rather than a challenge and y’all should know that i am a sucker for challenges by now. And when things come to a routine… i get bored.
Anyhoo, i was a little intrigued by this class called acro yoga but knowing my leg injuries, i don’t think it’s advisable to dive straight up high just yet. But somehow when i tried to implement a few poses related to acro in my vinyasas i realize how easy acro yoga actually is. I guess its time to learn other styles because repetitive asanas gets boring.
On another note, i realized that my classes often ends up well if i start it off well and be better prepared just before class rather than tip-toeing in late, panting, disturbing others while meditating and carelessly spill water on my mat while taking a sip before class.
Let me share with you my small moment of victory from yesterday’s class. Comparing to a year ago, i probably was doing the dandasana wrong. I am definitely not as confident with the vrischikasana and mayurasana. And i dont take pride in meditation.
Yesterday, all i felt was this is a little too easy for me.
I guess that moment deserves to be celebrated :) and i must thank all the support and encouragement by my fellow yogimates :) namaste, om shanti.
Alrighty now, let’s go forth.
Plank – Chaturanga – Push up – Chaturanga Dandasana with One leg up
For those out there with super duper weak arms (like me)… Here’s how to torture yourself for a better, toner, stronger and sexier arms.
I stole zome Zuzanna (from Bodyrock) pics because she is super SEXEH and her pics are awesome to basically highlight my points :p
Do 1-5 without stopping to rest :D
1. Balance in a plank pose, ensuring your body is in one straight line, hips parallel to the floor. Count from 1- 15 :)
2. Move your elbows down towards chaturanga. Elbows should be close to your body, 90 degrees parallel to the floor. (Zuzanna’s pose is different here because she is doing a normal push up instead of a chaturanga(google up if you want to be sure of how it looks like). Your body should be forward and not backwards like zuzanna. Ensure that your body maintains that one straight line) Count from 1-15 :)
3. PLANK PUSH UP! 10 times please :) Remember, elbows should always be 90 degrees off the floor.
4. Next, Lift One Leg up and go to Chaturanga Dandasana/push up with one leg up. Alternate between legs. 5 reps each side.
5. Fall gracely on the ground and feel your arms burn!
ALL THE BEST! This is by far… the most torturous workout for my arms. EVAR.
For yogis out there having trouble going up to the headstand, try a muktha hasta sirsasana instead.
This posture is (seriously) easier to achieve than the headstand and helps you get the confidence to do the headstand! :)
tip :: try to focus on your palms pressing hard on the floor. Use your core muscles to lift your legs up :) do not focus on your head or thinking about balancing. just press your hands on the floor and squeeze your stomach and core muscles :)