Here is where I’ll chronicle my WoYoPracMo. It’s a challenge that I am ready for (I think). I’ll be holding each pose for 10 deep breaths (Either Ujjayi or the three part yoga breathing).
Jan 15, 2008: We are halfway done with WoYoPracMo. I did not do a morning practice, but I did just finish my practice before my class. I opened with Sun Salutation. Next up was Half Moon and Yoga Mudra. After that I did Moon Salutation (see above). After all the Eagle talk, I did do Eagle Arms and balancing. Next I did Up Dog, Down Dog & Plank flow, holding each for 2 breathes (5 cycles) and the last cycle for 5 breathes each pose. I finished to frog pose. Practice ended up being 15 minutes long (I wasn’t taking as full of a breath as I probably should have).
Jan 14, 2008: Today was a McDonald’s Yoga DVD 15 minute practice at 3:00, just before the kids get home, with a long Shivasana at the end. Tomorrow, I plan on doing better. Hopefully a morning practice followed by a 12:30 practice before my fitness class. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.
Jan 13, 2008: This was a later in the day practice. 12:50 was the start. I did Sun Salutations and then the side series, Runner’s Stretch, Triangle, Warrior I & II Goddess and then reverse on the other side. practice was in between 10-15 minutes.
Jan 12, 2008: An 8:30 practice with “Wonderpets” on. warm-ups and Sun Salutations. I drew cards from my Yoga deck today and this is what I did (all for 10 breathes unless otherwise noted). Half Moon and Yoga Mudra. Then I alternated between Downward Dog and Up Dog. I held each pose for 2 breathes but I only did 3 cycles of each. I did two rounds og Boat. The first with hands in front and the second with hands behind my back, next was Bow for 10 breathes (5 Rounds of holding for 2 breathes). Next up was Fish and Knee Down Spinal Twist. I did Dance of the legs (Only 6 cycles though) then Spinal Twist to wrap things up. Ending time 8:55.
Jan 11, 2008: Early morning. I woke up at 4:30, laid in bed until 5:45 and decided to get up and practice Yoga. Warm-ups and then 2 rounds of Sun Salutations. The I did a flow similar to the one from the other day. I started with Runner stretch, then triangle, Warrior I & II and Goddess squat. After Goddess, I did the reverse on the other side holding all poses for 10 complete breathes. When all was done it was 6:05 am and time to jump in the shower.
Jan 10, 2008: Today I did “Nancy Ruby’s Yoga Motion” a 45 minute tape. With all these mini practices I’ve been doing, I think I am now Yoga ADD. I only got through 30 minutes of the tape. I know, I know, only 15 more minutes and it would have been done, but my tummy was talking to me rather loudly. 😀
Jan 9, 2008: Practice was a little later today. 3:10 is when I started with my warm-ups going into Sun Salutations. After that, I did a couple down dog to up dog flows. (It felt really good). Next I did another flow (holding each pose for 10 breathes). Started warrior I, then into Warrior II, Goddess squats, Warrior II then Warrior I on the other side. From there, I went down to runner stretch, front foot back to plank for 3 breathes or so, then to downward dog, back down to plank and then runner stretch on the other side, forward bend and then up. I finished with half cow. Ending time was approx 3:30.
Jan 8, 2008: Today was the same as yesterday. Since I was fresh from doing it, I was able to modify the practice so I held poses longer and rested less. It was good and relaxing.
Jan 7, 08: Today’s practice was the McDonald’s 15 Minute Yoga Dvd. I selected challenge me and stress relief. It was good. We started off with two short rounds of Sun Salutations, then Cat/dog stretches (they called it cat/cow, not sure what the difference is). Then spinal twisting and a version of pigeon (laying on back) and half knot. It finished with long shivasana.
Jan 6, 2008: You’ve guesses it, another morning practice with a child watching TV! start time 7:05. After my normal warm-ups, I start with Half Moon and then 2 rounds of Sun Salutations. After that, I sit in Bound Angel and did three rounds of Kapalabhati. Then it was time for Spinal Twist and Knee Down Spinal Twist. Ending time, 7:25.
Jan 5, 2008: Another morning practice, start time 8:05 and The Wonderpets is on the TV for the kids. As usual, Sun Salutations after warm-ups. I pulled some cards for stretching. I chose Yoga Mudra (it felt great), Half Moon, Bound Angle, Hero, Sphinx/Cobra, and the fish. Little Man joined my on most of the poses. I tried to hold them for at least 10 breathes, but that didn’t always happen. End time, Approx. 8:25. Also, before practice, I did Mom squats, picking the Cheerios up off the floor LOL! 😀
Jan 4, 2008: This morning was another early morning practice, start time 6:45. As usal, I started with some warm-ups of dog/cat and some hip circles from table pose. In case you haven’t noticed a theme, I did sun salutations, only 1 round this time. My sister had given me a yoga deck for Christmas a couple of years ago, so I started pulling poses to do. The first pose pulled, chair. I hold that for 10 breathes (Three part yoga breathing, I can’t remember/spell the Sanskrit term for it). Next card, Bent knee sitting forward. Again, I hold each side for 10 breathes. The next card I pull is Proud warrior (Warrior 2) so I did a little flow. I started in Triangle on one side, then I moved into Warrior 2, Goddess squat, Warrior 2 on the other side, then up into Triangle on the other side, holding each pose for only 5 breathes. (Isn’t that a version of Moon salutations?) All in all, about 20 minutes.
Jan 3, 2008: Today I did Yoga this morning. This time while Baby Girl was watching The Wiggles. Practice was pretty much the same as the 1st. Two rounds of sun salutations after warming up. This time though, I did pigeon pose and then leg down knee twist (10 Ujjayi breathes a piece). To really wake me up, I did the Breath of Joy, minus the hora exhale at the end. 🙂 It ended up being about 20 minutes.
Jan 2, 2008: Today I used the McDonald’s 15 minute Yoga DVD, I selected the “I’m up for a challenge” and “Balance” option. Now I remember why I am not all that fond of it. In 15 minutes, we did a version of Sun salutations (2 times) all three warrior poses, Chair, Dancer pose, Tree and another triangle type pose. I did many poses, but I didn’t get to hold them for very long. Tomorrow is Thursday, so I’ll be hopeful to do my own thing first thing in the morning.
Jan 1, 2008: This morning was an early morning practice. Little Man woke up early and at 6:30 we went downstairs to watch TV. At 7:00, I decided to do my practice for today. I did some dog/cat stretches for warm ups. First thing was sun salutations. It felt so good, I did it again. Next was bound angel, for 6 breathes. I started to do triangle, but it didn’t feel good, so I only did 3 breathes on each side. I was going to do Goddess squats, but I opted for some spinal twisting instead. First knee down on both sides, then sitting. It felt good first thing in the morning. BackYardigans was over, and so was my practice. Ending time: 7:25