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 31, 2008: It was an early morning 10 minute practice today, starting with Sun Salutations, Tree for 10 breathes, Fish, Knee Down Spinal Twisting and ending up in Bound Angle. While in Bound Angle, 3 rounds of Kapalabhati breathing.
Jan 30, 2008: Today was a 10 minute practice, starting with warm-ups of cat/dog & hip circles. Then only one round of Sun salutations and Moon Salutations (holding each pose for 5 breathes). I started Moon salutations with plank and ended with Down dog then Child’s pose. At Goddess squat, I did 3 rounds of Kapalabhati. I finished practice with Breath of joy.
Jan 29, 2008: Today was a McDonald’s 15 minute DVD yoga practice. I opted for Ease me into it and flexibility. I don’t think I’ve done this one before. It was pretty good.
Jan 28, 2008: Just another 10 minute quickie practice. I did two rounds of Sun Salutations. I did 3 rounds of Plank, Up dog, Down dog and Child pose holding each for 5 breathes.
Jan 27, 2008: Today was a 10 minute practice. I started with supported tree (Tree laying down) and knee down spinal twist. I decided to do sun salutations, Bound angle and squatting. That be my micro practice for the day.
Jan 26, 2008: Another 12 minute or so practice. Cat & Dog stretches and hip circles. One round of Sun salutations and then Moon Salutations I held each pose for 8 breathes. When I did Goddess, I did 3 rounds of Kapalabhati breathing. I did down dog, up dog, child’s pose and plank (5 breathes a piece) and finished up with Bound angle.
Jan. 25, 2008: Just a little short practice this morning. Only 10 minutes. Sun Salutations, Half Moon, Bound Angle, Eagle Arms (not balancing), and should Stand. I’m pretty sure than when WoYoPracMo is over, I’ll be taking a lengthy break from yoga. I’ve noticed that my practices are getting shorter and shorter. Only 6 days left.
Jan. 24, 2008: Today was a short practice after I got back from the gym. Start time 1:47, finish time 2:00. I did one round of Sun Salutations (my arms really were not in the mood for plank or down dog today). Next was shoulder stand for 10 breathes and something we called waterwheels in our Mom/Baby Yoga class to work the abs. I did that 5 rounds in each direction. Dance of the legs for 5 rounds. I was going to do a back bend, but my arms didn’t want me to, so I did Fish for 15 breaths. I finished up with Half cow, 10 breathes on each side. Short and sweet.
Jan 23, 2008: This was an early morning practice. 5:35 am. I did my Warm-ups and Sun Salutations. Then I decided I wanted to do balancing poses. First up was Tree, then the one down on hands and knees (where you lift one foot and the opposite hand). I finished with Fish. All in all, practice was 15 minutes.
Jan 22, 2008: Today was about a 20 minute practice, focusing more on taking the full and complete breathes. 2 Rounds of Sun Salutations. followed by Down Dog, plank, up dog child’s pose (first 3 breathes 2nd time through holding for 5 breathes). Then I did my Moon Salutations (holding each pose for 7 breathes). starting it with plank and ending in Down Dog. I rounded out my practice with a little Breathe of Joy to warm me up. It’s cold here in the basement. My upper back is sore from all the planks and crocodile poses from today!
Jan 21, 2008: Today was a McDonald’s 15 minute DVD workout day. I chose I’m up for a challenge and flexibility. We did all three Warrior poses, Chair, Dancer and Tree to name a few.
Jan 20, 2008: It was about a 15 minute practice. Warm-ups and 1 round on Sun Salutations. After I did my Moon Salutations sequence (holding each pose for 7 breathes) and went right into Plank, Up Dog Down Dog and Child’s for 3 breathes each. I think I know have a thing for Full Shoulder stand, I did it again today (7 breathes) and the Fish. Practice over.
Jan 19, 2008: Today was a 20 minute practice. Starting with Sun Salutations then Half Moon for 10 breathes. Next up was Tree for 15 breathes. It is so funny that I am better balancing on my right foot than my left foot. While standing on my right, my left foot is solidly on my thigh, nearly half lotus. Balancing on my left foot, my right foot is on my ankle/calf and I’m still tippy! Next was Half Should Stand, Sitting Spinal Twisting, and Half Cow. Felt really good!
Jan 18, 2008: Last night was a horrid night (Baby Girl, Croup…). Anyway I was awake early and decided to do my practice. I ended up doing the McDonald’s 15 minute Yoga just before 6:00.
Jan 17, 2008: Just in case the 20 minute Shivasana in bed after my alarm went off this morning doesn’t count, I did a quick 12ish minute practice this afternoon. Starting with my usual Sun Salutations. Then I did a Downward Dog, Plank, Up Dog, Child’s pose flow thingie. First time through I held each pose for 2 breathes. Second time through 3 breathes, then 4 and 5 breathes. It felt good. I did Moon Salutations holding each for 5 poses. I was getting ready to do Fish pose, but I went up into a full shoulder stand instead!! That felt really good.
Jan 16, 2008: Early Morning practice. Started about 5:35 with warm-ups and 2 rounds of Sun Salutations. Next up was Yoga Mudra and Half Cow (with links to help me reach) for 10 breathes a piece. After that, I did 5 rounds of Kapalabhati breathing. Next was spinal twisting and that was it. done approx. 5:55. I did focus on taking more complete breathes today.