My Week of Yoga: Less Asana, More Gratitude

Sometimes less time on the mat allows for the practice of gratitude for the time you do get. This was one of those weeks (feels like I have been saying that a lot lately) where I did not get to spend as much time as I would have liked on my mat. However, the time that I did get to spend was filled with a deep sense of gratitude and peace.

 
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Monday:

We had a sub in hot yoga today but it was such a great class! We did a fast paced vinyasa flow and finished up with a group meditation!

Tuesday:

25 minutes of self-led practice and 20 minutes of acro play with the husband

Wednesday:

Logged some cardio time before my yogalates class. New month means new flow in the class and this month’s flow had poses like a held chaturanga, flying lizard pose, and handstands. Instead of handstand I practiced forearm stand and was able to get up and stay up away from a wall. It was extremely validating to feel the success of years of hard work.

Thursday:

rest

Friday:

15-minute before bed stretch after a long car ride. Focused on upper and lower back stretches and some shoulder opening.

Saturday:

Went on a 5-mile hike in lieu of yoga practice today. Got a chance to practice mindfulness and gratitude as I took in the outdoors.

Sunday:

75-minute hot yoga class. I meditated and asked for my yoga practice to remind me of the strength in my body and all that I am capable of. By setting this intention I was able to focus on the incredible things my body is able to do and really be grateful for my good health and asana practice.

 

Strength-Based Class: 1 hour

Self-Practice: 1 hour

Hot Yoga Class: 2 hour 15 minutes

Total: 4 hours 15 minutes