Friday, April 6, 2012

30 Day Yoga Challenge! Day 6!!

Morning all!  Hope your challenge is going well for you!!  We're almost through one whole week already, though!  And while the soreness or tightness in certain muscles may still be there some, it should be much less than it was on day two and three!  :)  It goes away, and I'm sure you've noticed by now, the best thing for it is another practice.  Slowly but surely!  :)

Anyway, today's video is another Yoga Journal video, it's about 20 minutes long and this one is a little more on the cardio side.  Today's will be harder, perhaps, but see if you can tough it out!

If it makes it so your breath gets high in your chest and you're having trouble maintaining the Ujjayi breathing, (slow in the nose and out the mouth, as though breathing through a straw.  Should be about 5 seconds in, 5 seconds out.  Takes some time to learn this and more time yet to remember to breathe that way for the full practice!)...  Anyway, if you are having trouble maintaining the breath, pause the video.  Sit back in child's pose.  Take a break.  Do less.  Continue when you have regained control of the breath.

Refresher on the Ujjayi Breathing, or intro if you have not seen or heard of this before!

Child's Pose. This is a resting pose that helps you catch your breath again. Use it as often as you need!

And finally, your video practice for the day if you want to try something new! Again, you are more than welcome to attend a class, follow your own video, or repeat a practice I linked earlier this week! The point is to get your body moving, not follow exactly what I share. :)

Again, this may be harder than the previous ones, (heh, it's way faster and much more invigorating!) but see how long you can go! Push yourself today! You'll love how you feel afterward! :)  Just when you feel like you absolutely can do no more, it slows down and gives you a break.  You can always pause your video and take a longer break if you need it!  :)


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