Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ease in The Pose II

Dinner last night was weak, but I got in all the rest of my food. I only had a couple hard boiled egg whites, but frankly, that's all I wanted. Today's food is up and figured using fitday, I'm on track right now for just under 1800 calories. Dinner may bump me up, but I'm ok with that.  **Correction, I skipped my first snack, so my current calories, without dinner are at 1324 - 35% protein, 31% carbs, and 34% fat.**

Yoga this morning was a substitute instructor. She was very good, and I got a great workout (though I really missed Abbie).  :-)    Tomorrow is my off-night for bowling (rotation), so I'll be hitting the gym after work. I may have a workout buddy, so depending on what she wants to focus on, I may also go in the morning to either do cardio or legs, then hit upper body or whatnot with her. I'll see how it goes.

Yoga - Tree Pose
Going back to my Ease in the Pose post. I was thinking today during class as we were doing Tree Pose... this was a very difficult pose for me to learn. My balance was never a strength, lol. While I have in no way mastered it, I have become stronger and my ease in that particular pose comes when I fully activate all my muscles. My standing leg tensed, my bent leg pushing the foot into my thigh, my standing thigh pushing back, my core tight, arms reaching, shoulders back... all fully active in maintaining the balance. The more muscles I activate, the more balanced I am. The more balanced I am, the more my mind is calm and my breath is easy.  To activate the muscles, I have to consciously think and focus on them. 

I think there's a life-lesson in there, I'm just not sure what it is yet. 

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