HRV Score: 56
Relative Balance: 10 (Parasympathetic)
Sleep: 8hr 37m
Overall morning mood: Woke up early and was ready to hit the day. I wa so excited to run, that I bolted to the gym as soon as my feet hit the floor without realizing I didn’t sit down to meditate first.
Home: Yoga - Day 26 - Earth Practice, Total Body Yoga
Walking Warm Up - Grand Staircase 6%
Run South Island, NZ: 0%
Average HR: 132
Core Power Yoga:
Yoga: 60min C1 Class.
Average HR: 106
Notes: Kathy B was our instructor today and I keep saying this, but definitely one of my favorite classes. What a fucking Boss. You could feel her presence in the room, that is for sure. She reminded me of this room mate in Scottsdale I had that had crazy amount of charisma and confidence. You could feel it.
So far, I have poured the most amount sweat in Nico & Kathy’s C1 classes (not including the two C2 classes I’ve attended). Its definitely a purging kind of sweat. Feels great.
Her choice of tunes was spot on and definitely what I needed today especially during the core work part of the flow. It was that kind of music that drowns out the screaming of your muscle.
Perhaps it was just the kind of mood I was in, but a lot of the time I felt like she was talking to me. Numerous times hearing soften your face, tilt your hips, square your shoulders, reach higher, fucking breathe! Ha One thing that really stuck out was hearing her say that the deepness of your breath needed to match the intensity of your muscle. I can’t remember verbatim, but it was along those lines and it made sense it my head.
She adjusted me in two different positions, that I can remember. The first being, Parivṛtta Aṅjaneyāsana or revolved crescent lunge. I asked her after class what exactly she did because she had her hands on my shoulder and what felt like she pulling backwards and she said she was just helping me deepen the pose and twist. I thought for a second my rear leg was going to vibrate right off my body it was shaking so bad. haha The second was in Eka Pada Rajakapotasana or pigeon. Where in this I think she just helped square my hips a little more.
I haven’t put it all together yet, but I feel like my flexibility is strengthening in some areas where I haven’t seen much improvement in others. I believe I will in time. Sometimes, it’s just frustrating getting older. Partly, because I know where I used to be and partly because I let it go. I suppose your priorities change at different times in your life, it’s just shitty I let my health and body go. Live and you learn..
Anyway, class was rad. I believe my next class with her is the Friday after Thanksgiving. Thanks again Kathy - Infinite Love & Gratitude!
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Corner of 8th & Insanity: You had a pretty good day, however you know what you missed. Meditation. It was enough to let some meaningless work bullshit knock you off your game midway through the day. You were off to a great start especially on that run. Those thoughts were spot on and you followed through with every one. Trust in the synchronicity. When you see those numbers falling in line, you know you are the right path. Every time you looked at your watch or the screen the numbers were popping out at you. It has worked every time… Just feel it through. I know you were going to rest this afternoon, but heading to Yoga was the right choice. It’s late, so tonight will be brief. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. You are at least at place where you have become aware of your thoughts, and the know how to take a step back first before acting..or speaking. Speaking of which… what did you learn today while reading? If what you are about to say, isn’t more beautiful than silence, don’t say it. Good night, catch you on the corner tomorrow…