HRV Score: 61
Relative Balance: 6 (Parasympathetic)
- First time I’ve seen my parasympathetic activity was abnormally elevated. Typically means your body is actively recovering or beginning to over reach. Light activity is recommended.
Sleep: 8hr 47m
Overall mood: Woke up feeling really good. It was a good day, felt calm and relaxed the whole day. Was up and it before the alarm went off.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Meditation: 7:56am - 13minutes - 852HZ
Home: Day 30 - Find What Feels Good
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable . . .
Walk: Grand staircase Warm up
Average HR: 122
Stability circuit 1 - 3x
REACH-BACKS - 15/SIDE
2. CLAM SHELLS - 15/SIDE
3. PRONE COBRA - 30SEC UP/30 SEC REST X4
4. HIP EXTENSIONS - 20 W/10 SEC HOLD AT TOP
5. SEATED TUMMY VACUUM’S - 25 BREATHS
6. PRONE PLANK - 60/90/120 SECONDS
Core Power Yoga:
Yoga: 60min C2 - Class #14
C2 Class of 3/14
Average HR: 98
Notes: I was initially planning on attending the 1:30p C1 class, but finished up at the gym in time to make the noon C2 class. Parking can be a bitch back there, so I figured I’d chalk this one up to the universe. If a parking spot opened up easily I’d head to class. If not, No sweat, Ill return for the C1 class. I guess, it was meant to be, a parking post opened up right as I pulled down the parking lot and made it up with just a few minutes to spare.
The second reason, I wanted to head to a C2 today, was because I just wanted a break from Twisted Chair Pose, Parivrtta Utkatasana. I’ll get it, I mean it’s just the damn knees staying in line. I just wanted a break from it.
I wasn’t nervous for class at all, I knew I was in for an ass kicking. Jaime was our C2 teacher today. I know I had taken another class from her, but couldn’t remember if it was a C1 or C2. Either way, class was awesome! I was a dripping mess. Not so funny story… Today in class, we were getting ready for sit ups, my legs were diamond-ed out, my hands just touching my neck, and pressing my lower spine into my sweat covered mat. When I went to lift my chest, pressing my lower spine in, it created a suction that made the loudest fart sound ever. I wanted to laugh, I also wanted to tell everyone it was just suction and sweat between my back and mat. All I kept hearing was the kids laughing their heads off. I figured people would make up their own assumptions. haha, Im sorry Jaime.
Anyway class was great. We worked with a strap, which was a first for me. It was painfully obvious how tight my hamstrings still are. The pose I struggled with the most was Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Poses, Utthita Hasta Padangustasana. I am not able to stick my leg straight out while balancing on the other yet. I think I will start incorporating a strap into my every day stretching. I gotta keep at those hamstrings. They are still the tightest muscle in body. We had started off with Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose, Supta Padangusthasana, which is a simple stretch I can I can do every day.
I enjoyed the class a lot. She reiterated keeping our intention for the class present. I had forgot my journal, which is a major bummer, there was several things I wanted to write down right away because I had to leave for work from class.
I do feel the C1 classes have been a great start. I found myself looking around, there were several poses that I didn’t know or hadn’t done before today. Which was awesome. It was nice not knowing what was next. And it was awesome doing…err trying new poses today. I think I am going to start balancing out the C1 and C2 classes.
I will most likely couple the C2 classes on Strength, power or Interval Cardio Days, and the C1 class on Stability circuit and low HR cardio days.
I was thinking about my intention for the class, which was I am happy. I read an old journal post where I defined success. I defined success as the ability to wear a tank top, board shorts and crocs every day and travel at my leisure. While the later is not quite yet a reality, the former definitely is! haha.
Great Class Jaime, thank you. I felt full of thought yet present at the same time, the entire class. Infinite Love & Gratitude!
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Pain is physical; suffering is mental. Beyond the mind there is no suffering. Pain is essential for the survival of the body, but none compels you to suffer. Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting; it is a sign of our unwillingness to to move on, to flow with life. - Nisargadatta
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Surrender is letting go of who you think you are supposed to be so that you can become who you really are, a being of infinite possibility.