HRV Score: 53
Relative Balance: 5 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 8h 45m
Overall morning mood: I woke up early and couldn’t go back to sleep. For what ever reason my mind started to race for no other reason than just thinking about plans, work and schedule. I was in a good mood, felt like I got enough sleep. I thought for a second my lower back was a little tight, but once I started to move around, I felt light as a feather. Good day to have a freakin good day!
Meditation Practice: 7:39am - 15m 19s - 5hz Theta
“Be fascinated instead of frustrated.”
GYM: Cardio Day
Trinity Mountains 0%
Average HR: 127. Max 142.
This long session improved the endurance of my muscles and my aerobic fitness. It also developed my basic endurance and my body’s ability to burn fat during exorcise.
Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
YOGA: Corepower C2
Average HR: 96. Max: 160
NOTES: Class today was tough as hell and fucking awesome. It was the first C2 class I have taken by Nico and I thoroughly enjoyed the ass kicking. There were a few things that came to mind today that I struggled with.
It was not so much a lack in flexibility today as it was muscular endurance. Some of the poses especially the first couple of flows through were deep and held for. I noticed the impingement inside of my hips. There were a couple of times I thought my hamstrings were going to cramp but I pulled out of it. Half Moon, Ardha Chandrasana, is extremely tough for me even with a block. When I add Half Moon Sugar Cane Bow Pose, Ardha Chandra Chapasana… the leg curl and reach to grab my foot is where I really noticed my hamstrings tighten and close to cramping… It was REAL close.
One pose felt extremely good, I just don’t remember the name. It was similar to a thread the needle but it was for our legs. Down-dog, knee to nose, down-dog knee to opposite elbow and then straiten leg and raise hand opposite of extended leg. Ill search for it!
Excitedly after class, I did Hurdler Pose, Eka Pada Koundinyasana. That was a big accomplishment that I was really happy with. I continue to work on hand stands and preparatory exorcises. My core needs a lot of work. I feel like my balance is returning slowly but surely.
Nico - Thank you again for another fantastic class, the work out and your help. Your feedback and constructive criticism is ALWAYS appreciated!
Infinite Love & Gratitude!