HRV Score: 54
Relative Balance: 7 (sympathetic)
Sleep: 7hr 38m
Overall morning mood: I slept through my first alarm which is pretty abnormal and woke up right at seven in a bit of panic. Other than that felt pretty dang good.
Meditation Practice - 7:46a- 10m 07s - 5hz Theta
Stress: Stress happens when you hold tow opposing thoughts in your mind about the same subject. “I want that, but I can’t have it.” “I am sitting traffic, but I do not want to be.” “I should be doing this, but i do not want to.” This creates disharmony in the mind and gives rise to stressful emotions. You are now at odds with yourself. When an opposite thought contradicts a desire, you have to either change the thought or let go of the desire. You can;t drive down two different roads at the same time. Pick one.
GYM: Stability Circuit
Warm Up Run - Trinity Mountains 4%
Average HR: 127
Reverse Band Turns - Red Band: 15/Arm 3x
Banded Side Walks - Orange Band: 15/Leg 3x
Prone Cobra w/Single Leg Lift: (10sec/Leg x3 = 60sec) 3x
Hip Extensions (Feet on Stability Ball) 15 w/10sec pause - 3x
Banded Y,T,L,W’s - Single Leg - 3x
Y - yellow band 15/leg
T - yellow Band 15/leg
L - yellow band 15/leg
W - yellow band 15/leg
Single Leg Plank - (15sec per Leg x2) - 3x
Single Leg Tri Pushdowns - 10/leg @35lbs - 3x
Bench Press w/ Red Band - 3x10 @135lbs
Pull Ups 3x12
Barbell Squats 3x5 @135lbs
C1 Class 20/29
Average HR: 88. Max: 141.
Notes: Adam, another teacher, had asked me how class went as I was putting my shoes on and all I could really say, is there ever a bad class? I mean this is by far the cheapest form of therapy possible.
I wasn’t planning on attending class today, as Thurs and Sat have been my rest days from Yoga, but some plans changed and I thought going to class was the best idea.
Ella, of all the teachers has the calmest presence. With that being said I was still sweating like a bitch in heat in that class. I am starting to look at sweating in these classes like purging. Perhaps the day, I make it through a class completely sweat free, Ill know I am the most balanced version of myself ever? Haha!?
In all seriousness, I really enjoy her class. I think this was my second class I have taken by her. It seems, that every class is exactly what you need it to be. For what ever reason, the ending of her class today elicited a really emotional response. I have not a clue why.
The earliest memory I have, which I don’t even know is real, is running through a prairie field, I am naked, young, maybe around seven or eight years old, so just tall enough for hands to skim across the tall grass. Mountains surrounding, and trees swaying in the far off distance. I have had this vision more times that I can count through out my life and for some reason is brought a tears to my eye. Or maybe is was just the sweat building pooling in my eye sockets.. . That is what came to mind, I could see it so clear. I have seen this vision more times that I can even remember and it’s always the same. Weird.
She left us today in Savasana, which was awesome. A teacher has not done that in a class I had taken before. I felt like I could have stayed there for a couple of hours, but opted to hop up and get back to the day after a bit.
Thank you for a great class, Ella, it was much appreaciated!
Infinite Love & Gratitude!