Dear (Yoga) Diary, Part 2

Day 6– True confession:  I watch the Bachelor every time it airs.  It’s kind of a ritual now between my mom and our friend, Traci.  We watch live and text each other the whole time- usually about how short the dresses are or how much cleavage the girls are showing.  In case you are wondering, it’s always too much cleavage, but I suppose that’s a matter of opinion!  Ha!  Because I worked late and had the Bachelor, I only had one hour from arrival at home to eat and do yoga and all the other getting home kind of things like playing with Charlie.  So, tonight I cued up a quick 5 minute morning yoga video on Adriene’s channel.  I’m glad I adapted the challenge to suit my schedule and pulled out the mat, even if it was only a few minutes.  Also, I noticed soreness in my abs from the previous planks, so yay!

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Day 7– After only doing 5 minutes of yoga yesterday, I wanted to catch up with the challenge, so I did day 6&7 in a row.  It was so energizing!  Day six was Kindle and I loved the breathing technique of audibly using the “sh” sound during exhale.  At the end, she said, “May we always see the truth, speak the truth, and feel the truth.”  Wow.  It almost brought me to tears.  I have loved how this journey has been so enriching to my body and my soul.

Day 8– I was feeling very tired after work today.  We are on the downhill slide to spring break and man.  Everyone is feeling it.  I’m not going to lie, I was dreading taking the time to do yoga today as I just wanted to veg on the couch.  But once again, I was so glad I did it, because today’s video with Adriene was perfect and restful.  Just what I needed!  I love the feeling my body has when I’m done- all energized and relaxed and centered at the same time.

Day 9– Today I was in a funk even though it was the last day of work before the break.  Hubby had to switch around some time and is not able to take off this week, so I was feeling disappointed, but I understood.  It was not the start to spring break that I had imagined in my head.  But yoga felt good and Adriene’s encouragement was just what I needed.  At the beginning, she said, “Day Nine, you are killing it!”  Even though I know she’s speaking broadly to everyone,  a part of me felt cheered inside at hearing her acknowledge that I was doing something right.  You never know when someone needs that small word of encouragement, so don’t hold back!

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View from our campsite- classic Texas.  It was a lovely setting for my first time at outdoor yoga!

Day 10– So, today was our first of several days at the campsite.  The weather was so warm and beautiful!  It was a joy to do yoga outside during such a sunny, gorgeous day.  But, I’m not gonna lie, I felt a little silly knowing that others in the campground could see me.  Oh well!  Oh, it was the first time my heels both touched the ground in downward dog, too!  That was an amazing feeling of progress.  I was sweaty when I finished but felt great.

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Moonlight Yoga!

Day 11– Tonight I did yoga in the dark at our campsite around 8:30 pm.  The good news is, nobody could see me!  I was grateful that it was one of the shorter sessions, at only 17 minutes because it was cold outside.  The wind was stirring and it was chilly, but even though I had bare feet they didn’t feel cold until the end.  I was very grateful that I made time today to continue my yoga journey.

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Charlie and Tim test driving our new hammock!  It is fabulous- thanks Mom and Dad!

How is your yoga journey doing?  I’d love to hear from some of you who are participating in this challenge as well!  Let’s encourage each other!

Namaste,

Keri

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