I just want to do a brief post about my second day of the yoga challenge. I couldn’t fall asleep last night, but I was determined to do yoga this morning. I got up at my usual 5 AM and turned on my computer. The mouse battery was dead. Does the universe conspire to test my resolve? I had to pull batteries out of a flashlight in order to get my mouse working.
I tuned in to Melissa’s Vinyasa Yoga class on Live Streaming Fitness. She’s about 8 months pregnant but taught an awesome flow class. It was intermediate to beginner but very good and just what I needed. I was sore from the practice on Saturday and the one on Monday, so it felt good to move. Jessica encouraged me to post a pose each day for people to read. I have 4 friends who are percolating on the challenge, and I know at least one practiced today! Yeah, Nancy!
Anyway, I want to feature Camel Pose today because Melissa led me through it this morning, and Teresa led me through it yesterday. Click here for Yoga Journal’s info on the pose. It’s a great backbend, but people with lower back problems should follow the instructions below to modify. Backbending opens the heart which many yogis say will cure depression. I have to say that it helps me. I love backbends. They wake me up, keep my spine flexible and feel really good!
Enjoy! And I hope you’ll join the yoga challenge. You can make it what you want. Do one pose a day … one class a day … learn about yoga… I don’t care. It’s your practice. It’s not perfect, that’s why it’s called a practice. Namaste.