Saturday, March 03, 2012

on the mat | early morning

Over the past two and a half years, I have slowly adjusted my practice from mostly evenings to the early morning. Being limber before the sun is out can be a bit difficult, especially in cooler winter months, and getting up at least an hour before practicing helps. Our only evening practice is Friday after work, which is a fantastic way to end the week.

No moon days this week so I managed 6 days of practice, Sun-Fri and have felt pretty good, with the exception of my left wrist. Doing upward facing dogs hurts if I have my wrist at a certain angle and with all the vinyasas we have in practice, this has put a lot of strain on it. I am hoping today's rest day will help, as well as some Aleeve and ice!

I ran twice at the park this week as well, this morning as well as yesterday morning. Again, with running, starting early for me is key because then the work out is out of the way and, especially in summer heat and humidity, the temperatures are more bearable. The cool 60s this morning was a nice change from the 80+ humidity we have had this week.

I have a 3 day weekend and am going to do my best to savor every last second. 


unmitigated me said...

My yoga teacher has me use a small dumbbells weight for my right hand. I grip that, instead of putting my palm on the much better! It wont work for every pose, but it helps with some.

LyddieGal said...

60's and 80's... wouldn't that be nice!
Glad you are enjoying your weekend, hope the extra day makes it extra wonderful.
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