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Old 01-27-20, 09:54 PM  
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I'm cautious in most of my backbends too. One particular pose that has always felt super-awkward to me is shoulderstand...I just can't get comfortable in it (and I don't teach it). But I love the variation of supported legs up on a block!

I've been doing Tara Brach's Compassionate Meditation Challenge, which is every day for 10 days. Today is Day 7. I have listened to Tara's talk and done her meditation each day (about 10-15 minutes total), but she also includes longer interviews with some famous others (today is Sandra Oh; she's also had Elizabeth Gilbert, Caroline Kennedy), and I've only kind of half-listened to those.

I'm also planning to start reading Max Strom's A Life Worth Breathing tonight--has anyone else read this one?
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Old 01-28-20, 09:46 AM  
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Sadhana Day 35 - :
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~ Healthy Decisions meditation with Elena Brower while inverting;
~ Meet Stress with Self-Compassion meditation with Felicia Tomasko;
~ Setting the System yin practice also with Felicia
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Old 01-28-20, 12:56 PM  
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Day 27: Jill Miller shoulder practice.
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Old 01-28-20, 03:18 PM  
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Congrats for those almost done!

I did start my reading last night but only read a little. I might do Yoga for Tim tonight since today's practice is only 30 minutes.
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Old 01-28-20, 04:04 PM  
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Beth - I don’t mind shoulder stand so much, but plow is challenging for me. I always use a couple of folded blankets under my shoulders & upper back in both of those poses to ease the strain on my neck.
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Pam, I can do plow (on a good day!), but it's another pose I tend to avoid. Once in a great while I'll still do a Pilates rollover.

Today I started a Yoga for Tim practice, but it was a little more strength-based than I had expected, so I only did about 12 minutes (I had already done a tough weights workout!). I used my time for meditation instead.
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Old 01-28-20, 11:22 PM  
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Day 28: Ana Brett and Ravi Singh Posture Primer.
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Old 01-29-20, 08:49 AM  
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Good morning yoginis! Here's my Day 36 report, all from Glo:

~ Inner Sanctuary meditation with Amy Ippoliti
~ Practice to Relieve Stress with Rod Stryker

The hatha with Rod Stryker was different. He incorporated breathing techniques with each move, such as going into uttanasana while exhaling 6 times, then 7, etc., then incorporating breath holding. Some of the moves were flowy, again with numbered exhales, inhales and holds. Afterward was a seated breath meditation with the same principles. I could feel stress falling off in chunks!

Pam and Beth - shoulder stand and plow are two faves, but I have to work back up to them. It was one of my goals for this sadhana, which again fell by the wayside.

Cate - I meant to do more Ravi and Ana too. Sigh! Good reminder to pull out Quick Fixes and House Calls.

Sherry you're doing great, heading toward the finish line.
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Mmm, Pat, that sounds like a nice practice! I don't think I've done anything with RS since that older DVD he had.
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