Today is my 41st birthday!!! I slept in (was a bit hungover), had yummy coffee, then went to my mat for some restorative yoga…I follow Saralee on Patreon (South Texas Yogi) for my home sessions and was really feeling this flow.
I love morning stretching and opening the door just a bit to let some morning humidity blow in for a great sweaty yoga flow.
I ended my 45min flow with this inversion! I hit my personal best time in my pincha with a 30sec hold! Woohoo!!
This is a beginner friendly flow with a focus on relieving tight hips, low back, hamstrings, hip flexors and quads….I follow South Texas Yogi on Patreon for my home yoga flows. Saralee has a library full of yoga flows and meditation exercises for beginners, intermediates, and advance yogis. She’s really great with explaining poses and reminds you of body positioning with the perfect cues.
It had been a while since I’ve been upside down!!! I was a little shaky but happy to see that I hadn’t lost much of my inversion strength. I had not been able to do any yoga during this past spring semester and my body felt the stiffness from lots of sitting.
As the semester was coming to an end, and as I wrapped up on my finals, any extra time I had I spent it getting back into doing yoga again. So since April 29th, I have done short 30-45min flows everyday! My body was SUPER stiff at first and I felt a little frustrated but just reminded myself to be patient. After just a few days, my body was responding! I was deepening in my poses, seeing new things and found my breath again.
So, my daily routine this summer is to begin every day with a flow to continue building inversion strength and deepening my flexibility followed by a 10min meditation.
Get on your mat guys! It makes all the difference in the world on so many levels =)