Everyday Yoga

It’s been my new favorite daily routine to begin each day with some stretches in yoga…some days I’m on fire, others I need a super chill flow.

I feel like it kickstarts my energy that is sustained throughout the day! This is a bonus because the real reason I do it is to relieve back pain.

I follow my cousin, a yogi master in my eyes, Saralee on Patreon. This isn’t a promo, I just appreciate how descriptive she is with describing the moves and holding poses. I don’t feel like I need to be in a class to do yoga!

I know of some people who do old school routines like push-ups and crunches right as they get out of bed (or while still in bed!) and I’ve heard others say their morning sex is their way to jumpstart their day. Whatever it is, try finding what works for you and do something different, yet invigorating!

Have a killer day!

Yoga Sesh; Birthday

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!!

Tight Hips Yoga Flow; The crystal ship

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 =)

Have a kick ass day,