The 30-Day Yoga Challenge :: Day 7

8 Jun

Hoorah! Today is my first rest day since I began this 30-day Yoga Challenge on June 1st (and first day work-out free since May 28th). My body is rejoicing!

I woke up this morning sooooooo tired. I think I muttered “coffee” to the boyfriend, but he still hasn’t brewed it yet. I will try extra hard to avoid spelling errors.

Yesterday was Day 7 of the yoga challenge and I was dragging. The rain that fell heavily while I was driving to the studio was rather telling of my mood. I wanted to drive home and lay on the couch instead. Preferably with some ice cream. Or a bag of chips. Or both. Instead I made a dash into the studio.

Yesterday’s class was an Ashtanga 1 class. Somewhere between child’s pose and shavasana I slowly forgot about my aspirations of being a couch potato. I took advantage of the slower pace to really focus on my poses. I don’t know how many times I had to remind myself to drop my shoulders, but it was up there. I could tell that I had a stressful day at work because my shoulders were so tense.

I’m going to enjoy my day off of yoga today. I almost wish I could double up either tomorrow or Sunday so that I could have a second rest day, but my weekend is just too busy. Rather than let myself feel overwhelmed by all of my plans this weekend, I’m going to try and focus on enjoying every activity and stay in the moment.

And I really hope one of those moments involves a cupcake of sorts. 🙂

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4 Responses to “The 30-Day Yoga Challenge :: Day 7”

  1. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog June 8, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    I love this Ashtanga class, love the pace of it. I haven’t been able to make it in a while but maybe if you go next week I’ll join you!

  2. Faith @ For the Health of It June 8, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    My shoulders are the first place I start carrying my stress too. My teacher always reminds me not to wear my shoulders as earrings – but I still catch myself doing that all the time!

    • Hemarie June 11, 2012 at 8:00 am #

      Shall we carry our stress as a handbag instead?

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