DAY 14 PRACTICES
30 Min: Meditation â€“ formal seated practice
45 Min: Asana
60 Min: Study and contemplation of Yoga Sutras. I’m continuing to read Matthew Remskiâ€™s Threads of Yoga. He dives into the concept of consciousness. Very interesting reading and lots to think about!
Contemplation: The Nature of Consciousness
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Cardio: I’m feeling stronger and have increased the tension on the bike to work my legs harder and increase the cardio.
Meditation: On busy days, this remains a challenge. It is hard not to get caught up in thoughts of what needs to be done. Abhyasa and Vairagya are my constant meditation companions! Keep practicing and let it go ….
Abstinence: TV – the only time I have missed it is on Sunday night as the opportunity to really wind down at the end of the week. Diet: Sticking with vegetarian meals – 2 smaller and one main a day. I haven’t been snacking but I have been having some desserts – vegetarian, of course!
Today I did my practice in silence. It was nice to have a quiet supported practice.
Sunday Sequence (45 Minutes)
5 Min: Laying over a Bolster placed across mid upper back. Legs out straight, arms relaxed overhead.
5 Min: Supported Supta Virasana – laying lengthwise over a bolster
5 Min: Laying over my back bender. You can arc your back over a chair that has a bolster propped on it for head support.
2 Min/Side: Supported Janu Sirsasana – head supported on a bolster or chair.
2 Min/Side: Supported Triang Mukaikapada Paschimottanasana – head supported on a bolster or seat of a chair.
5 Min: Upavistha Konasana – head supported on a bolster or chair.
5 Min: Paschimottanasana – head supported on a bolster or chair.
10 Min: Ujjayi Pranayama – laying lengthwise over a bolster with head support.10 Min: Ujjayi Pranayama while laying on bolster with head support, pelvis and lower body on floor.
5 Min: Savasana