Category Archives: Yoga

Not so good yoga

I’ve been having some weird pains in my right hip since my visit to osteopath. It’s nothing to worry about, and he told me I might get some pains (and I’m going there again in couple of weeks), but it’s annoying. I can run and squat and all that, but there are certain movements which just hurt. As I figured out today at yoga class.

So what’s one supposed to do then? Just skip the ones that are painful and do more those asanas which aren’t. Easy! And felt good afterwards. I really do like yoga, even though I’m not good in it. Hmm, I shouldn’t probably say “not good”, not experienced is more suitable way to put it. You can’t be good in yoga I think.

Utthita Trikonasana

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Utthita Parsvakonasana (except the hand should be behind the leg, but well..)

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And my favorite asana, in which I’m really really good:

Savasana

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How to amuse yourself

It’s ridiculous. It’s weird how you think you know how your body bends and where your arms are. But well, you don’t. Just out of pure boredom I took a video while doing Sun salutations. Let me tell you, it will take about 10 years for me to get the asana’s to look like they should…

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After somewhat disappointing (but the videos were a great laugh though) yogasession I went for a little walk. Not much to say about that either, but some pics anyway (to prove that the spring is finally finally real).

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Tabata aka how to die

Half an hour, 350kcal burned, average heart rate 148bpm and max heart rate 182bpm. That’s Tabata for you. I can’t say it’s fun. But it’s efficient and it’s possible to push yourself to the limits. We had five moves:

  • Squat, then run couple of meters sideways, squat, run back. 
  • Jump from squat to plank and back (hands kept on floor all the time) / jump back alternating the side of the hands
  • Jump lunges
  • Stand on one leg, then “dive” to the floor to do a pushup and push back up (hands come about 50cm in front of the feet)
  • Hold a dumbbell in front of you with both hands, sumo squat and bring the dumbbell down, then jump up and bring the dumbbell above your head and legs together. Then back down to the sumo squat.

It’s only 30 minute class, but it feels that it never ends… I kept my promise and did some 45min of yoga. I can’t believe I’m so inflexible nowadays. It’s really annoying. But at least I know that I can change that by doing lots of yoga and stretching. Easier said than done 😀

photo (17)Someone has found a new app to edit photos with iPhone. And that someone should use hairbrush more often I think.