Slow Down Monday

Happy Monday friends. A little Charlie modeling for you. Take it slow. Maybe even sneak in a nap. The world gets so busy so fast some days.

Breathe. Be easy. Be light. Maintain a healthy energy for you. And perhaps alter it a bit for those around you, even the barista at your coffee place. It’s hard to slow down when everyone is rushing. But someone needs to do it. So, smile, breathe, and change the pace. Say Charlie made you do it.

Do yoga. Today. Everyday.

Peace and pauses,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com

#yogaeverydamnday #breathe #yogapuppy #modelbreathing #changethepace #yoga #slowdown #pacesetter

Practice Something

volleyball practice

Practice something. It doesn’t have to be yoga. Or volleyball in your pig slippers, uhhh, in the kitchen. But something.

Why? So you can improve yourself. Of course, you are already perfect just as you are. But you can get better at the things that you do. Or you can learn something you have always wanted to do. Why wait? Today seems like a good day.

Practice. Something. Today. Everyday.

Peace, pause, practice,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com
#practice #yogaeverydamnday

Get Support Where You Can

Charlie provides support and a little added weight as I lie down on my newest ball friend, Pink Lady. My grippy psoas is getting a little encouragement to let go. If you are curious about my balls (hee hee, yep, I got to ask that question), see previous post, Got Balls? If you are curious about how to use them, well, that’s another question for another day. They have been known to appear in some of my classes. My latest tricks come from another precise and slightly mean (although very kind) new friend, my physical therapist.

Message of today: Get support where you can. From puppy or PT. Or in my case, both.

Do yoga. Today. Everyday.

Peace and pause,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com
#yogaeverydamnday #PTRocks #yoga

Balance Challenge

This is my balance challenge for the moment. What is yours?

Challenge your balance today. Your way. Stand on one foot. Walk an imaginary tightrope. You get to pick your challenge. Then, feel your wobbles. Breathe. Fall. Laugh. Repeat. Practice balancing, breathing, falling, laughing. It may make your day a little lighter. And will likely build stability for your body later on down the road. According to an article in last week’s Washington Post: “As with most physical abilities, you can either use it or lose it. You don’t often think about practicing your balance, but you should, experts say….”

BAM! So, get up and do something that challenges your balance. Yes, right now. NAG NAG. “It’s never too early — or too late — to start. You can benefit, whether you’re in your 20s, 50s or 80s. But starting early is always the best choice.” (Post article, Work on Balance Now to Avoid Falls When You Are Older.)

Do yoga. Today. Everyday.

Peace and pause,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com
#balance #yogaeverydamnday #yoga

Got Balls?

These balls have been providing nearly divine relief in my grippy hips and quads. They are a great alternative to rollers. As recommended by my wise and wonderful physical therapist. The pink girl–now known as Pink Lady–is the latest addition to my tool box. She is very precise. And a little bit mean. But I am very grateful for her hard work afterwards.

Try some balls.

Do yoga. Today. Everyday.

Peace, pauses and PT,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com
#PTrocks

Heron

Do I look like a heron?  Inspired by @extendyoga FUN POSE FRIDAY to do a pose I never do. This one took some warm up for sure. And yes, it was fun–all of it, the warm up, the shape, and the breath that came with it. I love yoga. Thanks extendYoga!

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Practice and pause,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com
#yogaeveydamnday

GRACE

This space! Such a pretty invitation. The quiet before students arrive. This is beautiful Grace studio in downtown Silver Spring. Come do yoga with me here. This Saturday, 1:30pm, or every Thursday night, 6 pm. A block from the Silver Spring metro.

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Practice and pause,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com
#yogaeveydamnday @gracyps

Balance

BALANCE. Stand on one foot. Balance. Breathe. Then stand on the other. Balance. Breathe. Any variation. Just find your balance and breathe. Why?  So many reasons. For those of us who still consider ourselves young-ISH, today’s reason is about aging well, keeping all of our parts intact and not falling…by practicing our balance now, today. More on this in the Washington Post today, http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/work-on-your-balance-now-to-avoid-falls-when-youre-older/2013/06/24/5c49349c-d813-11e2-a9f2-42ee3912ae0e_story.html

If balance is hard for you, keep practicing, hold onto a wall at first and get used to shifting weight from one foot, and then the other. Also, use a spot, keeping your eyes focused on a point on the floor about 4-5 feet in front of you.

If balance is easy for you, keep practicing, challenging yourself by lifting gaze upward or away to one side. Or even closing your eyes.

 

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Practice and pause,
Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com
#yogaeveydamnday @core72
@mpgsport @sundryclothing

 

Yoga Pant Love

Yep. It’s true. Some moments are entirely superficial. I love these new pants so much I am giving them a hug. So there. Not leggings but super good for moving around the mat. And around town. Now I can go to Montana where that state rep is trying to ban leggings.

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Practice and pause,

Yoga Nag

http://www.YogaNag.com

#yogaeveydamnday @core72 @mpgsport