This is a perfect yoga playlist.
Unfortunately, Spotify doesn’t have the first track available. Boo. It’s from the Up in the Air soundtrack. It’s the best class opener ever.
Genova // Charles Atlas
…Passing By // Ulrich Schnauss
The Lime Tree // Trevor Hall
I’ve Got This Friend // The Civil Wars
Bad Body Double // Imogen Heap
Coffee // Sylvan Esso
Song for Zula // Phosphorescent
I’m a Lady // Santigold
Like Real People Do // Hozier
This Woman’s Work // Greg Laswell
Free Fallin’ // John Mayer
Find this playlist on Spotify or here you go:
Wow, has it been cold.
Word on the street is that we’re in for some “wintry mix” tonight.
This week I’ve been keeping warm and ignoring the cold by wearing extra soft, extra long warm crazy socks.
Like everyone else, continuously dancing to this song…maybe in the shower.
Margaritas at El Mundo. Last night Andrew ordered the prickly pear and it was so good!
Thinking about this hot chocolate from my name is yeh
Reading. I’m on a roll. Currently reading these two:
We watched the documentary, Art and Craft. I kind of cried through the second half.
Loving my new Sorel boots. I have been wanting Sorels for ages and my head about popped off when I found them discounted by 60% at Anthropologie…they had one pair left…which was my size. I had to.
I really should end this post because I’m working on it instead of meal planning/grocery listing for the week. So far, so good on that one..we’ll see how week two goes.
It’s Friday? Ok.
Let’s be real…I’m not getting down to business until Monday when I go back to work.
Sipping coffee this morning and catching up on blogs, resting some sore shoulders. After 108 Sun Salutations yesterday, they are feeling it a bit!
I just have to write this post to honor and thank the team at 502 Power Yoga for putting on such a fantastic event yesterday. It was a real blast.
I want to recognize the team of instructors I was lucky enough to teach with yesterday…so amazing. If you’re local…check these gals out!
Beth Harris Phelps
And there you have it. Big thank you to the gang at lululemon oxmoor for this amazing photo! Again, I slacked and only got a few with my phone.
Instead of just posting about my favorite music of the year, I thought I’d go more specific: music for yoga practice.
I’m very picky about my yoga music. While it’s fine when I’m taking class at various studios, I’m not a huge fan of traditional yoga music when practicing by myself. I’ll admit it, I blast some pretty unconventional stuff. This was a a great year for yoga music. Here are some songs that I cannot stop blasting.
Below is a full playlist via Spotify that I will continue to update.
Sylvan Esso // Coffee
Broods // Four Walls
Coldplay // Magic
Mimicking Birds // Bloodlines
Alt-J // Hunger of the Pine
FKA Twigs // Two Weeks
Full playlist on Spotify
This pose is CRAZY! Actually, it just looks kind of crazy. A new pose invented by breakdancer-yogi Lamonte Goode or better known on Instagram as @NightmareTales.
This guy is wild. I recommend following him just to let your jaw drop on a daily basis:
It’s about 50x easier than it looks. Here’s how to get in:
If you need a more in depth tutorial, Kathryn Budig has a great 90 min class towards it on Yogaglo. As she says, “it looks contorted.” Which it does, but it’s not really at all and is super fun!
Don’t mind the bed head.
I love Marichyasana B. C and D? That’s another story.
These poses are rarely seen in classes unless you’re an Ashtangi. I’d never seen them before my first primary series class.
Have a look at A here. It’s a little bit more accessible than B.
The difference here is that you need one leg in lotus….or tucked under you if lotus is not okay for your knees. Some days are better than others for me.
This pose literally is wringing your body out like a dirty rag. I don’t consider it complete unless sweat is dripping off my forehead! HA!
For the first time this year, I totally forgot to post a pose! Making up for it this week with two poses, similar to each other. One is obviously a gateway to the other.
For a long time Urdhva Dhanurasana, or full backbend, was a real challenge for me. It takes everything and it really takes it out of you. Exhausting.
Rather than write anything, the best possible source of information for these poses is Christina Sell. I still think of things I learned in her classes every single time I go up into a backbend.
For Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, this trick of hers changed everything for me
Unfortunately I’ve been sidelined on these postures for the past couple weeks due to a pulled muscle in my chest due to coughing (I know right?!?!). It’s finally almost gone, so hopefully I’ll be wheeling before too long.