Yoga Term of the Day
Balasana (Child’s Pose): A pose where the person kneels on the ground and then gently sits back on his/her heels. The upper body (chest and stomach) rests on the thighs, and the forehead on the ground.
As I’m working toward the “make yoga a habit” goal, I’ve been asking for advice and trying my best to integrate yoga into my schedule. Last week Jamie from Balancing the Present and bschoolgirl both suggested that I try practicing in the morning.
I decided Thursday was the day. After snoozing twice, I rolled out of bed 30 minutes earlier than normal and stumbled to my yoga mat. Although I’ve been regularly attending the 8am class on Saturdays, this was even earlier, and it took much more motivation.
I groggily selected a 20-minute video that promised to wake me up, even though I wasn’t sure I’d want to budge from Child’s Pose.
Everything hurt the whole time. I lacked the energy I get from a class, and for whatever reason my arms felt really weak. I’m sure it’s psychological because there was no reason for me to struggle with such a short video.
Although the morning practice was rough, I’m going to try again next week. I am learning that just about everything is uncomfortable the first time you try it. Plus, I’m a Grumpy McGrumpstien in the morning anyway, so it’s time I get over that.
To end on a happy note, my class this morning was wonderful, rejuvenating, and I felt so much progress regarding my confidence and strength. I’m optimistic that my balance and flexibility will follow!