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Day ninety one

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More Bikram happened today. Tomorrow I get a day off from the studio/Bikram and I get to eat some carbs! It’s true, your brain does need carbohydrates. Apparently it’s powered by glucose but can’t store any for later so it needs a constant supply. Complex carbohydrates are the best form of glucose because they get released into the blood stream bit by bit like a time-release sugar pill. Brain cells need twice as much energy to function compared to the other cells that make up the body. This webpage has some good information: http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/carbs.html#brainenergy
I can feel that my brain could use a boost in energy and tomorrow I will start to add carbs back into my diet. I will make sure to notice if my brain feels any different and will report back with any findings. Brain function is important and if it is compromised by these low to no carb diets then maybe its not worth it. I did drop some extra weight though which feels great!

On to the pose.
Fixed Firm Pose
Supta-Vajrasana(Sanskrit)

This is the one that I hurt my lower back in back in July…

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Benefits :
Fixed Firm Pose strengthens and improves the flexibility of the lower spine, hips, knees and ankle joints.

It increases circulation to the lower limbs, and is therapeutic for lower back pain, sciatica, rheumatism and varicose veins.

It helps prevent hernias.
From:http://www.bikramyoga.com/BikramYoga/TwentySixPosturesDetails.php?pos=20

Just take this one real slow, I learned that the hard way. Also, is this not the second pose that claims to prevent hernias? I didn’t realize it was such a problem.

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Author: yogaforemily

I have challenged myself to do yoga everyday for one year and thought I'd blog about it. I have been practicing yoga on and off and back and forth for about 9 years and I have decided that it is time for me to really delve in and figure out what it's all about, if it is something I want to make part of my life. I also thought this might put some discipline in to my day and be a fun way to express my thoughts and share some pictures that may or may not have anything directly to do with yoga.

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