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Day two hundred and thirty eight

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Today is kind of a strange day. It’s a lovely snowy Sunday but strange because its also a fast day. Part of that cleanse has fasting days. I feel surprisingly good, very good really but it’s still odd. Anyway, I went to a 90 minute deep stretch today. During class I was thinking how the deep stretch class is not a beginners’ class. Unless you’re a beginner who is willing to not necessarily do what is being instructed to do. You could really hurt yourself. I know this because I did hurt myself in the same class last summer. I wasn’t even brand new to the class and managed to badly hurt my lower back. So just be careful. Those classes get you so deep into poses you probably don’t spend much time in any other style class. People also might think that deep stretch is where to go if you have an injury, especially a back injury. I would say no. Defiantly not, it is too easy to get into a funky pose and exasperate the problem. I would head straight to Bikram and do what can be done. Check out deep stretch when you know what hurts and what feels good but don’t start there.
I found a particular pose rather nice today. It was bound supta padangusthasana with supported fish. It looks something like this…

20130324-174821.jpg In class it was very relaxing and opening. At home for this photo it was less of those things…but this is the gist of it. Full fish pose is maybe more like this:

But that’s a bit extreme for me. For now.

Later I visited a friend and her baby chickens!



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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