I'm thinking of skipping my Xtend Barre workout and doing about 70 minutes of my Shiva Rea flow yoga dvd. I have not practiced real yoga for over 3 weeks and I'm starting to feel like my mind is suffering for it. I'm finding it harder to go with the flow lately especially when work issues or family distractions come up.
I think 10-15 min. a day of chakra yoga poses is just not enough for me.
I enjoy Shiva Rea and several of the teachers I've worked with have promoted the health aspects of flow style yoga.
I do feel the loss when I stop doing yoga for a while. My mind gets more easily distracted and my body feels achy. I feel so much better when I do yoga each day.
I agree that for me 15 minutes would be too short. I am barely getting my mind to quiet and my body to relax in those first 15 minutes. It's probably the middle 30 minutes that I really hit my stride. Then the wind down period is important for its own reasons.
I've been so busy recently that I haven't done yoga for the past week. Also it's gotten cold out so it's too cold to do yoga on my back porch, and I'd gotten very fond of that. Doing it inside in a bedroom just isn't quite the same. But I need to adjust
Time to get the bedroom cleaned up so I have a "meditation room" to enjoy! I'll work on that tomorrow.
I can feel in my shoulders that they haven't been taken care of, they're achy and sore.
Lori - nature sounds gorgeous! I understand completely about the cost of going to a center. I think it's better to make your own sanctuary
Jilly - that's great that you're working it into your daily routine!
I haven't done yoga since the cold weather hit. I was so spoiled by the gorgeous outdoor porch yoga that it feels less fun to do it inside. But I have to do it anyway. I have to make inside feel just as lovely.