If I had to declare my favorite yoga pose, I think this would be it! I often do it before bed & upon rising. I really like the stretch! It was easy enough to slip this stretch in today!
Carol M. replied August 18, 2012 at 3:02 UTC:
I am not very flexable, but I did it. I relax and did my breathing. It has been a stressful week and this helped.
The important thing is that it made me think more about the yoga I should be doing every day. I have a job that I hate and I need something to help destress me. Yoga will be a big help as well as this track. It is my first day here :)
I did it.Very funny and relaxing :)
Easy and done! Yeah water aerobics
Fun Fact: The butterfly pose is also known as the tailor's pose, so named for the position in which tailors would traditionally sit to sew.
I'm sitting in this pose as I sit on my bed with the laptop :-)
A butterfly I'm not but I did the pose and was able to breath and relax at the same time! That's an accomplishment for me. I will admit it took longer than the challenge stated but I kept at it until I was fairly comfortable and relaxed.. I read someplace that if you find a yoga pose difficult then practice that pose for a few weeks or months if necessary. I do have several pins in my hip and I have difficulty with some stretches but I think I should be able to do better than I'm doing. Butterfly Pose is now on the evening agenda.
Day three Cathy. We're on track and the finish line is almost within sigh. What a joyous ride it is!
Smiles to all with good wishes for a most enjoyable and rewarding weekend.
Tricia M. replied August 17, 2012 at 21:30 UTC:
Happy Purple Friday, DC! Go Ravens!!! Yes, even in pre-season I'm excited about football! It was fabulous to see so many people wearing their Ravens gear at the grocery store today! But then again, for me just being at the grocery store is fabulous! :-)
James, thanks for your beeeeeeaaaaauuuuutiful words of encouragement today. I always say the points are nice, but it's the messages that mean the most. You have a way of saying the most meaningful things in such few words...unlike me. Lol. Might I say that it gave me butterflies. ;-) I can't believe tomorrow we'll begin hiking down the mountain again. For now, let's just have a picnic on the mountaintop and enjoy the view. This is the perfect place to have a healthy dinner and watch all the butterflies flutter by. Hey! Maybe we can even stay in the buttlerfly pose while we eat!
James' Challenge: Plan your dinner and any after-dinner snacks so they don't feature spicy or fatty foods.
Tonight for dinner I will be making pizza. It's not the healthiest meal in the world, but it's far less fatty than pizza from a restaurant and it will have some veggies on it. It will have lots of oregano, but that will be it for the spices. Unless it's for my cheat meal I can handle skipping fatty foods for dinner. Spicy, not so much. Most of the time I have spicy (not necessarily hot) food for dinner. I grew up eating spicy food and I don't plan on changing that. :-P
My Challenge: Sit in the butterfly pose with the soles of your feet together.
How to do it
Do the butterfly yoga pose: First, sit on the floor with your back straight. Slowly bring the soles of your feet together. Hold on to your ankles, and let your knees drop as close as they can to the floor. Your legs should form a little diamond shape in front of you. Don't force your knees down or pull your feet in toward your groin. Close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths.
How I did it
I think the "How to do it" explains this very well. I'm glad it mentions deep breathing. That's a huge component of yoga and a great way to relieve stress. I think I've had this challenge three times now. I remember the first time I had it I didn't think I could do it. But then I tried and I did. It's a great stretch and the deep breathing makes it that much better. I did this sitting on the bed. It's much more comfortable than sitting on the floor. I wouldn't exactly call this butterfly beautiful...lol...but the challenge is done. :)
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