I am feeling so much better today. My husband mentioned that the green curry we ordered last night at a restaurant seemed extra creamy.. like maybe it had cream in it not just coconut milk. That would help explain yesterday’s terribly low and frustrated energy. It is entirely possible I had a lactose product because my tummy has been swollen and hard and I seem to have some hives on my hands again. Fun stuff. Really.
I borrowed a sequence tonight from Mary Esther Middleton at Yoga Sense. I did most of the “yoga postures for the immune system” sequence which was very nice and unlike anything I would ever think up. It was interesting to notice that many of my least favorite postures are exactly the ones I should be doing. This sequence was full of bronchial clearing, nasal cleansing, immune boosting asanas. I hate almost every single one of them. I feel great now though. My head feels clearer and I feel a lot less bloated than I did an hour ago. I took a few postures out because I thought the sequence would be too long. It wasn’t. I will do this sequence again but with all the postures.
My lesson for tonight? Spend more time doing asanas you shy away from.
45 minutes of Hatha yoga
- Breath of Fire (Kapalabhati)
- Alternate Nostril Breath (Nadi Shodhana)
- Boat Pose
- Cow Face Pose (Gomukasana)
- Camel (Ustrasana)
- Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Bow (Dhanurasana)
- Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
- Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
- Bridge (Setu Bhandasana)
- Fish (Matsyasana)