I think the best most enjoyable time for hiking is autumn. You’re less sweaty and oh those gorgeous turning leaves.
. . .day 8 of Sacred Power of the Goddess. Today was the day of Lord Shiva & flow is the theme.
“Shiva is known as the destroyer, the lord of transformation and the patron god of Yoga.” (taken from the Sacred Power of the Goddess program from My Yoga Online)
This was an awesome routine. My body felt as though it was working even though this was a nice rhythmic flow of movement. It had wonderful repetition which I enjoy sometimes because I am able to just flow & not have to look up at the screen to double check I just understood what pose we are doing as they announce them in Sanskrit from time to time & let’s face it- I am no at all fluent. The “dance,” of Shiva poses that the instructor incorporated were super & at first challenging for my balance, but after I connected my breath to the movements it was fun. The instructor had such a soothing voice & I will be bookmarking her name as she was inspiring. I didn’t check to see what the duration of this video was before I started & it flew by being as it was 43 minutes long.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day! =] Typically Leif & I would go for a hike but it has been snowing since around 9ish this morning so I doubt we’ll take E out in this icky weather. Last night we hooked the bike trailer up for the first time & tried it out. E rode behind Leif’s bike & I followed on mine as we cruised around for a bit, stopped at a park, & headed back on home. She loved it as I was hoping she would so that we can utilize it this summer & not drive the van so much.
Today in the Sacred Power of the Goddess the theme is radiate! This practice was focused on the Goddess Lakshmi. She represents abundance & beauty. This practice has wonderful twists as to correlate with a story about Lakshmi. For the first time in awhile I felt a wonderful stretch in my legs during downward dog, this was after the first set of twists in this video & after working the right side of my body the instructor mentioned that you might feel your right leg is longer than your left & by golly I did. Usually I rush my twists a bit too much but I was mindful during this practice to take them slow & it paid off. Once again I fell asleep during Shavasana for a few minutes.
There was also a reading to go along with today as there are most days, but this one is entitled “”A Reminder: You Have the Body of a Goddess.” It was an incredible read. I highly suggest it to you Goddesses!
Link to day 7 of Sacred Power of the Goddess: Radiate with Lakshmi Flow Yoga