Pose of the Week – Uttanasana

Yoga has been rough lately. I’ve been traveling off and on, have some personal stress, and then I had this inner ear problem that messed up my equilibrium.  I am a little behind in my goal, but thankfully I have plenty of time and opportunity to catch up.  I’ve definitely noticed the effects of the lack … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Uttanasana

Pose of the Week -Savasana

Savasana, or corpse pose, is best known as the final relaxation after a yoga practice.  It's certainly not as easy as it looks, and that's why I am choosing it for "pose of the week".  First, two references from Yoga Journal: Basic Pose Information Struggle of Savasana I've never been particularly good at clearing my mind … Continue reading Pose of the Week -Savasana

Pose of the Week – Padmasana

I've only had one opportunity to do Padmasana or lotus pose in my health club practices, but it's always been a pose that I am comfortable doing.  I guess a lot of that comes from the fact that I generally chose to sit in half-lotus and I have since I was a little kid.  In fact, … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Padmasana

Dog Yoga

I’m offering this new class for stress reduction. It’s called “dog yoga”. I promise you’ll laugh so much that all of the stress will just melt away. Check out a couple excepts from my class.... Options include one or two dogs, but I highly recommend the “two dog” variety for ultimate relaxation. There were so … Continue reading Dog Yoga

What Being Cold Does to Blood Pressure!

I just finished the second semester of anatomy and physiology and one of the topics we studied was the heart.  I was hoping one of our final exam essay questions would be on blood pressure because I've been measuring mine for over a year and felt I could eloquently discuss the topic, as well as … Continue reading What Being Cold Does to Blood Pressure!

Back in Control… Somewhat

The weekend was challenging, but I started to get back on track, as best I could, given my plans. I guess I technically didn't have to eat that Movie Theatre Popcorn over the weekend; regardless, I've had three "good" days in a row (good meaning less than 50g of net carbs). My weight has recovered, … Continue reading Back in Control… Somewhat

Clarified Focus

For this 90-days, I chose to use the InnerGuide planner and it was really an eye-opening experience. As I mentioned in My 2nd 90-Day Goals, I thought I knew what my goals would be before I started the planner, but they took a different path after I did. Now that I am a week into … Continue reading Clarified Focus

1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 3 Met

When I started this 90-day journey, I came up with five goals that I shared. They were as follows: “Have an abdomen measurement of less than 30 inches”. “Develop a derailment plan that will successfully get me back on the wagon when I lose focus.” “Exercise at least 150 minutes per week and enjoy it.” … Continue reading 1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 3 Met

Blood Pressure – Also on the Decline

Since my resting heart rate looked so good, I decided to plot my morning blood pressure measurements over time. I had previously tried to do my average blood pressure over the week (considering all measurements), but there is so much variability over the course of a day that the overall effect of the downward trend … Continue reading Blood Pressure – Also on the Decline