Rest day, will be back tomorrow!
I love doing Yoga in the mornings before work, Bill is fabulous. It’s all about breathing and breath. That’s why he’s called “The Breath Guy” lol. He knows my weaknesses too, like how I align my body, especially my feet.
Bill also puts together some great workshops. I went to his Yintuition workshop, which is gentle yoga without the heat. The class was nearly two hours, but it went by fast because of Bill’s calming and soothing nature. (Don’t get too comfy — he’s a Drill Sergeant in his hot yoga classes) He’ll give you a kickass session but it’s all about “tough shit and soft love” :)
Worked up a sweat last night, slept well too. It was my first time taking Vanessa’s class. I really liked her teaching style and look forward to seeing her every Tuesday. Yoga in the evenings rock, especially after a stressful work day. Sometimes in the beginning it’s hard for me to focus cause I have all these projects dancing in my head. Once I get into the groove (technically just look at myself in the mirror) I tend to focus better and maintain my balance.
I signed up for a six week yoga challenge, if you’re an avid reader of my blog you know I love stepping up to a challenge. Brian (owner of California Yoga Company) provided us with tips and six tests which was a mix of sleeping patterns, how we eat, what we eat, what sort of foods stick best to our body type and a parasite test.
Parasites come from something as simple as getting a filling from the dentist, the water we drink from the tab to the fruits/veggies we eat.
My score fell in the moderate range, so I need to keep a close eye on everything and maybe tweak some things here and there.
I’m currently 180 (12st 12lbs) which isn’t too bad after a year keeping off most of my weight, I tend to flux 5 to 10lbs here and there. I’m at a good starting point.
Week 1: 3-5 classes
Week 2: 4-5 classes
Week: 5 classes
Week 4: 3 classes
Week 5: 4-5 classes
Week 6: 4-5 classes
I will begin my six week juice fast and yoga marathon. Please support me. Respect the fact I can’t go out and eat with you but I can still hang out. (even bring juice with me to dinner) Let’s do this.
I’m a 5th generation San Franciscan, from my mom’s side. I was fortunate enough to have this wonderful neighbor Alice Casassa who became my surrogate grandmother, she knew my mom’s fathers family. She used to tell me stories about old San Francisco, especially the Richmond District where I was born and brought up. Over the past couple of years, there have been these Facebook pages called “Humans of _______ (country, city, place)” I created one for the Richmond District. It’s a page where I can share history with others and knowledge about my neighborhood. To showcase the culture and diversity that makes our neighborhood (city) so unique.
Over the years it’s been dubbed little Chinatown (Clement Street) to little Russia (Clement Street).
This is just my project but belongs to all my neighbors who care to share photos of the Richmond district, it’s people and businesses.
I invite you to like the page and start sharing pictures. :)
Time and time again, yoga has saved my life. Juicing saved my life too. For me the Monnier Hot Yoga Method is amazing, I always feel pushed, I always feel challenged - I thrive on a challenge.
I haven’t blogged in a few months, just sort of lost the motivation to blog. Nothing bad has happened, quite the opposite seems are pretty good despite some complicated parental issues (my father’s health). I’ve learn to let go, you can’t help others who don’t want to help themselves.
The six week yoga challenge comprises of dedicated myself to practicing continuously for the next six weeks, to break through any emotional walls and barriers that stop me from going on with my practice, to do something for me. If you live in the Bay Area and you are up the challenge. Check out it out http://calyogacompany.com/6-weeks-to-change-your-life
April 7th… will be blogging daily about my yoga challenge.
Still had about 15 more days to go, but I decided that I’m good for now. I have some intense training ahead of me and I notice I’m not doing too well with my PT I don’t have enough energy. It’s quite odd, but I will take it as a sign that my body needs this salad right in front of me.