Yoga Challenge: 2 Week Results (photo progression)

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It has been 16 days since I posted my first pictures of my chosen Yoga Poses.  Since then, I have tried to incorporate Yoga daily, whether it be a 10 minute/50 minute Tara Stiles YouTube video, or practicing Yoga by myself on the beach.  After viewing the difference between my Week One & Week Two Poses, I realize that to continue to make big changes (and even maintain changes) I need to start practicing longer every day and a bigger variety of poses.  I tend to do the same Tara Stiles Video (which I love because it’s 50 minutes) and I can see the poses that are repeated in that video are the ones I am seeing the biggest improvements in (downward dog, low lunge, etc)  When I get home I plan to attend more Yoga classes!  Continue reading

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My Personal Yoga Challenge: Day One

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After abusing my body for 32 years, I have come to the realization that something needs to change.  I have played sports my whole life, and played sports HARD!  I topped my career as a college basketball player, and before spent my life playing 3 sports.  My body has been banged, sprained, bruised, broken, screened, slide tackled…you get the point. I would practice/play hard for 2 hours without any stretching or recovery.  Needless to say, I am now a hot mess.  In the words of my massage therapist, “my heart breaks for you” and “you are top 3 tightest people I have massaged in my career”.  I usually love top 3 finishes, but not in this category! Continue reading