International Day of Yoga

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Sunday was International Day of Yoga. I went to the event in Irvine, held outdoors at Mike Ward Community Park. The weather was lovely. For the most part, I relaxed and did some people watching. I did take part in 2 classes though. The one geared towards kids was the easiest for me, as far as keeping up with the teacher.

Yoga has been part of my life for 4 years now. I think it has helped with my recovery from cancer treatments and now is a normal part of my daily routine. I start my day with a twenty-minute meditation and then ten minutes of yoga. At the end of my day, I do another ten minutes.

I still have balance issues, left over from chemo and radiation. I can barely feel my legs from my knees down but that doesn’t stop me from doing what I can do. When I’m home, I use a chair to do poses. The ones on the floor are a bit easier because they don’t require good balance.

I recently found this quote that resonated with me. I remind myself of it whenever I feel frustrated.

i am not my disability

“Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.”

Be well and move your body!

Inge

Yoga to Support Healthy Adrenals

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The last couple days I have been feeling energy in my upper chest and the only way I can describe it is: the vibration a car makes when you step on the gas pedal while it in park. It’s a revving sensation and this morning I figured out its my adrenals. Last month I had my meridians tested while I was at the Integrated Health Conference and my adrenals came up high. I don’t have adrenal fatigue but they could use a tune-up. I didn’t do anything about it, until today. I have been slacking when it comes to paying attention to my body but today that changes. I have to practice what I preach. Right? Right!

I have always been easily “wound up” and can get restless or jittery. I learned that’s associated with my adrenal glands. It’s ok to feel excited but that’s not what I experienced; it was more anxiousness due to being around annoying people. I know. I know. I am responsible for my own emotions and all that jazz but I am still working on that part of me. Hopefully practicing more restorative yoga will help.

So I meditated on it and asked my body what is the best way to get my adrenals back in balance and I came up with yoga. Restorative yoga.

I usually do about 15 minutes of yoga in the morning but today I practiced for forty minutes. I listened to my body and continued until I felt relaxed.

The video below is what I listened to and am still listening to as I write this. There are plenty of free videos on YouTube and I suggest finding something that you resonate with. Today I chose Native American drumming.