Fearless 14: Pigeon

We did a version of tomorrow's pose in May's yoga challenge, and I wanted to revisit it.  The pose is a variation of Pigeon or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana.  I also want to start off by reiterating that cats do not care about yoga. ANYWAY:  In many classes you fold forward at the hips and rest … Continue reading Fearless 14: Pigeon

Fearless 14: Bow

Tomorrow's pose is Bow pose or Dhanurasana.  This pose is one I used to hate.  Actually, I don't like it too much now, but that's why I've included it in this challenge.  If you take a yoga teacher training, be prepared to find yourself asking, "What ELSE makes me uncomfortable?"  You will become a seeker … Continue reading Fearless 14: Bow

Fearless 14: Dolphin

We are halfway through the Fearless 14 Challenge, and tomorrow's pose is Dolphin. If you have wrist problems, I recommend doing Dolphin pose instead of Downward Facing Dog.  Dolphin is great on its own though.  It's an upper body, back and core strengthener while providing a great stretch for your calves and hamstrings.  You can … Continue reading Fearless 14: Dolphin

Fearless 14: Upward Plank

It's Day 6, and my clothes are back on!  There are several "heart openers" included in this fearless challenge.  If your chest is open, you breathe better.  When you breathe better, you tend to do better.  Maybe we need sufficient oxygen to our brains to make good decisions.  Who knows?  Try this simple task:  While sitting … Continue reading Fearless 14: Upward Plank

Fearless 14: Sphinx and Seal

It's Day 5, and I'm still getting comfortable with the uncomfortable.  I openly admit that learning to accept my body has been a life long journey for me.  Posting pictures of myself doing yoga in of itself is an uncomfortable exercise.  I have come a long way in the past six months, but I sometimes … Continue reading Fearless 14: Sphinx and Seal