Woah there! I can’t believe I’m consistently posting here. Good job self. Today I want to talk about healthy lifestyle.
I was so amazed at how yogis having the tendency to become vegetarian or vegan through time with their practice. As somebody who loves food, I can’t grasp the idea of not taking in meat. I have nothing against it, it’s just a personal preference. I am amazed at how they are very strict with their diet and how they can maintain it.
I fully understood this weeks after I started yoga, with understanding your own body and the hard work you put into it, preserving and being careful with what you eat is not a hard thing to do.
Through understanding your body, you feel what’s good to you and what’s bad for you and you’ll do what it takes to feel better.
Personally, I haven’t craved for soft drinks more than usual (everybody who knows me knows how much I love soft drinks) and starting yoga I do not want to put my hard work to waste and stopped drinking it. At the moment, although I still give in once in a while, I can get a week or so without it and not crave for it. That’s a huge step for me! I’m working my way to healthy living.
Warrior pose I (virabhadrasana)
This is one of the most done poses during my practice and here are some of what I learned from my individual practice and practicing in a class.
- Feet shouldbe firmly planted on the ground. Both feet, even the one that is not facing front.
- Pelvis should be at the center and not hinging forward. This for me makes the pose feel right and better although harder
- Fingers together and activate arm muscles to help in strengthening.
- Knee should be parallel to the ankle, make sure you can still see the top of your feet.
- Stretches the chest and lungs, shoulders and neck, belly, groins (psoas)
- Strengthens the shoulders and arms, and the muscles of the back
- Strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves, and ankles
Continue feeling better, friends.