Category: yoga

  • soft like thin, perfectly kneaded out dough

    It’s funny how when people get older their muscles seems to disappear. So when you hug them, you can feel their bones through their flesh, and the flesh is softer than it was before. Like their bodies have given up on muscle and started concentrating on other things. And their skin has gotten soft, soft […]

  • lots of talk about exercise

    Another long post! I’m making sure there’s more talk about feelings and gender and power in DJing and dance. Even if they’re just mine. :D I’ve been doing some pretty hard core exercise lately, which you’d know if a) you follow me on twitter, b) are a real live hooman friend of mine, c) I’d […]

  • fitness: yoga

    duration: 01:15 Vetoed the kneeling poses and had much less pain afterwards. But discovered that the salute to the sun motions are actually really rough on my knee. Will these aches and pains never end?

  • fitness: yoga

    duration: 1hr, effort: 4/5 feeling: great Lovely yoga. Dealt with some incipient knee ache. Going to aim for 2 yogas and 2 runs this week. Because I love yoga a lot. Next week we’ll see if I’m ready for 3 runs and 2 yogas.

  • fitness: yoga

    feeling: great, effort: 3/5, time: 1:00 Lovely. It’s so good for my sore joints. I avoided the scary shoulder stands for a session of getting-things-right and aiming for perfect alignment.

  • fitness: yoga

    time: 01:00, feeling: good, effort: 4/5 Great! Yoga is really helping my post-running aches. Serious groin stretches in this class were a little intense, though.

  • fitness: yoga

    time: 1hr, effort: 4/5 feeling: great Great! Yoga is really helping my post-running aches. Serious groin stretches in this class were a little intense, though.

  • fitness: yoga

    time: 1.10, effort: 4/5, feeling: bloody excellent. omg. I have _missed_ yoga. All those lovely endorphines, all that stretching and strengthening, but without the harsh impact, aching joints and aggressive motorists. I am BACK on the yoga wagon. yoga

  • running -> exercise -> dancing -> jazz history

    There’s a man upstairs in our bathroom banging and hammering and sawing. It’s really loud. Bathing without a shower is difficult, but not that bad. It’ll be nice when we get our shower back, though. Meanwhile, I’m still on the c25k, and did the first run of week 5 today. It’s a nine week program, […]

  • more pakour

    Watching this (occasionally annoying) video about pakour/freerunning, I was struck by the similarities between these jumps and lindy hop. I’m most interested in the landings, and in the way momentum or velocity are managed. I don’t know a whole lot about the science of this stuff, so my comments are purely ill-informed conjecture. When this […]