After a discussion and swim lesson with Dave Williams, I’ve committed myself to getting in two good swims a week. While I don’t have the time it would take to really improve on the swim (where I am merely adequate), I can’t get by in Pinehurst on the haphazard, inchoate 1500 yards a week I’ve… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Yoga
I’ve lucked into a network of kindred souls who also blog and podcast and are obsessed with triathlon: Simply Stu, who’s going to interview me for his great podcast later this week, and Roman Mica, an entertaining writer who invited me to contribute to the Race Athlete Performance Network, where today you can find me… Read more »
I’ve just posted the next episode of the podcast. Where does the time go? It’s been a month since episode 4. This one is straightforward: sun salutations with lunges. A warm-up, a cool-down, a workout in itself. It’s not very original (I could cue the sequence in my sleep!), but it is effective. The pictures… Read more »
Sun Salutations This eleven-minute sequence can serve as a warm-up, a cool-down, or a workout in itself. Starting with three half salutes, we move through four sun salutations: first a high lunge; then a balancing high lunge; a low, crescent lunge; and a crescent lunge with a twist. All you need to practice the sequence… Read more »
To prep for the Daddy and Me yoga class I’m subbing tomorrow, and to get some pictures for June’s issue of Endurance, highlighting youth fitness, we played with various partner yoga poses. Very fun.
The new podcast episode is up. On my friend Brad’s advice, I made sure to create chapters in the file. You can skip ahead to the various transitions using the fast-forward key, and you can pause to linger, which would be especially fruitful in Pigeon.
Pigeon Sequence This sequence addresses the hips and hamstrings, which are chronically tight in athletic bodies. We move from Pigeon Pose to Head-to-Knee, ending with a twist. (In Sanskrit, it’s Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Janu Sirsasana, and Marichiyasana III.) If you have knee problems, be especially careful in Pigeon; you may need to simply sit on… Read more »
I’ve laid down the voice and music tracks for my fourth podcast episode, a classic yoga for athletes sequence of Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Janu Sirsasana, and Marichiyasana III. (It’s easier to do than it is to pronounce—I use the English names of the poses on the podcast.) Now for the art. My friend Bryan asked… Read more »
This guy has a point about triathletes. If you are one, activate your self-deprecating sense of humor and click through. And this guy, Stephen, is an inspiration, as well as a really good customer service rep for Training Peaks, the online training log I’ve used for three years. (If you’re in the market, also check… Read more »
Here is my ad for the April issue of Endurance. It shows up a little funny here but looks good in reality. Spacing didn’t let me say exactly what the lessons are in the lessons line; I hope it’s obvious enough from the word YOGA below. You’ll see that I’ve gone with a different format… Read more »