I spent a very busy day (with major gratitude for my wonderful husband) working. All morning, I worked on my athletes’ training plans. At 1:30, I met the Carolina football team for recovery yoga; at 3:00, I led a two-hour clinic for the Ramblin’ Rose women’s only triathlon to be held next weekend. While posting to my Twitter page, I realized that not only does the yang of working with the football team (in their locker room, no less, as hypermasculine an environment as I’ve ever been in) balance with the yin of working with a group of rookie triathletes. There’s also the yin of yoga versus the yang of triathlon. So the balance was in place: the heat of football is tempered by the cool of yoga; the silver light of women trying a new thing is toned by the golden light of physical exertion.
Yin Yoga gives us a laboratory where we can be still and stay with sensation and our reaction to it for a longer period of time. It trains us to be with things as they are, for longer than we normally would.
Reclining Twists A relaxing series of reclining twists to stretch the chest and shoulders while releasing the hips. All you […]