This morning I woke up and did a 75-minute Dave Farmar yoga podcast. It was the podcast from 9/19/08, and it was fabulous. There was one sequence where he made us go from crow to chaturanga 3 times in a row, and my arms were begging for a rest. There were some awesome flows, and at the end he held pidgeon for ages (several minutes probably?).
Before I went into savasana I added a bridge (5 breaths), a handstand, and a headstand. I still do handstand and headstand next to a wall for security. How long did it take you to do these poses away from a wall? Most of my practice is on my own, so I didn’t try a headstand until about a month ago when I took a class and the teacher taught me the right technique. Since then I’ve been working on getting my balance. I also learned handstand about a month ago, but to be honest I don’t practice that one as often.
After my shower I made another batch of stovetop oats for breakfast. I got daring today and added wheat germ. In this bowl:
- 3/4 cup oats
- cinnamon, vanilla, dash of salt
- 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk at the end
- 1-2 tablespoons melted honey
- 1-2 tablespoons wheat germ
My heart-healthy portion of oats from yesterday kept my hunger at bay for over 4.5 hours, which is truly incredible for me. I usually end up snacking on fruit less than 2 hours after I have breakfast, but I didn’t even think about lunch until 3p (I had the oats at 10:30a), and I could have held off longer except that eating lunch after 3p would have been a little ridiculous. This breakfast is a keeper.