Yoga + Oats = Bliss

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.

17 Replies to “Yoga + Oats = Bliss”

  1. I love headstand, it’s my favorite pose! It took me a long while to do it in the middle of the room. Now, everytime I practice yoga, I’d add that pose at the end for about 2-3 min (which lasts like forever!) 😀

  2. Is that a wooden spoon?! I love it!

    I’ve never done the headstand – I have a delicate skull, haha it hurts!

  3. i wanted to thank you for the yoga videos you suggested…i’m def thinking of looking into them because i simply can’t find videos i really like anymore!

  4. Pigeon Pose for several minutes? I gotta try that podcast! I keep hearing such great things about Dave Farmar. I haven’t done many headstands, but when I do, I definitely still use the wall. No handstands yet, but I’ll get there.

    I’m trying your oats tomorrow. So excited!

  5. Ha – last to leave a comment last night and first to leave one this morning. Oh my gosh Maggie – these oats were so filling. I made your exact recipe, but instead of the honey, I added 2 whopping spoonfuls of nut butter. I feel like I have a brick in my stomach. I love eating hearty in the morning – thank you!!!!

  6. I went to the most awesome yoga studio for about 3 months, 4 times a week, so I tried them during the second month- i was in SUCH a zone it was awesome i felt so strong! It would probably take a me a little while to get them back now! I can rock pigeon anytime though 😀

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