Her yoga groove that is!
Yesterday I did Bob Harper’s Biggest Loser Yoga from OnDemand Exercise TV. It was only about 20-25 minutes, and very simple, but it was just what I needed. I did it after I did the shred (level 1), so since I was already sweaty my heart rate stayed up. It was fun. Bob started with a warmup (lots of arm movement), then moved into the workout (just a few vinyasa with brief holds), and then the cooldown (stretching, savasana). He talked throughout savasana, trying to convince you to just lay there and let your thoughts go. For someone new to yoga, this would be helpful… for me, it was a little annoying. But I probably did stay in savasana for longer that I normally would, just because he kept telling me to stay there!
Aside from the Biggest Loser Yoga, I’ve been doing yoga stretching after my cardio workouts. I usually do a down dog, a few Sun A’s, and frog pose on each side. I have actually been doing this since before I posted about my apparent loss of yoga love, but I wasn’t counting it as yoga… but you know what, it is!
I’ve also been shopping. I found these awesome long & lean tank tops at Target – I have so much trouble finding tank tops that are long enough, so if you’re tall (or even if you’re not) you should check them out. I think they’re $7.99. I got this purple one and it’s very comfy. They’re junior sizes, so they run small.
Speaking of cool buys, our cousins brought us back some green tea from Japan! Miwa visited her family a few weeks ago so when we saw them last Sunday she gave us this…
I put the loose leaf tea into the tea bag, then I put it in this pitcher (from the Korean market, Han Kook) and pour hot water over it. Sometimes I add a lemon, and sometimes I don’t. I usually just let it sit out for a while to steep and then I drink from the pitcher all day long.
Green tea has so many benefits – it has antioxidants, it can prevent cancer, it can raise metabolism, it can reduce the risk of heart disease, and it can even prevent tooth decay! Very cool.
What is your favorite kind of tea to drink? I like green tea a lot, but I also like flavored teas. Lupicia has flavors like lychee, sugar cookie, chocolate, and many more.
(P.S. Don’t forget about the Blogger Secret Ingredient – kabocha!)