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Notes and process on Yoga
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First: Jun 30, 2020
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gorum
Yin yoga has long stretch holds
coryetzkorn
Try adding a pigeon pose towards the end...
ethan
Yes, back to standing! Never made that ...
Went public

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; good slow movements.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; good downward dog

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; tight ham strings, keep your head down during downward dog maybe try @gorum’s recco on Yin Yoga

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3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; can hold stretches for longer periods of time. Need to figure out an organic way to do this. Can work on a more stable, slower and more present mountain pose.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; my mind is jumping around a lot during today’s session.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; moving fast through it because I’m tighter on time today. Body is tighter today too. Had to mix up the order, usually I ‘roll’ before doing this but I’ll come back to that. Baseline flexibility is higher. Would be cool to vary these sessions with new sequences. Maybe time to start studying this stuff a bit more.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; strong downward dog.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; heightened focus on anything that ‘expands’ my chest. Let my head drop more in the downward dog. Chest is still tight overall which bites. Drank a bunch of water before doing this.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; moving organically through this. Just felt really good to stretch today. My chest seems to be opening up and getting a bit stronger again. Hard to say until I try to lift some kettle bells though.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; feeling more flexible today. Might be cause I switched up the routine. Chest still tight.

Longer yoga session today to stretch out my chest and shoulders.

Laying on a bolster with a heat pack to further stretch out and relax chest / sternum.

Long stretching sessions are something I need to get used. Need to increase the duration over time.

I don’t know the names of all the poses I’m doing right now. But I’m probably going to keep working through this sequence so I’ll note them here in a bit.

Got in an extended session today that focused on stretching out my chest and work through whatever this sternum pain is. Doesn't seemed to help much yet but I'll keep working through it. I'm going to start isolating things in my daily routine and make some adjustments to try and figure out what's causing this.

Outside of my downward dog which has improved a bunch through the course of this journal it's probably worth just getting better at every possible hamstring stretch (lol). Just anything basically to counter-act the damage from using a computer regularly.

I have a standing desk but didn't use it as much over the holidays cause I had to work in diff settings. Maybe that compounded over time? Not sure but this definitely bites and some how I've managed to become curious about how to counter-act through specific repeated behaviours lol

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; moving through this quick today

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

other notes; just focused and moving through things right now. As the days progress I'd like to open up for longer sessions, with varied sequences. It'll happen.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

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A lot of lacrosse ball work on tight chest.

Other notes; strong downward dog. King Krule.

Yoga for a tight chest and shoulders today. Way beyond my skill level lol but cool to try some back bends and stuff. My chest is super tight the past few days. Happens every now and then in like my chest bone or chest muscles so just trying different stuff to stretch it out.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; really need the stretching right now. Body feels tight and sore. Def time for a massage and I probably need to integrate other forms of stretching into the mix. This kind of soreness went away for a bit but came back not exactly sure why yet. Only thing I can think of is ‘perhaps’ my yoga has not been as focused as it could be hard to say though. I’ll keep experimenting.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; mental fog past few days prob as a result of the routine being out of sync the past bit.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; feeling a bit colder today. A lot of thinking in general but also feel like things are fitting back into place.

1 sequence for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; back in my own place now. Just some quick stretching to have a strong down time and pick things up in the morning a lot to catch up on.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; hanging at my parents place for the holidays. Body is broken from this mattress lol. Gonna go back to sleeping on the floor tonight.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; last downward dog was good. Very present.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; body feels cold this morning. Feeling a bit warmer now. Interested in hot yoga.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; decent ‘warmth’. Decent flexibility.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; feeling good. Getting deeper into the downward dog over time. It’s cool to be making some progress.

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1 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; tight on time.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; tired this morning but all good. General flexibility increasing. Feeling nice and warm. Last downward dog got real deep lol.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; feeling more general flexibility and warmth. Child’s pose seems to be getting more loose in a good way. It’s interesting how when there’s pain my mind instantly darts out of the present moment. I practiced bringing it back and just observing the experience. Last downward dog seemed to have improved focus and awareness.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; feeling generally more flexible today but still tight relative to some others day. I find as it’s getting colder here my body tenses up more or something. Might just be part of my own mental processing but feels that way. Last downward dog was ok could have been better. Not relaxed enough through it.

1 sequence for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; routine is off today!

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; feeling more general flexibility through the movements. A lot of lag time getting into this that I’m working on. Last downward dog was good.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; feeling more flexible this morning.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; was super tight this morning. last downward dog was an experience lol. Everything I stretch during it seems super beneficial but the experience through it can suck. Afterwards I feel great though. Hard to describe. Breathing improves.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; not the easiest thing doing yoga first thing in the morning (7AM~), seems like one of those things that gets a lot easier the more you build on it. Was feeling pretty tight this morning especially in that lest downward dog. Held it for over a minute with some deep breathing and it really opened things up.

1 sequence for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; way tired today so states across everything will be limited.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; very relaxed. Great stretch in the last downward dog.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; attention seemed a bit better in moments. Especially the last downward dog. Feeling more flexible.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; attention wavered at times. Could be because of music, but was in the mood. Feel stiffer in the early morning.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; downward dog felt good. Spent most of my day standing instead of sitting. Could think less.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; moving calmly. Trying not to think.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; big abdominal strain or cramp on the last sequence. That was painful. Probably makes sense to do some deep breathing before I begin so I’m looser and relaxed before doing this. Also perhaps moving too fast through poses.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; continual improvements on downward dog through using the timer.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; timer continues to work well for downward dog improvements. Slowly starting to feel stronger and more flexible in the pose.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; timer continues to work well. Sleep quality seems to limit the kind of states I can achieve while doing this. Need to figure out if I can set concurrent timers on my phone.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; setting a timer on the last downward dog of the last sequence seems to have continual benefits. It's interesting how that works. You try to do a whole thing and then improve just one component of it at a time. Right now I only set a timer on the last downward dog of the last sequence so the next organic step of graduation would be to set a timer on the last two and then all three. Then from there slowly start increasing the duration of each downward dog. Once I'm a lot better at that pose, I can start working on another pose and so on.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; holding a downward dog for higher durations in the last sequence seems to be helping a lot with my overall flexibility in that movement. Got a cramp in the last one that took me out of it for a moment.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; held the last downward dog for a longer duration. Not feeling well (but recovering) so keeping things light. Yoga is cool in that you can play with its intensity and experiential range a lot.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; I set a timer for 1 min on the last downward dog. This seems really useful. Something to build off of. As I feel I’m getting stronger and more flexible I can continually increase the duration.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Other notes; I held the last downward dog for much longer than usual. This makes sense. The last one of the last sequence, continually try to hold it for longer periods. Continually better form.

3 sequences for posture

— Mountain pose
— Standing forward fold palms clasped
— Halfway lift
— Standing forward fold
— Plank
— Sphinx / Locust / Locust, palms clasped
— Child’s pose
— downward dog

Could likely improve by timing my downward dog. Holding it for longer and having a generally understood minimum in terms of time.

3 sequences for posture

I’ll note the specifics of what I do soon, I work off a memorization of the sequence.

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3 sequences for posture

Feeling tight today

I’ll switch back to a standing desk set up today

I’ll note the contents of my sequences, I don’t know the names of everything but I have it memorized. It’s all about building up to a strong downward dog which seems to be the inverse position of using a computer to make things all day.

- 3 sequences for posture
- since I’ve made this journal publicly viewable now, it’s probably worth noting that I have been doing some form of yoga for 135 consecutive days.
- I’ll start sharing more insights as they come to me

3 sequences for posture
Switched from a standing to sitting set up while trying to find a new place to work. Feeling it’s effects. Will slowly switch back.

- 1 sequence for posture (rushed)
- physical stuff took a hit today because of a lack of sleep

1 sequence for posture
- getting through things quick to prioritize sleep
- better to do this during the day during OFF time

1 sequence for posture.

Couldn’t find more time today. Under the weather. Just felt like resting all day.

1 sequence for posture. Feeling tight in my left calf. I’m going to try and get a better session in tomorrow. Focusing on getting to bed earlier tonight

1 very quick sequence for posture. I'll pick this up tomorrow in a solid session.

1 postural sequence. I will dive deeper into this tomorrow. Getting ready for bed

3 postural sequences. Really good form with Sachi pushing on the child’s pose which always feels really good.

3 postural sequences. Downward dog stretch is getting better which was a personal goal :)

2 sequences for posture. Kind of rushed not bad. Good breathing. I can put more time into this if I start earlier.

Rushed sequence that was interrupted by Kaito. I have a stye or something on my eye so it hurts when I bend over I’m focused on recovering.

1 postural sequence tonight. Rushed. Optimizing for sleep time over the next week with Sachi gone to Vancouver and being needing to be alert throughout the day

Rushed yoga. Just a couple of stretches to my back. I need to be better at transitioning from writing right into yoga tomorrow. If I don’t get a good writing and reading session in by 830 I need to accept where I’m at and move on.

3 complete sequences for posture. Was a little distracted because Kaito was playing around me but worth it still to hang with them for a bit this morning.

3 sequences of yoga for posture. Sachi pushes on my back during child’s pose. Helps a lot.

Completed 3 sequences to improve my posture. One of the interesting things that is happening through this experiment is that I am feeling more connected with my feet. In general I have always been more connected with my hands because I see them and use them very often. I use my feet often as well but usually when I am walking. And when I am walking my mind is in some other place. The benefit of this yoga has been that I see the value of my feet in the overall system of my body. I enjoy them. I enjoy walking on them and I enjoy what they do for me. :)

Completed 3 yoga sequence for posture. This and meditation are the best ways to start my day. On the weekends I need to adjust so this still happens. I have to figure out my sleep. I need a way of remembering all the shitty things that can happen if I don’t sleep well.

Completed 3 sequences of postural yoga. I like doing this in the morning but nice to get it done. I am feeling a lot more flexible which is great.

3 sequences without child’s pose or any of the other laying down things because I was outside on grass with dirt.

Kaito woke up earlier this morning and he wanted breakfast on the roof (lol). Sachi made him some toast and we all sat on the roof. I did yoga while Sachi laid in the hammock and Kaito ate his toast.

I complete a complete 3 sequences to improve my posture.

I enjoy doing yoga in the morning before my meditation. It’s a great way to start the day and when the day is ending I’m always happy that it’s already done.

I did a complete yoga sequence for posture on the first floor. It’s cool that I am starting my day with this today. Feels like the right way to start. It’s so in the opposite direction of a busy mind, it’s perfect. I remember when I used to just wake up and rush into the day. I hate doing that and I’m glad I don’t any more. These are things that discipline helps you do.

Started my day with yoga today. Seems like the optimal way to do it. I found that doing yoga before meditation helped with my posture during meditation. It was nice. I felt more calm open and ready for meditation today.

1 posture sequence. It's not a complete session yet but it's interesting how things just increase little by little when you keep doing them each day.

Child’s pose. Downward dog.

Not a full session today. Goes to show that the ideal time for me to do yoga is in the morning immediately after meditation or perhaps before it. Perhaps sachi can drop kaito off to day care in the mornings and I can pick him up.

Complete posture yoga sequence. It feels good to do yoga in the morning. I tried to do it after meditation today. I wonder if it makes more sense to do it before and see how that affects my meditation. I’ll edit that and try it tomorrow. Also I should bring a yoga mat to the third floor for when I go to the roof to do yoga.

Completed a full posture yoga sequence today. A big improvement from previous entries. It only takes 11 minutes so I can actually do this every day if I just plan things correctly. I can definitely do it on my lower rest days, but I will try and do it every day from now on.

Mountain pose, this extended back thing, back bend, childs pose, downward dog.

Not an amazing yoga routine or anything yet but at least I am taking time to stretch something every day. We will get there!

One sequence of posture yoga. It seems the best time to do this is immediately after meditation in the morning. Maybe this is something I can build on.

Downward down and child’s pose. Need to find some time to increase these sessions!

Did a bit of back bend and downward dog. Need to really keep at this. Will be really helpful for me I think

Ran the lacrosse ball across my body. Not exactly yoga but a good starting point in taking some time to rest my body and stretch parts out especially when I’m working out so much through the day.

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