My body felt like yoga was the way to go cos I slept funny on the plane and my back is all bunched up. I often get a sore back or neck (I like to tell myself it’s cos my muscles are so strong that they are working super hard all the time, don’t think too much about the logic behind that cos it doesn’t really make sense) but some sweet yoga always feels beautiful on it. Running often bunches up my back a lot too so this kind of yoga is gonna be a very regular thing now that I’m starting my exciting half marathon training.
Some of my personal favourite yoga poses for a sore back or neck (please remember I am the least flexible person ever but I think that yoga is for everyone and maybe in particular for people like me who look ridiculous doing it 🙂 )
Also please ignore the less than perfect floor, basement yoga is classy fo’ shizzle.
Standing forward fold: uttanasana-
Extended triangle pose/utthita-trikonasana:
Downward dog/urdhva mukha svanasana-
Upward facing dog/urdhva mukha svanasana
Sometimes I just whip out one or two of these poses during the day if my back is sore, but if I have time I love to do a few sequences of them all to really loosen up my back.
After my yoga extravaganza I went to the Superstore for some much needed groceries now that I am staying in Vancouver. I found the perfect size coffee cup that I really need in my life:
And a very appropriate size box of mini wheats:
And the sky in the car park wasn’t too bad either 😉
As soon as I got home I fired up the new slow cooker with some tofu carrot soup of my own invention (empty two cans of random soup into the slow cooker with chopped up carrots and tofu and beans- wish me luck 😉 ). I am pretty much ready to go on master chef at this point, I will fill out an application as soon as I get time in my busy schedule.
And then because the soup won’t be done for a few hours and because this is always a good thing to do I had a random ice cream snack. Again, cookie dough is the best way to go, every other flavour pales in comparison for me. There is also a random bit of muffin in there cos that’s how I roll.
Ending the day with hot vegetarian soup and a sweet movie is the way to go. You need to see The Next Three Days right now ok? I have watched it at least twelve times cos it is awesome and I make all my friends watch it with me and we are besties so you need to watch it too 🙂 plus Russell Crow is the man and he is a kiwi like me 🙂
Anyone seen The Next Three days? – if not, please go do so now.