Poses to Prepare For Meditation

I’ve been doing A LOT of research on meditation, and when I saw this article in Yoga Journal I was so excited to share this with you!

 

17 Poses to Prep for Mindful Meditation

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The Daily Yoga Challenge

Even though I haven’t written in a while, what few posts I wrote previously should give you a good idea about what I love, tae kwon do (I got my black belt recommend, BTW, and test for my 1st degree at the end of March! Squeee!) and running.

A million years ago, I practiced yoga a few times a week. I used to be flexible, and one could argue I’m still pretty bendy. As I’ve gotten older, had more kids, and started cramming more into each day (in addition to homeschooling my four, I’m also teaching tae kwon do a few nights a week), I’ve put yoga on the back burner. The less yoga I practice, the more aches I notice (this could be because I’m a busy mom over 30, but I’m going to say it’s because I’m not stretching enough and maybe sitting too much).

So starting tomorrow (who says you have to start ANYTHING on a Monday?) and going through my birthday on April 21st (yep, totally arbitrary time frame), my goal is to do at least 30 minutes of yoga a day, every day.

And because I like video workouts, here are the DVDs I have so far (in no particular order):

– Kathy Smith Project You Core/Flex Yoga

– Rodney Yee’s Power Yoga Collection

– Yoga For Stress Relief And Flexibility

– Shiva Rea Core Yoga

– Yoga For Back Care

– Back Care Yoga With Rodney Yee

– Jillian Michaels’ Yoga Meltdown

– Ho’Alake Kino “Awaken The Body”

Since some of these DVDs have more than one workout on them (I counted 18 in all), I could in theory go more than two weeks without repeating a workout, which is pretty cool. I like variety. And if I don’t feel like doing a DVD, I have a couple Yoga Journal special issues, including one with a 6-week yoga guide. I think I can do it! And hopefully I’ll have some accountability through this blog.