Woke up before that darn alarm again today!
Mountain pose, pranayama and meditation on the schedule.
Perfect practice for a full moon!
Traditionally, Ashtanga takes full and new moon days off … so having this pranayama meditation practice sits very well with me today, because man alive – that full moon energy is ROCKIN!
Anticipating an energetic shift … some change coming …
The Mountain Pose class whizzed by and I was perfectly “blissed” afterwards.
I had some difficulty during pranayama today that I have not experienced up to this point. I couldn’t catch long, full breaths on alternate nostril breathing; on the “holds” I felt like I was suffocating. I hope this is not a metaphor for something else in my life.
I literally could not stay the holds, I had to take extra breaths to get air in.
My chest felt tight and almost painful.
I felt great relief once the meditation started and chose to do it lying down, covered with a blanket. I was able to release, relax and let go and finished refreshed.
Fun day ahead after work today … picking up a beautiful vintage vanity to organize the “clutter” of beauty products in my life. (It’s part of my job – don’t judge!) I’ve wanted a vanity my entire life … will post pics tomorrow.
Meantime – here’s the salad I’ll be munching on the next few days:
"Eat me, I’m Beautiful Salad"
Makes a lot
Use organic everything if possible
1 head Romaine lettuce
3 cups baby mixed greens
4 stalks celery chopped
1 cup baby heirloom tomatoes
1 cup chopped mini peppers
1 cucumber chopped
½ cup pomegranate seeds
Mix all washed, chopped in a bowl
Adapted from Cooking Light (http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/romaine-salad-with-tangy-lemon-dijon-dressing-10000000223528/)
· 1/4 cup water
· 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
· 2 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice
· 2 teaspoons olive oil
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 1/4 teaspoon pepper
· 2 garlic cloves, minced
Place all ingredients in blender and blend. Drizzle over salad. Also great for dipping artichokes!