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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday Feed Your Soul: Yoga

Happy Inauguration day!

I loved all the answers on the question on my last post, it looks like most of you would love a massage therapist!

I went to bed early last night after kickboxing, so I could get up early this morning and do some yoga. My goal is to get into bed everyday this week by 10pm, we shall see how that goes.

The clock hit 6am and I hit snooze only for about 5 minutes then popped out of bed! Threw some water on my face and hit the yoga mat. I have been hearing a lot of other bloggers talk about YogaDownload, so I thought I would give it a try. I usually do Yoga Today online, it’s free and I like most of the classes.

I did a free Power Vinyasa, Detox for 20 minutes. I like that it was only 20 minutes, I love that it flows and keeps you moving. I like that I could put it on my Ipod and just listen to what I needed to do, because I am familiar with a lot of yoga poses I didn’t have a problem doing the positions without having someone to look at. But they do have a print out of all the positions if you need it. They also have podcasts for free as well! I give it 4 out 5 stars!

I was in the mood for some French toast this morning, so I made a new creation.

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I mixed in a mashed banana, into two eggs and a 1/4 cup of milk. Whipped it up and then dipped some whole wheat toast bites in it. I like to cut up my bread before cooking it, it makes eating it a lot more fun!

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I topped one side with Barney’s Butter and Banana slices and the other half with cranberry apple butter. mmmm the perfect mix!

And washed it all down with a cup of Black FP Coffee:

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FEEDING YOUR SOUL: YOGA

In a busy world where we barely get a chance to sit still, Yoga is there to help us be intentional in slowing down. For me Yoga is not just about stretching and strength, it’s also about quieting my soul.Yoga has great healing powers it can help so many who suffer from anxiety, insomnia, pain (both emotionally and physically) and great to help those who want to strengthen their bodies and learn new ways to become more aware,  in order to become all that one can become in this world today and tomorrow.

How does Yoga feed your soul?

WRAP UP

I am currently watching the Inauguration on TV, so I must go before it all starts. I can’t believe that once again I have the privileged to watch History in the making!!!!!

Today I have work, kickboxing, doing the 30 day Shred Video, and DATE NIGHT!!!! Have a wonderful day friends:)

14 comments:

Denise said...

In bed by 10...I'm lucky if I make it past 8:30!

talesofexpansion said...

ooh i like your french toast procedure! lot of bites and lots of variety.
i tried to do a 20 min toga download the other night, but the download kept failing! maybe i will see if i can get the yoga today to work this week ...

Pearl said...

mm bobbi that looks delish!

Mica said...

Hi, virtual running buddy. It's a good thing this is a virtual partnership because you are like 483920348092 times faster than I am!

That cran-apple butter looks amaaazing!

I've never done yoga, but the university offers some 6:45am classes. If I can get my butt up that early, I want to try it!

Rachel said...

Big yoga fan! Can't say enough good things about it.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I love everything about yoga. It makes me pause, even if for a little while, and breathe. It's so good. Both my body and mind love my yoga practice.

Love your french toast bites. What a beautiful and yummy looking breakfast...but then I love anything with Barney Butter. :)

HangryPants said...

Oh my god does yoga ever fed my soul. It brings my calmness even when my heart is racing from nerves or stress. It brings me confidence in myself and in my body. If yoga were a person, I would suffocate it with hugs and love.

Danielle said...

I'm not that expierenced with yoga but every time I have done it I've felt so much more relaxed and focused on everything I do after my yoga session.

Jolene said...

The cran-apple butter looks soooo good!

just me said...

ohhhh...i like the sounds of mashed banana in the french toast mixture...i'm def going to have to try that!!!

strongandhealthy said...

Love your french toast! Happy Tuesday!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That's a gorgeous breakfast bobbi!
I used to love yoga but I have some old lady ailments that keep me from doing it. I can still rock savasana though! :) I'm so inspired by your diversity of fitness. You're awesome!
Good luck with your "early" bedtime!

Julianne said...

Are you a chef?? You make me hungry everytime I drop by your blog!!

Jen (Running with Food) said...

MMM! Delicious french toast! Have a great day, girly!