A storm is brewing.Just up in the clouds this morning, doing a yoga/Pilates mix you can purchase here for $2.00. I would almost say this is the cheapest workout ever… but remember, running is *free*.
My virtual instructor and me. Yes that is as far as my hips will go when I attempt Indian-style sitting… sad.One thing (of many things) that I don’t quite understand about yoga and Pilates is the whole breathing thing. Inahling, exhaling, puffing, lion’s breath… what the heck?
But apparently, the they’re on to something. Check out this Runner’s World article that gives an overview of three Pilates/yoga poses that can help strengthen your diaphragm… and potentially improve your running. According to the experts, “deep” breathing (think of breathing into your belly, not your chest) delivers more oxygen to your lungs and helps you relax your shoulders — thus conserving energy. Hm.
With all the grey skies, I’m glad I have a bright lunch to look forward to:
After a couple days of post-vacation dining out, drinking, unpacking, and sleeping, I finally found time to cook something. And by “cook,” I mean not cook.This delicious garbanzo, tomato, and cilantro salad recipe comes from Kalyn’s Kitchen. I stuck to the recipe 100% with three notes: 1) I didn’t use onion powder; 2) I would say avocado is not optional — let’s be serious guys. And 3) this tastes fantastic but could be made even better with feta cheese.
Up close and personal:Breathe deep today!
- Do you practice breathing exercises? What results have you seen?
- Cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, vine tomatoes, or heirloom tomatoes?
- If you had to do one yoga pose for the rest of your life what would it be?
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