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The boy woke up early this morning, not quite 5am (lucky for me he also had been asleep since 7:30pm- that’s a solid 9hrs and gave me 7hrs straight sleep, heaven!). I fed him and he fell back to sleep, little snore and all. I decided that it was just to close to the time when I would need to actually get up and start my day anyway so instead of crawling back to bed I wandered downstairs. As I waited for my tea water to boil (um, is anyone else hooked on yerba mate?) I found my ipod and did a little search for what I knew had been stored on it with the best of intentions months ago, yoga pod casts.
This is something that I have been telling myself to do, get up and give yourself time in the morning, do something for yourself so you can be the best mom/wife/daughter/coworker/person you can be. Not only that but my body has been asking me to start moving on a more frequent and consistent pattern. I have been coming home from work with headaches several times a week, I am sluggish and unmotivated to do much more than plop in front of the TV in the evenings.

January Sky

So I sipped a bit of my tea and without turning on any of the lights, moved myself into the big open room downstairs. My mat is in the car and I decided to just leave it there; to get moving without it, not wanting to add any more complications or stall tactics to the picture. I tuned into a 25-30 minute practice (depending on the length of svasana I took) led by Eoin Finn. How cool is it that we have the technology to basically bring a teacher into the room with us?

Can I just say how good it feels to start my day off like this? Breathe, stretch, grow.
I am off to a fantastic start.

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If you are interested in downloading yoga onto your ipod here are a couple that I really like,
Yoga Today
Yoga Journal

4 Comments streeeeetch

  1. Ani January 8, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    ooo! that might be a good idea for me, since i never seem to find the time or money to get to a studio. hopefully, my body can still find the poses…after my (gulp!) 4.5 year absence.

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  2. curious girl (lisa) January 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    what a great idea…I still have to catch some visual cues from my teacher, do you think I could still do it? actually, it may be a good way to transition from doing that…

    oh, and congratulations on the sleep!

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  3. andrea January 11, 2009 at 6:20 am

    good for you, ness! sounds amazing. and the absolute best thing you can do for yourself, especially during this ultra-demanding first year of motherhood. yay you!

    happy new year to you, sweet friend! xo

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  4. Elena Rego January 11, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Oh I’m so with you on the yoga. I have a few podcasts and have also been saving some of the yoga dvds I get from Netflix. I’ve been doing it long enough now that I can create my own practice without having to always follow a class. But waking up early before the rest of house and doing a nourishing yoga sequence is magnificent!

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