Wednesday, January 28, 2009

snow day

Survival kit:
- fleece sweater
- comfy fluffy bedroom slippers
- lots of hot tea
- yoga and pranayama: (breathing exercise)

Specifically, the ujjayi breath (Sanskrit for "victorious breath") is great for warming up the body.

Sit in a comfortable position, lengthen the spine, relax the shoulders. Close the eyes, and inhale deeply through the nose, and as you exhale, slightly constrict the back of the throat to make a subtle hissing sound – just like you are fogging up a mirror, but with your mouth closed. It sounds a bit like Darth Vader, but more subtle! Do a few rounds and you’ll feel your body warming up.

Unfortunately I can’t really curl up under the covers with a good book since I have homework to do. But, I could take a power nap sometime today. And note that in my Wellness Log. (smile)

Stay safe and warm (and hopefully indoors) today!
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