My Week in Yoga: Travel Not Asana

This weekend's trip to Oslo for a friends wedding was either my penultimate travel weekend before the baby comes, or my final one, depending on how brave/far away from giving birth I am come 35-36 weeks. Either way, it was a perfect final trip full of friends, sunshine, great food and lots and lots of wedding good vibes.

The flip side however was a short week and thus incredibly busy week at work, and a jam-packed weekend, so time on my mat was minimal.

And by minimal I mean what I would easily flex out on a normal Sunday afternoon, even 6 months pregnant.

Hey-ho, it was totally worth it!

Monday:  

No yoga.

Tuesday: 

No yoga.

Wednesday: 

A rare occurrence indeed today: a weekday morning practice! I am pretty open about my general aversion to mornings, and that holds true even when it comes to yoga I'm afraid. I just need a lot of time to wake up - mind and body - so morning practice basically never feels natural to me. But after events overtook my Monday and Tuesday, and knowing what the rest of the week had in store, pigs flew and I dragged myself out of my bed and on to my mat.

1 hour later and how glad I was. Some of the most creative sequences I've managed for a while came out of nowhere (its HARD to be creative when so many of your normal poses and transitions are off the menu), my pincha - with a wall for safety - was relatively solid, and my backbends felt delicious. What a treat indeed.

Thursday: 

No yoga today either.

Friday: 

We had to get up viciously early to make our flight (4.30am!) and despite sleeping all the way (I am the QUEEN of napping it must be said - anytime, any place, anywhere) I was still exhausted once we arrived. So my original ambitions to have a full practice in our airBnB were swiftly shelved and a second blissful nap of the day took most of its place. I did manage a shortened session however, just 20 minutes getting the post-nap, post-flight, post busy-week-at-work, and post very-little-yoga practice few days out of my system.

Simple flows and a few pregnancy fails (which you can see here), both brain and body. Such is life for me these days.

Saturday:

Today was a post wedding recovery / sight-seeing day - Oslo is totally gorgeous in the sunshine by the way. So after clocking up some 20,000 steps it was another 20 minute session before heading out for dinner.

Sunday:

Travelling home plus general laziness meant today was another no yoga day.

  • Self-Practice: 1hr 40min
  • Classes: 0
  • TOTAL: 1hr 40min
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