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In what’s called bad weather

Today – monday 6-3-2017 – I went out again.

I was gone for longer but ran less.

Fresh in memory. Still, not all details will be recalled.

After my run of 3h30 thursday my thighs where painful. That has mostly cleared up. My run/walk of today did not add to that. Good.

The weather is cold and rainy. Did not bother me. Me running in sandals. sometimes avoiding puddles. Doing that until I think “fuck that” and I step in them. Feet get a bit cold.  At home I replaced the wet stinky socks I was wearing with new ones. So much for “fuck that”. The cold did not bother me, but when I got home I had practically no force in my hands. I did not have cold feeling hands but they where cold. So I did not feel the true situation of my hands. Dangerous but useful.

Again my outing – not this message (outing) – was a spiritual exercise. oops need to add detail. The previous post mentions it as a yogic exercise. but I can Just as easily call it by the name of an other spiritual practice. What I practice – not preach – is being open and relaxed.

I put my conscious on my self – purely therapeutic I am a good little boy. you know. My parents raised me well. – with a calm and relaxed but active state (running, walking) and intention. The intention off being open to myself.  Relaxing by putting my calm, and open awareness on the spot.

I shifted my conscious from my head to my feet and hips and shoulder with a semi-automatic shift to whole body . Not hole body.  When my conscious – with relaxed state and also relaxed and opening intention – is on my head. The stress, cramp there goes to my shoulders or my feet. So I have to include them too.  When I want to open the stressed area at the top of my head It can at times be easy to miss it.

 

3 hours and 30 minutes of yoga

I first did yoga. Not elaborate . Lying on my back for some time. Then bending  my knees  again for some time. Still on my back with bent knees putting the knees together and the feet apart for some time. OOps sloppy reporting. No mentioning of anything else doing during those positions. Hoo. I can put that in after the list of positions. en de the positions with the knees spread wide and the feet not.

A bit of depth know. Maybe I should let you find out. After all reading is no substitute for doing. But if I write maybe you will be inspired to do it. Seems like I long shot. Plenty of people bye a book with glorious pictures of nature pictures or art pictures but do not go and visit the photographed sites. How many people go and see the Yellow stone park thousands. Park rangers are worried. Publishing seems to work.

Lying there on my back, on a mat. I let me get some peace there then. Where was my Consciousness then ?  I do not really remember now. It must have been with me. I was not dead

My tradition is to put the focus of my awareness on me. Utterly shellfish me. More particular on my body, or a part of my body. Yes I admit I am preoccupied with my body.

All fine and dandy, but what comes out of putting my attention in me. I read that the father of  Marconi was doing something useless. playing around with radio waves. His mother covered for her son. One day He showed his father usefulness, gaining support from his father after all.

This post is not about him. Back on topic.

When I put my conscious on me I get results. What depends on the intention that goes with it. If I stay calm and put my consciousness on a stressed spot.  That spot becomes calm. When I have a cramp, like in my foot or my calves. My first – automatic – response is what everybody experiences, but I regain my calm . and put my consciousness on the spot (there is something missing here, but I am not sure what ). The cramp goes away gradually. I also use the intention of opening at the spot. T can then access it but something of the stress may spread.  Giving stress to other areas.

Backing up further on to the original topic. I started  with yoga at home. after that I ran for 3  hours and 30 minutes. Of which the first 2 hours where non-stop. When I run I put my consciousness on my body and on my surroundings.

Yoga for more than 3 hours.

It improves my performance.

I have stress at the top of my head. When I open that on the run. It negatively affects the run. It’s like opening the sewers in my head.  I manage not to make it worse, not to add to it. The fallout gives ma bit of stiff shoulders.  Like I wrote before, putting my consciousness on it with being calm and relaxed myself the spot unstiffens to some degree.

Calm and relaxed is not the same. An ice cube is calm but not relaxed. It took me a while the realize the difference. Before that I gave only calm. It did not make things worse but also did not improve. I am learning.

It is not my first and of course not my last run.

ps: 3h30 is about 35 KM for me, currently