Honoring the beloved — and shoulder shrugs

I did not go to Flow Yoga this week because Stephanie (daughter) and I had to celebrate Teresa’s birthday. Matt (son) also came over for dinner on the town. It was great to have everyone together to catch up on all the happenings in our lives.

At lunch time this week, I have been doing my kriya and meditation, but also working in some routines to increase the flexibility in my shoulders and upper torso. Basically doing “office yoga” poses on a chair. It’s a focus that I want to keep up because my stiff shoulders are holding back my practice. In just four days, I’ve already noticed a difference. My arms come much closer to my ears when I raise them above my head. However, I can’t get be elbows together to do the top half of eagle pose (Garudasana).