Being tired is definitely not sexy. It’s not even a good look.
It’s the pits waking up in the morning, feeling fatigued, and then fretting that this is the best you’re going to feel all day.
That was me at 6 am. Even viewing the dawn’s pink cotton candy clouds couldn’t help. Even sighting a roo bounding over Farmer Scott’s property couldn’t lighten me up.
Then I remembered my Fatigue Fighting Sequence and off I trundled to the Yoga Shed to avail myself of it.
In case of Emergency Exhaustion, follow this prescription:
Supta Baddha Konasana, nice propped up with bolster and blanket, 5 min.
Paschimottanasana, head resting on bolster or chair, 2 min.
Janu Sirsasana, head resting as above, 2 min. each side
Bharadavajasana, 1 min. each side
Adho Mukha Svanasana, head supported on blanket or bolster, 2 min.
Uttanasana, head resting on chair, 2 min.
Sirsasana, 3 to 5 min.
Viparita Dandasana, supported on chair, head on bolster, feet to wall, 1 to 3 min.
Sarvangasana, supported on chair, shoulders on bolster, 5 min.
Halasana, legs on bolster, on chair, 5 min.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, supported on bolsters, 5 min.
Viparita Karani Cycle (legs straight up, legs in splits, baddha konasana, cross-leg), bolster and blanket at wall, 3 min. each var.
There you go! Did it work for me? You betcha. I even followed the sequence with 6 hours of gardening; then I was tired again 😉

Roo

2 Comments

  1. I recently got this amazing yoga chair called Soul Seat. I’ve never felt better at the end of a long work day. It lets me focus on keeping my hips flexible all day long. I no longer lose the ground that I had gained the day before on the yoga mat. In fact, I’ve been working at the computer now for hours and can hop right up without the usual stiffness in hamstrings or quads!

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  2. I remember this sequence fondly from way back in 1997 when you first taught it to me! It was my home practice for many practices that year and many after that! And in reading over it again it feels like it will become a staple again!
    You couldn’t not be sexy Eve…no matter how tired you might feel or feel you look!
    xx 🙂

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