Let me start today's post with this photo:
Yes, that's my Dad on the left tobogganing down a sandy slope in New Zealand right now! And on the right is the view from their bedroom at our friend's home that they are staying in right now.
WOW! I'm so happy that my parents are celebrating 30 years together there and it looks like they are having a BLAST!! They totally deserve it! I've never been to New Zealand but after only seeing a few of their photos I must admit I've started searching plane tickets … now I just need to find a way to bring Bod Squad with me!
Meanwhile, back on the home front, I'm stretching/doing yoga pretending I'm there.
I try to get to a yoga class once a week but with my schedule being completely A-typical I can't make a lot of regular classes. Instead I'll do youtube classes or lately I'm loving just doing my own thing. The only problem with that though is I get bored/antsy quickly, I know, I know, I should learn to be more in the moment and I'm working on that! To help give me some structure around my own free flow practice I've added music to the mix. I find pre-selecting a yoga playlist it helps me set a clear beginning, middle and end. I use Grooveshark to make this playlist and up-down-all-around dogging I go, no not quite as fun as tobogganing, but it is a close second!
My Top Five Stretch/Yoga/Chill Favourites
1. Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars
Love this song, there is a peaceful flow about it that always gets me moving.
2. Prem Joshua: Mangalam
Perfect upbeat song without lyrics. Whenever I ever teach a restorative type of class this song is always number one on the list.
3. Yppah: Never Mess with Sunday
Equinox yoga sensation, Briohny Smith's favourites, I feel like I'm somehow channeling her amazingness whenever this song comes on.
4. Alanis Morissette: Crazy
Fast tempo but still relaxing.
5. Brothers on a Hotel Bed: Death Cab for Cutie
I'd love to know, what are some of your favourite chill songs?