The Mall Walk persists despite the holiday rush. Note that stores open early as Xmas approaches, but mall is open for walking and exercise 8-9 am except on the few days noted below.
NO yoga on Tuesday, Nov 7.
NO line dance or aerobics on Friday, Nov 17.
NO yoga on Saturday, Nov 18.
NO MALL WALK on Friday, Nov 24 and Saturday, Nov 25.
Master Tam & Judy Hong’s group is currently working on this loooong form (takes over 20 minutes to complete). Try it, you’ll like it.
This form is slower than any other form I’ve met. This gives you time to think about and perfect your moves. Also very relaxing once you’ve learned it. Music with clear calls saves you from the effort of trying to remember all the moves in the right order.
The 4-corners move (like many) is tricky. At first you’ll need some extra steps for balance. Later you’ll eliminate those steps as you anticipate turns and can use your waist to turn as you rock (without twisting knees). But at first, there are lots and lots of little parts to remember. Here’s a very detailed breakdown of 4-corners that I found very helpful, even though I’ve already stopped doing some of the smaller adjustments.
Just for fun. We use a couple of these hand forms for our yoga breathing:
But there are lots more. Here are a few you might try with breathing exercises, or meditation:
Greetings All —
So sorry for confusion caused by my absence this last week. I’ve been a full-time nurse for my kitty, who has lost a leg but is doing much much better every day.
Me? I need to move and am cautiously optimistic that by Friday I’ll be able to concentrate enough to know my right from my left. Hope all will keep walking or trying some different exercises with other groups until then.
Thank you, dear friends, for your understanding and support.
Attention Mall Walkers
kristen needs to take a break. won’t be leading at Dillards for a bit. all other programs continue as usual.