Channel Your Mid-Week Zen

So Monday is long gone. Not gonna come back for another 6 days…Tuesday work day is done. That’s all that matters, right? What does that mean? Tomorrow is….HUMP DAY! (Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike – Guess what day it is??? LOL Anyone, anyone…?? Ok, I’ll just go back to my little corner over here.)

Anyways, when I was living in Paris, I called these very special days “Hump Day Pub Day!” which is day for celebration, if you will.

Hump Day Pub Day Beverage

Hump Day Pub Day Beverage

It’s halfway through the work week, and just two more days to Friday. (That’s when we at Yen Studios JAM to Rebecca Black’s “Friday” song). BUT before you start pubbin’ it up in your cubicle, you should channel your inner zen to wait for that 5 o’clock happy hour.

What’s that you say? You don’t know how to channel zen anything?? Well, my friend, I can help you here. I have some very legit pictures of some legit yoga teachers showing their skills. Not models; all of this is real! (Big shoutout to the Memphis Hot Yoga Plus and their AMAZING teachers.) So, let’s walk through these poses together.

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Ok, Kathleen here is laying on a ball. Duh. Now, this is my kinda yoga. Laying on a ball and working out kinks and knots. 🙂

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This one is a bit more intense. I’m not exactly sure how her hands get there without her arms detaching from her shoulder sockets. Personal opinion, moving on.

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Ahh, Jamie here is in warrior 2. A fierce pose and a classic! Yeah, I can be fierce.

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This one is a bit more difficult. Camel pose. If you start feeling nauseous here, that’s perfectly normal. SAID NO ONE EVER. Unless you’re a yoga teacher, and then you say it every time you make your students do camel pose.

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Look here. Andy is doing a nice triangle pose. Great stretch. And he’s smiling, so he must enjoy it. 🙂

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And now he seems to be doing crow pose. Gotta love those arm balances. Of course in Andy’s words, “The advanced variation here is to SMILE”…while you are balancing your entire body weight on your elbows. Yeah Andy, I’ll get right on that.

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Michele is doing the good ol’ Eagle pose. The last part of the warm-up series for Hot26 or Bikram practice. Great all around stretch for the arms and legs. Sometimes my foot gets a little crampy wrapping around the calf, but ya know, I muscle through. 

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I think this one is called the flying lizard. It’s very simple, you see. You just balance on your hands while your arms are bent at a perfect 90 degree angle while your legs are in splitzies, and one leg is balanced on your elbow. WTF???? I’m just gonna take a little water break and uhhh go back to the HUMP Day PUB day idea. I think that provides plenty of zen! And ya know, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. 😉

-namaste peeps-till next week.

madison

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