12 minutes. I had a mind like a Mexican jumping bean today. Even though my mind was all over the place I noticed my body had a strength it hasn’t experienced in a while. Usually, right before my period, my body seems to weaken, especially my abdominal muscles. One of my warm up exercises before I start Sat Kriya is stretch pose. I was able to hold full stretch pose today for 1 minute 25 seconds before I had to drop my feet. That is the longest I’ve ever been able to hold it to this point. Wahe Guru!
I also noticed I had more flexibility in the muscles behind my legs (life nerve) this morning. What changed? Sodium. In the past several days I have cut my sodium intake down dramatically. (See today’s yogic diet post.) I think I have retained so much water that it has affected my strength and my flexibility. It has only been a few days so will keep you posted to see if this trend stays.
One more thing I wanted to share today. One of the ways I get through Sat Kriya gracefully is I listen to a beautiful piece of music that helps to keep a perfect Sat Kriya beat. I’ve added a link to Spirit Voyage Music so you can check it out. The artist is Gurunam and the cd is called Silent Moonlight Meditations.