Yoga for Training and Recovery.
Since the Olympic trials in late December I have not been training intensely. I train when I feel like it and do what I feel like doing. I let my intuition guide me. My focus has shifted dramatically. After pushing hard for 9 consecutive seasons I have switched gears.
I have been working on my book a great deal and I am getting very close to publishing. The last editing is being done now. I will make an announcement soon as to the availability in print and electronically.
After the Olympic trials in late December I gradually decreased my volume and intensity of training. If I stop suddenly my body revolts and I end up getting sick or injured. I build up slowly and decrease slowly.
I have been conentrating on other things that are important in my life, consistent with my priorities. Family, publishing my book, changing back to the 747 and consistent flights to Shanghai and Tokyo, and yard work is the current mix.
Biking, weights, easy jogging on a treadmill, yoga and yardwork are what I have been doing for physical stimulation. Picking up a guitar and exploring music is possible when I do not train full time as well.
I have been drawn to yoga this spring for many reasons and the many benefits it offers. Strength, flexibility, mindfulness, relaxation, etc.
Yoga for recovery and training is just what I need right now and when I feel the need I listen.
I hope you all have a great summer of training!