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Personal blog by Fruitarian Lena

A girl from the Ancient Egypt in Chakrasana

I started studying Yoga when I was 17 with Patanjali Yoga Sutras in various translations, and then read tons of book on various traditions in Yoga (Hatha, Pranayama, Kundalini, etc). First, I would like to present to you my personal compact version / interpretation of the 8 limbs of Yoga योग.

Yoga Sutras are based on atheistic philosophy Samkhya, an orthodox (Astika) and atheistic hindu system of dualism.

Nishi Shiki was invented in 1927 by Katsuzō Nishi, the chief engineer for the Tokyo subway and an aikido teacher.

Most of my life I followed the first four rules every day, and substituted the rest with yoga asanas. 

On most mornings I do all or some of the exercises and postures on this list, all slightly modified for my needs over the years, some named for convenience - I used to memorize the best sequence this way. I used to start with Surya Namaskara, but lately I've been leaving it out. 

1) cut tomatoes and avocados 2) eat out of a measuring cup :)

For days I had the same: oranges, and then tomatoes with avocado, with occasional grapes or apples. It is around 6-8 pounds or ~ 3-4 kg (bulk), $5-7 a day, buying smartly in California.

What are you guys having these days?

This is me, Lena, in sunlight after a swim.

Unexpectedly, the Sun went out, and I was happy all the way to the pool, in it, and back.

7K Walking (total), 1.5K swimming.

This is me, Lena, after a swim.

This is me on the way back from pool after swimming (1.5K swim).

My watch with 33 rounds (25 yards x 66)

Swimming in UCSD pool, I started to count laps like in running, by rounds, to make it easier. So now, I touch the lap button on my watch on the start point only. I mostly swim a mile or so, in breaststroke, almost daily. Today I made 33 rounds (50 yards or 45.7 meters each, 25-yard laps x 66). It is 1650 yards, or ~ 0.94 miles, or ~1509 kilometers. 

My times stopped improving: the time for 1.5K on the watch is one of my best times - 41 minutes and 14 seconds, often I am 1-2 minutes slower.

Your comments, suggestions, critique, and ideas:
William of Ockham

Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.

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