zaelle: (Nekotalia Iggycat)


I should be on day 14 but I decided to carry on and do day 12 instead )
zaelle: (Nekotalia Iggycat)
I've been thinking about it for a while but today I finally decided to take the plunge and try out the '30 Days of Yoga' challenge.

Basically, back when I was looking for an 'exercise at home' option, I found a youtube channel called Yoga with Adriene. I liked it because it was well explained, homey and Adriene always reminds you to go at your own pace. There are a lot of other fitness based channels which are very much "IF YOU'RE NOT DYING YOU'RE NOT TRYING HARD ENOUGH!" ...which frankly, aren't conducive to healthy workouts. Adriene doesn't put you in that mood and she also tries to come up with videos based on specific health problems - if you have a bad back, if you're sick, etc. If she doesn't have a video, you comment to ask about how you can practice yoga despite having whichever ailment you have, and she answers.

So...the 30 Days of Yoga Challenge.

If you're curious, here's the introductory video:



Day 1 )

extra )
zaelle: (Nekotalia Iggycat)
It's been a while but I thought I should record here my first serious attempt at completing a massive online course. It's kind of interesting that I've been better able to focus on taking this online course now that I actually have a job, than I ever did when I didn't have one.

Anyway, it's a fascinating course about how 'space' was perceived in early to medieval viking literature. The course says 'Scandinavia' as a whole, but most of the material we're reading from is from Iceland. I'm not sure if that's a result of more written records and sagas surviving better out of Iceland than from Norway, Sweden or Denmark, or for some other reason, but it is interesting none-the-less.

Relationships between Space and Memory )

On taking an online course )

Overall it's fun so far. The course is run out of the University of Zurich. I think if there's any lesson I've learned here, it's that I should use Coursera to take courses I'm actually interested in, regardless of how practical or useful they will be for my professional or life skills...rather than the alternative.

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