Weekly Self-Evaluations of Yoga to Increase My Energy

Part of my Yoga project is to find out if I can increase my energy with a regular yoga practice.  I will use the rubric below to evaluate whether I am feeling an increase in my energy and whether I would attribute it to my yoga practice.  I will also keep a journal to help understand this. Be sure to check back for my progress.

Rubric to Measure Effects of Regular Exercise on Mental Focus, Energy & Positivity  Krista McMillen          ECI 831

1 2 3 4
Mental Focus

(And Time Management)

– had difficulty focusing on tasks all week – had difficulty focusing on tasks sometimes – had difficulty focusing on tasks occasionally – able to focus on mental tasks any time of day
Energy level – felt tired all week

– unable to complete many necessary tasks  this week

– felt tired 2 or more days this week

– unable to complete some of the tasks this week

– felt tired 1 day this week

– able to complete most of the tasks in my week

– felt energetic throughout the week

– able to complete all of the tasks in my week easily

Positivity & Stress Management – had many negative thoughts and emotions

– felt anxious, worried or stressed much of the time

– had some negative thoughts and emotions occassionally

– felt anxious, worried or stressed some of the time

– had positive thoughts and emotions most of the week

– felt calm and confident most of the week

– had positive thoughts and emotions  almost all week

– felt calm and confident almost all week

Record

Date (week of): # Yoga Sessions/ Type of Yoga Mental Focus Energy Positivity Comments
Jan23-Jan 30
1 Yoga For Energy 3 2 2
tired in the evenings, felt stressed about completing IIP reports
Feb 6 2 Yoga For Energy 1 1 2
Had the flu on Wednesday night  and Thursday.  Didn’t feel back to health until Saturday.  Very busy weekend.  Not enough yoga!
Feb 13  1 Restorative Yoga  3  3  3
 Left for Phoenix on Thursday, relaxed with family.
 

Feb 20

 1 Restorative Yoga  2  3  2
 celebrated hubby and daughter’s birthday.  Came home to find out my mother had fallen and broken her leg, spent time at the hospital
 

Feb 27

 3

Yoga with Adriene

 3  2  2
 found an excellent site and was able to fit in 3 sessions of yoga.  felt some stress due to the busy-ness of life. definite progress
Mar 5  2

Yoga with Adriende

 2  1  2
 It was a busy and stressful week – just one of those weeks!
Mar 12  2

Yoga with Adriene

 2  1  2
 Was sick this week.  Fit in 2 sessions of yoga.
Mar 19  3

Yoga with Adriene

 3  2 3
 Definitely felt stronger, more energetic, more positive.  Yoga was beneficial.
Mar 26  2

Yoga with Adriene

 2  2  2
 Very busy week.  Tired.

 

7 thoughts on “Weekly Self-Evaluations of Yoga to Increase My Energy

    1. Thanks Andrea. I’m not sure if it’s necessary to pay money when there are so many good videos on YouTube, but I’m glad I can try them out first.
      Perhaps you can start by meeting and informally interviewing someone in the community who provides photography classes. Or someone who does it as a hobby.

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