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Yoga calling

My training schedule called for a 2 mile run, plus some weights if I felt up to it.

But around lunch time, I really started to feel the need for yoga. Like I was craving it! So I changed days around and made today cross-training aka yoga 🙂

Perhaps it was influenced by the headband I wore today? Ha ha.

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So I went after work to a class for newbies but it was a bit more vigorous than that.

I had a few issues to start with: the instructor went a little too fast, the music didn’t feel right, plus the small room was really crowded!

But somehow I managed to focus and tried to get the most out of it while I was there.

Even though it wasn’t my “ideal” class, I still felt really great when I left there. I’m so glad I started this yoga challenge 4 weeks ago. I hope to keep it an integral part of my routine for a long time to come.

My question today for you is…what are some of your pet peeves in yoga classes?

Today, I found the instructor to be a little too high energy and unfocused. Plus she kept calling the poses by the wrong names.

But, I don’t want to judge too harshly, the class was free and Lord knows I call stuff wrong all the time. Namaste.

Yoga Challenge : Week 3

I just realized that when I first announced my Yoga Challenge I never set an end date!

I think I did that intentionally, so since this is an open-ended challenge, this will be the last time I number what week it is. Could you imagine “yoga challenge week 27”? Ha ha.

Anyway, I think it is significant that I’m in week 3 and this has become a fully-fledged habit. You know how they say it takes 21 days to form a habit? It’s so true; 21 days = 3 weeks.

But I feel like I’ve really incorporated yoga back into my life and it feels so good!

Today, I had the pleasure of attending an hour long yoga class here at work, so I did not do my morning practice today. The class was great!

It was a nice combination of standing, kneeling and lying down poses. I got to do tree pose, which is always a plus in my book 🙂 But I really liked the instructor too. Good choice for today.

Including this class, I managed to practice yoga 4 times again this week. Setting the realistic goal of 4 times per week (instead of every day) is another thing that I believe has made this challenge successful so far. Maybe someday I will get to a daily practice, but for now 4 works out great and it’s a lot more than I was doing before!

I have a run planned for Saturday so my next yoga time will likely be on Sunday. Since I already did my four times this week, that will just be a bonus 🙂