I took a yoga class and actually enjoyed it.
(You have my permission to point and laugh at the above picture. I posted it solely for your enjoyment. )
In the past I have not enjoyed yoga. At all. Not even a little bit.
I’ve tried to get into it, but I have a hard time keeping my mind quiet and enjoying the poses and stretching. I’m sure the fact that I’m terribly inflexible doesn’t help, either.
In past yoga classes, I feel like I’ve always been next to someone from Cirque du Soleil or something. Of course their extreme flexibility makes me feel insecure as I wobble around and strain to simply touch my toes.
Today’s class was different.
I took a power yoga class and before the class began, I approached the instructor to express my concerns about yoga, but also my desire to incorporate more stretching into my fitness routine.
In my previous attempts at yoga, I’ve tried to blend into the class. This time, however, I found that talking with the instructor ahead of time made her more aware of the presence of a “beginner.” Throughout the class she offered modifications to the more difficult poses, which I really appreciated.
I left the class feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and even elongated. My back and hips really appreciated the extra stretching!
(Thanks, Mama, for my new green sweater!)
I actually took my typical BodyPump class before yoga this morning, which was a great start to the morning. After only a week off from the class, I am already feeling more sore than usual. There’s no substitute for the ‘Pump, I guess!
Breakfast today was a W-I-N-N-E-R.
I warmed up a sliced Gala apple in the microwave to add on top of the French toast strips for a fruity punch of flavor.
After layering the French toasts strips with the apple pieces, I topped everything with nutmeg and syrup.
The addition of nutmeg really made this dish for me. I flippin’ love that spice!
Question of the Day
Do you enjoy yoga?