Good morning to you!
My morning began with a delicious bowl of Chex gluten-free apple cinnamon oatmeal that I prepared in the microwave with 2 percent milk.
Topped with a dollop of Barney Butter and served with a side of raspberry chocolate flavored coffee! YUM.
Breakfast was enjoyed after a sweaty yoga class! For the past month or two, I’ve been incorporating more and more yoga into my workout routine. I typically take yoga on Saturday or Sunday but changed things up a bit today and hit the mat early this morning.
I am in love with the gentle stretches my favorite instructor takes me through during my beloved detox yoga class at my local studio, but today’s class was a power yoga class that incorporated more challenging poses and caused me to work up a sweat! It was great!
Here is an example of some of the stretches and poses I’ll do at the gym after a workout or at home on occasion when I’m not able to make it to a yoga class:
I pinned the above image on Pinterest months ago (and the original source wasn’t identified, so if you know it, please let me know) and try to hold each stretch for 30 to 45 seconds before moving onto the next. It’s important to note that a lot of the above poses are advanced (I can’t do a number of them!) and that doing a few stretches is not a substitute for yoga. I just like having some sort of guidance when I sit down to stretch. (Check out YogaJournal.com for some at-home yoga workouts!)
See ya later this afternoon with a fun little announcement! (And no, I’m not pregnant. I just have a feeling that might be everyone’s first guess, but babies are a ways off for us!)
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Question of the Morning
- Do you incorporate yoga into your workout routine?
- What is your favorite yoga pose?
My favorite yoga pose has always been the pigeon. It’s the best!