We’re already at the end of week one of this Challenge!
- 10-min yoga-at-home on Saturday and on Sunday to start the day (including a little bit of meditation)
- 60-min Power Yoga class on Tuesday
- 30-min yoga-at-home on Friday
I’ve been wanting to try out a yoga studio near my home for ages now. When I decided to start with this Yoga Challenge, I thought this would be a great opportunity to schedule some classes there. I tried Power Yoga last Tuesday and will be doing a Hatha Yoga class tomorrow. I think I will also try yoga classes at other studios in my town.
It felt really great to be doing yoga again. I planned to do this in addition to my usual workouts, but that didn’t really work out very well. I have been so busy lately that I just skipped my workouts and did yoga instead. And I’m glad I did. I felt totally relaxed — body AND mind, especially after my one hour of Power Yoga — whereas my usual workouts only have impact on my body. And even though it wasn’t as tiring as intervals on the treadmill, I still felt pretty sore the days after. So I guess that means I’m still working out.
Another thing I noticed: I find it easier to go to classes then do yoga at home. The atmosphere in a studio is serene. The teachers know what they’re doing. If you feel like you’re doing something wrong, you can just ask. When practicing at home I always have to think where to start, what to do and how to do it. When in class, I can actually empty my mind and just BE.
Next week I’ll tell you about my Hatha Yoga experience. I’m a little bit afraid it will be boring (I like the dynamics of Power Yoga or Ashtanga Vinyasa). But I will try it anyway, since that’s what this challenge is about, am I right?