All Things Yoga…

Like I said, everything this week is turning up YOGA : )

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And I LoVeD it!!!

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Sunday I went to the Easter class with my mom and was back on my mat Monday morning for the 6am class.  Then I taught a Spring Break workshop to an energetic group of kiddos.

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Wednesday, I got out of work early for the second week in a row and so I darted off to the 6:30pm class at my studio.  I would have loved to run, but the clouds were dark and stormy, so I took the safe route.  The entire class was based on opening our upper back, which felt fantastic.  By the end, my thoracic spine felt so open that I popped into my half wheel and lifted one leg into the air.  I was stunned.  Not only have I not done that in years decades, but it never crossed my mind to try.  I think my open spine allowed me to really push through my arms which unweighted my leg and up to the sky it went!

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Thursday, I worked a half day and then jetted off to the city for the Kathryn Budig Aim True event.  I had enough time to grab coffee and do nails with my SIL before picking up a friend and driving downtown.

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We arrived at Block 37 surrounded by brightly dressed yogi’s toting mats.  The first hour was swag hour and I collected Lunabars, mat cleaner, and chapstick while I sipped kombucha and snacked on coconut oil popcorn.

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We took a bunch of pictures while the sun sank over the city.  At 7pm, everyone found their mats for the yoga portion.  I’ve never done yoga in a large group and loved the idea of sharing energy (and space) with that many like minded people.

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Kathryn’s message of finding your authentic self rang true and the yoga was creative and fun.  It wasn’t the most in depth practice I’ve ever done, but so unique and inspiring in different ways.  After the class, we grabbed a little more swag and then a class of wine.

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Despite having a week of yoga, I was eager to squeeze in a run Friday morning.  Luckily, when I woke up in the morning, the weather agreed.  It was 40 and the rain held off for me to run from my brother’s house to meet a friend for her Friday morning Donut Club!

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I ran the two plus miles, circling to build ob some time.  Then dove right into the mix of donuts shared between the table.  The blueberry and maple were by far my favorites.  I snagged a few donuts to go and jogged back home to my brothers.  After a quick shower, I headed over to Southport for an eyebrow wax, shopping, and Starbucks. 

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Talk about a FUN Friday!

With all of the yoga, my mind and body were feeling so flexible and strong in prep for an exciting weekend.  It also has me looking forward to my 200 hour teacher training which I am signed up for and begins in 2 months.  Woo hoo!

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4 thoughts on “All Things Yoga…

  1. Awesome week. I’m really looking forward to getting back to my normal workouts and am going to make sure that I include a yoga class this time. I’m realizing ( with my PT) that I have gotten really inflexible and that makes any injury worse.
    The kids classes look so fun.

    • Debi, it makes such a difference! I tell people that I think the only reason I trained for and ran the marathon without injury was because of hot yoga. Hope to see you at a class soon! And hope that PT is going well!

  2. What a fun yoga practice! Practicing mat to mat like that is one of my favorite types of classes 🙂 Thanks for the reminder that I really need to get back to my mat… it’s been forever since I’ve taken a class!

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