Saturday, July 31, 2010

Feeling Stretchy

Friday’s Yoga (7/30/10)

Yesterday at work, I got an impromptu invitation for a night on the town with my delightful friend Amutha.  I hate saying no, so I didn’t, which means I had about two hours in the evening to do a dinner + exercise combination.  It was a great excuse to dust off an old favorite: Dave Farmar’s Baptiste Power Yoga Flow #3, which may just be my very favorite class.  It’s awesome!

Cheapskate that I am, I chose the free 20-minute class.  Also, in the past, I’ve had trouble running the longer classes—the class stutters and stops, which really gets in the way of my groovy yoga flow.  I think short work-outs are great, so I have no issue doing 20 minutes of yoga and calling it a day.  I run around a lot at work, so I feel like I get a lot of “lifestyle” exercise, whether I want it or not.  Yoga feels wonderful and relaxing, and it even builds strength!  I am much more toned than I was eight years ago before I started yoga and when I ran much more often than I do now.

But whatever—yoga, running, biking, walking—it’s all good.  I just try to do something for my body every day.  That’s what works for me.

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