Yoga has become one of my go-to exercises for stress relief, back pain relief, and general health. Especially power yoga! Woo! Talk about a good workout! With a good intense class, I have my heart rate up and my muscles tired as sweat trickles down everywhere!
I love all sorts of outdoor activities, and running is definitely high on my lists – but lately I have been so busy after work that I can’t get out and run. And before work, it’s too dark for me to feel safe running alone.
So I have found that yoga podcasts and free videos are an amazing way to start the day at 5am.
I think I’m finally ready to step up and try intermediate level classes.
So that’s what I’m doing! And I’ll share my thoughts here as I go along. It’s a commitment – I usually just do yoga 4-5 times a week, and now it’s challenging me to go 21 days straight. But it’s good to push a little harder, commit more deeply. I read recently that when you’re trying to make a new habit, it’s better to do it EVERY day at first. This helps it become more engrained as a permanent part of your changing lifestyle. We’ll see!