When Dave and I walked to Pemberton to pick up a bottle of wine, we saw this frog and I thought it was a perfect representation of yoga month and my 30 day yoga challenge that has officially begun.
I was tempted to go to Samara Yoga for my usual 8 am vinyasa class with Rachel this morning, but since I have only 7 days left of my YogaGlo account and using it could save me some money-I did the “Pelvis and SI Joint Stability Practice” video by Tiffany Cruikshank. I hope to attend one of her classes in real life sometime because I really like her style because it is geared more towards runners and other athletes. It helps strengthen and stretch exactly where I needed to.
I am so impressed at my improvement in my hip strength and flexibility after increasing my yoga practice frequency. The one legged poses are still very difficult but I can feel that they are becoming easier. I also am feeling more at peace and less stressed about day to day happenings. It’s a win-win situation.
I’ve even found myself craving yoga throughout the day because my hips get tight from sitting for hours upon hours at work. After I get a yoga session in, I feel more relaxed and my hips feel better. I think that my yoga practice will NOT stop after the next 30 days, but become a part of my daily routine that I incorporate into marathon training!
After my yoga video, I decided to head out and do a walk/jog to see how my hips were doing. I made sure to go at a comfortable pace because it’s more about just getting out there not trying to run my best. I was very happy with the results. I know I have to keep taking it slow, and let my body heal. That way I can come back strong!
So far no pain and and I am excited for yoga tomorrow! I probably will find some more workouts on YogaGlo but I might give a few on GaiamTV a try.
Have you ever challenged yourself to do something for a certain number of days?
I think this is the first time! Unless you count training for a marathon, but that’s different!