My hips have been bugging me lately so I’m taking it easy on the running. I did run a few days in a row and even though it wasn’t a lot of mileage, my body wasn’t used it it. Instead of running this morning, I did some yoga.
Before I get into the class I did this morning, I just wanted to say that I am so pumped about me improving my yoga headstand!
Before you know it, I’ll be doing handstands! I did a few wall assisted handstands last night and am going to continue working on them until I’m a handstand master! Yoga challenges me in building strength and balance to be able to do these advanced poses. One of the reasons I love yoga is that it allows you to realize what you can do with your own body. I am alway so impressed by some of the yogis I see and strive to get to that point in my practice some day!
So now that I have the exciting news out of the way, I want to talk a little about my yoga class this morning. I was tempted to go straight to one of Tiffany’s classes because I love them but I wanted to give someone else a try. I went to Christina Sell and her “Deep Legs & Hips Flow” class on YogaGlo. I don’t know what it was, but I just wasn’t feeling Christina’s class. It repeated a lot of flows but they didn’t seem fast enough for me this morning. I got half way through her workout and switched to Tiffany’s new workout “Prepare Hips for Hip Opening Postures”. OH hello my yoga love! Within the first 20 seconds I felt so much better in this practice. It was a little faster and felt more rigorous. It was JUST what I wanted this morning.
I’m not going to write off all of Christina’s classes because I know that there are different classes for different purposes and moods, but this morning I just wasn’t feeling her class. So this is a reminder to all of you out there that are hesitant in trying yoga because you think it might not be intense enough that you should try a different instructor, class style, or studio!
Now Dave and I are off for a surprise trip. Updates later!
Are there days that there is a workout you just aren’t feeling so you do something different?
Yes and not just for yoga. When I was heavy in marathon training I would listen to my body. If my legs were way too exhausted, I didn’t push it with a tempo or speed workout.
Do you ever have surprise trips?
This may be one of our firsts!