Before last year I had done yoga and loved it because it was a great way for me to unwind. Then last year, I fell in love with the Beachbody programs and I had a difficult time focusing and relaxing with yoga. I needed the intense, crazy, insane workout to release stress. \
On Wednesday I had a rough day at the office. I am the marketing team for my job. As a start up, you have to be someone who wears many hats, and do many things. Don’t get me wrong, I absolute LOVE what I do. With all that we have going on, I just became overwhelmed. It took me 3 hours to decompress from the day. When I finally did I decided I would try some yoga.
The physical therapist that I have been seeing for my back had asked me a few weeks ago if I did yoga. I told him no, and he suggest that I try to get back into it because long-term it would be good for my back. Again, I was hesitant. I just couldn’t image being to stick with it long enough to get any benefit.
Well, Wednesday night I did yoga for 20 minutes. I concentrated on my breathing and focused on the moves. I found a way to turn off outside noises and relax. I felt really good after those 20-minutes. I think I even slept better when I finally when to sleep.
I’m planning on incorporating it back into my workout routine. I’ll start with once a week. They have yoga on the lower roof of Whole Foods. My friend Mary invited me to join her this past week, but at the time all I wanted to do was sleep. I told her start in October I want to go every Wednesday.
I’m glad that I found my way back to yoga, and hope that I continue to find my way back into a workout routine. I’ve been contemplating starting a new workout program. I’ve seen PUMP and T25, and heard amazing things about both. I’m going to think about it over the weekend. I’ll keep you posted!
Question: Have you tried yoga? What about it did you like or not like?