My Week of Yoga: Not Summer Anymore
Man, it is not summer vacation anymore. Between starting work, back to school night, and a local art show I struggled to get to as many classes as I would like. However, it did give me the opportunity to do some self-led practice!
Made my great return to hot yoga. Equipped with my own towel and sweat-wicking workout clothes I was ready to tackle the world! I marched my properly hydrated self in there and started warming up (get it?) you know what guys I still got my ass kicked. But like the good kind, the really good workout kind of ass kicking. This time there was lots of core, some balancing, and an integrated vinyasa flow. I don’t know about you but I’ve never felt less like doing core than when it is 110 degrees. At one point when I wiped my face, there was blood? I just assumed my body ran out of sweat and was expelling whatever I had left. Regardless it was a good class and I’m looking forward to continuing!
Went to a 5:30 am class because I went back to work Monday. The class is led by one of my favorite instructors and tbh if it wasn’t her I may not have gotten the will and motivation to get up. It’s a great morning flow with a heavy emphasis on core. There was lots of vinyasa flowing and a fun warrior series! It was a great way to start the day and I was extra grateful when I didn’t have to work out that night.
Yogalates class Wednesday is a half hour athletic yoga flow and a half hour of core. All this core work will hopefully pay off in my inversion practice. The athletic flow included some standing balance postures, hamstring stretches, and a headstand flow.
Thursday was a busy day but I can home and did a self-guided practice with a focus on hips, hamstrings, and some standing sequences. I’m working on some tricky transitions like warrior 3–dancer and a from jump back. I finished up my practice with some pincha play.
None/ we had an all-day art and craft show and I’m thinking I had some heat exhaustion and just couldn’t find it in me to practice when I got home.
Woke up and did 20 min sun salutation variations and this 18 minute Yoga by Candace video. I wrapped up the yoga with 8 minutes of meditation to 432 hz music on YouTube. It was the perfect way to start the day.
Strength-Based Classes: 120 minutes
Hot Yoga Class: 60 minutes
Total: 4 hours 30 minutes