I had a really rough week not long ago.
Things were stressful at work, meetings and appointments kept popping up and I was running around like crazy.
I was frazzled. I kept up my running hoping it would keep me sane and centered. It did not.
I did some yoga at home, but it wasn't centering me either.
Then I read this post by yoga goddess Cheena-
How conquering the yoga mat can help you conquer the boardroom.
She's very wise.
So, I cleared my schedule one night and signed up for a Vino and Vinyasa event.
I went by myself in my yoga leggings and a big t-shirt and drank my glass of wine off to the side, sitting on my mat and clearing my mind. By the time yoga started I already calmer and less at the end of my rope.
Then, Jennifer lead us through a great yoga work out that stretched my kinks out, relieved my tension and challenged my limited yoga capabilities.
I left the class feeling refreshed and recharged, a huge change in just two hours.
It was exactly what I needed to get over the crap.
It was a good reminder that yoga is more than just performing the routines with a DVD or from memory. It's taking the time to breathe, to stretch and relax. To give yourself quiet time to recharge while you re-shape your body.
If you haven't tried it, do it. I highly recommend it. It's helped my posture and back pain immensely if nothing else.
Also, it makes you pretty bendy.