A few weeks ago my mom mentioned that she wanted to do “hot” or Bikram Yoga. When I asked if she had ever taken a regular yoga class, she said no. She has only done the Yoga DVDs she has at home. I suggested that she take a regular yoga class before the hot yoga just to get used to the poses, and to know what to expect. Since you can bring a guest for free to my gym, I offered for her to come along with me.
My lower back has been bothering me for a few days so I’m hoping this will help to stretch it out. I can’t wait to do some cat & cow poses!
The class was packed so we ended up finding a spot in the back corner. It started out very fast moving, which I liked, it really got my heart rate going.
I think the teacher was adding in some yoga fusion/pilates type things, which was good. She did a few moves that really worked my arms and core. She even did 5 minutes of ab exercise near the end. My abs were burning!
At the very end of the class, we meditated. Luckily, I had taken this class before, and I knew that the teacher goes around to every person in the class and places a scented tissue over their eyes and massages their temples. I warned my mom about this before the class because I didn’t want her to freak out!
Now that I’m getting into yoga again, I really have to put my Living Social deal to use. I bought a deal for 5 yoga classes at BSC in OCTOBER, and I still haven’t scheduled them. I miss BSC so much, you think I’d be dying to go back there. Truth is, I’m just lazy and I don’t like to plan my workouts.
New Goal: Start planning weekly workouts (as you know that's not my strong suit)
New Mantra: Commit yourself to constant improvement - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
What are your fitness goals and personal mantras?