I was introduced to yoga a couple of years ago by Amazing Daughter. I do not like doing yoga with Amazing Daughter anymore. She has a young body and moves like I only wish I could. After a session of yoga, she gets up and ready to move on. I, on the other hand, ‘enjoy’ every single moment of the final resting pose.
However, I have found that yoga has been beneficial to me as a runner. I look forward to my yoga days. I no longer look at them as ‘easy’. I always thought if I was not dripping in sweat, I was not doing anything good! Enter Hatha Yoga. I just added this a couple of weeks ago. Who knew there was so many variations of yoga??? Everyone, but me!
I feel like a big girl in this yoga class doing big girl yoga. It is like I graduated to the next grade level. Pretty cool! While I am no where near proficient, I know that I’m working towards a better me and being more toned. I’m the one panting heavily in my flow. The downward dog has nothing on me. The best part when I finally pick myself off the mat, I feel good. I feel like I did something. I like that I have now expanded my workouts. It is not all running.
With this in mind….. I cannot wait to hit the trail this afternoon!