With my successful Cherry Blossom 10-Miler behind me, I’m now focusing more on my ongoing yoga practice. I am still running 1-2 times a week, but my new workout goal is to be more proactive and consistent with my yoga practice. For me, this means going to yoga 3 times a week. (Before I tried to go 1-2 times a week).
In addition to simply wanting to become stronger in every position I do and increase my stamina, I also want to strengthen my flexibility all-around and build arm strength, since arms are the weakest part of my body. As I have been prioritizing yoga more recently, I am noticing slight changes with these goals – maintaining holds longer in poses, being able to stretch a bit deeper – it’s really satisfying!
These are poses I am still aiming to be able to do. You may recognize most of them from this post when Tommy and I had both signed up for a yoga fundamentals class last year.
- Shoulder Stand and Plow
- Wheel Pose
- Reverse Prayer Pose
My said yoga schedule consists of going to two hot yoga morning classes during the week. While it took some time for me to like hot yoga (I initially attended these classes because they worked best with my schedule), I can now say I look forward to getting a good sweat on at 6am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However I SWEAT – so I decided to buy a yoga mat towel to help expedite clean-up and avoid slippage yesterday. I’ll let you know how I like it!
Have a great day!
Is yoga part of your workout? Why or why not?