Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Downward Dog.. dog

Tonight I took my first yoga class, only about 5 years late on my "to do" list. It was an enjoyable 1.25 hours of just me time :) I always seem to go through these fitness phases in between popping out babies. Before we got pregnant with Preston, I taught group fitness classes in Tampa for about 6 mths. I love-- loved it! I got pregnant, had placenta previa and had to stop teaching, never to return again-- lazy mom. Then I went in and out of the pilates phase as well. 


Before class tonight I prepped a little and looked up some yoga poses that the boys and I tried out. I didn't want to be the student that was falling all over the place, so I thought practice would make perfect me not fall so much.
I have to say I absolutely loved it tonight! It was the best body stretch, lengthening, relaxing and balancing I have ever felt. I thought I might be too high strung to just let go- stand still and get into it- not the case. I'm adding it to my weekly schedule. 
Here's to a new phase!!  :)


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My mat is now a new toy for the boys. They're not sure what to do with it yet.


The boys were practicing with me before class.





8 comments:

Kimberly said...

I've always wanted to try yoga also, but thought I was too high strung & tense to just let go! Glad to see I'm not the only one! Maybe I'll give it a try now!

Your boys are too cute practicing with you!!

Our Little Bubble said...

Is it possible that I feel taller today?? :)

Biz said...

I just saw a comment you left at "Enjoying the Small Things" and thought I'd pop by to check out your blog. You have a beautiful family! I love yoga, when I make the time for it...I always feel longer, leaner and more relaxed!
Biz

Melanie McFadden @ The McMommy Diaries said...

Oh my gosh! I just saw your comment about Toy Story on ice. I'm not sure how to reply to comments (new to this blogging thing, lol). But my son would have a heart attack over that! I have to search it out. I hope they are close and not finished touring! :)
www.TheMcMommyDiaries.blogspot.com

Cara said...

Oh, I love yoga! I just stopped by to let you know that I've given you a blog award! Here is the link: http://justcallmemommy.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html
Have a great day!

Cara

Mommie Couture said...

I love, love, love yoga! So relaxing! Your little guys are too cute "practicing" with you! :)

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