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!!  :)

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.


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!

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! :)

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:
Have a great day!


Mommie Couture said...

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

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