Different Activities

So I’m always up for trying something new in my body and seeing how I like it. In the past I’ve tried anti-gravity yoga (awesome, but incredibly challenging), bikram yoga (better than I expected, but not for me), Zumba (okay). I’ve given up sugar for a month; I went vegan for a month. If you’re in my classes you heard all about these events more than you probably wanted to.

I have a couple new ideas up my sleeve, but I’m also up for suggestions. Anything you’d like me to try? Anything you want to try but want to see someone else try first?

Different Activities2017-09-12T19:31:46-04:00

A Nurturing Thought

When I took the anti-gravity yoga class, I was really impressed by the instructor, Kevin. I like the way he worded his thoughts and I enjoyed one line in particular.

At the beginning of class he asked us to think about something that we’d put a lot of energy in or that had been taking a lot of energy from us that we did not want to continue having in our life. With each exhale we were supposed to blow this item/idea further away from us. Admittedly, the non-meditater in me thought this was a little cheesy, but I was willing to go with it.

Then he asked us to think of a thing or an idea that we wanted in our life. We went through the entire class before he brought it up again. While lying in corpse pose suspended in the hammock, he brought our attention back to the item we wanted in life. With each inhale we were supposed to draw that thing closer to us. Again, a little cheesy for me. But then […]

A Nurturing Thought2017-09-12T19:35:27-04:00

Hanging Upside Down

Last week I tried Anti-Gravity Yoga. I’ve been wanting to try this for what feels like years, but it has actually only been since whenever Sheri Sheppard tried it on the View. (Given the way time has been flying by that could have been three months ago.)

I was a little nervous because I had taken an exhausting fitness class before and was afraid my muscles would be exhausted. I’ve also hung upside down before and while my back loves it, sometimes my head feels like my brain is going to ooze out of my eyes after they have popped out from all the force. (Great image, I know.)

Fears aside, I finally found a mixed-level class in NYC and met my sister so we could take the class together. She’d been wanted to try it too and is a yoga instructor, which for some reason made me feel like her skills might rub off on me. We share genetics, but I don’t seem to be any better at yoga than she is at Pilates.

Hanging Upside Down2017-09-12T19:35:27-04:00