Time for a ChangeApril 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Posted in Other, Yoga | 15 Comments
The past few days have been a whirlwind for me – stomach flu, scheduling, last-month-of-classes schoolwork, and just SO much going on lately that I’ve barely had time to sit down and think, let alone relax and unwind. This weekend is going to be another crazy one, but I’m sure I’ll make it through. 🙂
Although I’m a master (or so I’d like to believe ;)) at prioritizing, that doesn’t mean that I don’t ever get stressed or upset. In fact, I tend to hold a lot of that in and it creates a lot of tension for me physically and mentally. As I’m sure you all know, I’m a easygoing, happy, positive, energetic person in general, but even the most positive people can run into moments of stress!
One major goal I’ve decided to commit to is going to more slower-style yoga classes to hopefully help with tension. I am a Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher and absolutely love pounding out a hardcore, 90 minute, 90*F, Baptiste-style yoga class for my own practice as well. That said, there’s something to say about other styles of yoga; each has it’s own benefits and contributes in different ways to our well-being. I took quite a few slower classes last summer – Slow Flows, Mindful Flows, Gentle Yoga, Yin, Chakra Flows, etc. – along with my normal Power Flows and I really did notice the difference in my overall health! The variation of focuses (relaxing/restorative vs. strengthening/cardio) was incredible to experience!
It’s going to take some work to fit the slower classes into my schedule and stick to a style that isn’t what I’m used to, but I know the effort will be well worth it and have a very positive, lasting impact!
In other news… this weekend is EASTER!!! My mom, the present-sending fairy, picked out some very “me” presents:
Victoria’s Secret PINK sleep shirt and shorts, a sweet card, and an ink cartridge (yes, I’m always running out of these).
She also included the receipt… she knows I’m specific. ;) But I must say she did an incredible job this time!
No big weekend plans for me since I have a lot to get caught up on! It will feel good to get it all accomplished though! How are you celebrating Easter, if at all?