'stina (texaslawchick) wrote,
'stina
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Day three!

So if you do a 90 minute yoga class one day, the next day's 60 minute yoga class is infinitely better.   Here's hoping that tomorrow's 60 minute class is that much better.

I haven't actually done yoga before Monday in about 10 months.  I had a really awesome practice for a week in New Mexico about 18 months ago, and I decided that I wanted to do more yoga. But that's around the time that I hit a rut, and I didn't really do all that much pretty much worth noting at all.  

Last spring, I checked out the studio I am using now, and I really liked it.  But it's taken me this long to get motivated enough to use it.

When I heard about the 40 days thing, I knew that it was the type of motivation I needed to get going again.  It's structured, it's goal oriented, and it offers no real excuses given that the studio's first class is at 5:15 in the morning and the last one is at 10:00 at night and there are a good 8 to 10 every day in between. It's also less than a mile for my house.  I tried to do it last October, but it had already started.

Signing up was easy.  And the studio has a nice phone app that makes scheduling classes very easy.  We all signed up for teams last week, and a facebook page was set up for our team to support each other and share advice.  There was a conference call on Sunday to go over everything, and we started on Monday.

We're supposed to go to one class a day Monday through Saturday, taking Sunday off.  We're also supposed to meditate every day, starting with 5 minutes the first week and moving up to 30 by the last.  I am using a phone app for that.  We're also supposed to be considering mindful eating, which I'm glad to be back on. And we're supposed to go to a weekly meeting, which I'll do tomoror or Saturday.  There's also a book we're supposed to read. I bought it, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

I'm pretty ok with most of this.  I am not as woo woo as some people, but I certainly don't have a problem with it.

The yoga itself is a vinyasa flow, in a heated but not hot room. The studios are huge, and one of the rooms theoretically can fit 100 people. I'm not sure if I've ever been in it with that many, but a lot of people use this studio.

The only real issue is parking, but when I got there this morning, I didn't have a problem.  I think that most morning people go to the 5:00 or 6:15 class. I go to the 7:00 which is too late for a lot of people, but too early for the people who don't have work committments.  At any rate, that's the main class I've been going to.

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