Sometimes life gets a little crazy…and that’s alright!
If you’ve been following my blog you’ve probably noticed I’ve been M.I.A recently. Since moving to South Florida, and starting my new job, it’s been one thing after the next! My mom came down to visit mid-August, then my boyfriend and I were preparing to move for the first weekend in September, and then we were preparing for Hurricane Irma which just swept through our area. (Luckily Irma didn’t do nearly as much damage as expected.)
Needless to say, I don’t remember the last time I went to the gym. Regular physical activity is so important for our bodies for a number of reasons, but if you’re stressing yourself out so much just to squeeze in that gym time, then that’s not good either.
Especially during stressful times (starting a new job, finals week, or moving) I find my go-to is yoga. For me, yoga is a win-win because it does good for my physical body and my mind.
Recently, when my mom was down, we went to a aerial yoga class! Which was a total change from my normal yoga routine. It was doable and I would highly encouage everyone reading this to get some girlfriends together and give it a try.
Challenging myself to aerial yoga was really scary leading up to the class, but once I got started all the fears, and stress, just left.
There are so many styles of yoga, so if you’ve only tried it once or twice, try again because once you find the right style and teacher you’ll never look back.
Yoga is great for the body and mind, it’s something you can spend 5 minutes or 60 minutes doing. You can do it alone or with friends. You can do it at home before work or in a class in your community. You can do it to stretch your muscles or strengthen them. How many of you enjoy yoga? Has anyone else tried aerial yoga? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. Although not pictured, I actually did so much yoga this weekend during the hurricane. First off, I was bored out of my mind by the second morning. Not to mention my body was so tight and achy from all the stress of the hurricane. This is why I LOVE yoga, it’s the anywhere and anytime workout.