I’ve been taking a few new aerobics classes to get back into shape. I’ve found myself gaining a few pounds with the winter hibernation and my part-time job at a really good local restaurant. Being 5′-2″, every few pounds can be visibility seen but at the same time, you can see the results of a weight lost pretty quickly too.
Last week, I took a step class that incorporated weights. We worked on cardio then did a few rounds of upper body strength building. My body was completely SORE the next day. The recovery lasted 2 days and a nice massage helped my tensed muscles relaxed. At the end of the week, I took a Zumba class which was a blast! I continued on with another Step class and then a Cardio Kickboxing class. OMG! My body have not felt such intense cardio vigor in awhile. I remember telling myself how much I need yoga as I was trying Not to trip over my own two feet.
I love the feeling of being a student in classes where no one knows me. I’m a beginner but I found myself really enjoying the feeling of being lost. I can mess up and no one really cares. And that includes me! As I step back onto my mat, there is a whole new sense of appreciation for my passion. I get a different total body workout with Bapiste Power Vinyasa Flow. I find my strength in my practice. I also find ease in the modifications that my body needs. I now find the therapeutic element that yoga provides my body. It’s incredible the wonders of yoga!
I have never been into sports but if my body can find relief and recovery after doing aerobic exercises, I can only imagine with it can do for people who are athletes. The mental boost that occurs also makes me want to go back and take those classes so I can improve. The burn doesn’t scare me because I know my body will heal quicker and stronger.
I HEART Yoga!