Meghann and I hit up Orlando Power Yoga tonight. Theyâ€™ve re-vamped the studio from a traditional bikram studio to a Baron Baptiste style of power vinyasa yoga. It was so great that I bought a 40 day pass! Sooooâ€¦ expect to see a lot of yoga in the next 40 days while I attempt to get my moneyâ€™s worth. 🙂
This yoga practice is heart-thumping, cardio yogaâ€¦ not the relaxation kind (which certainly has its place!). Itâ€™s practiced in a 90 degree room and the sweat was literally dripping off of me. I made a huge puddle at the front of my mat!
I canâ€™t hold all the poses (or even get into them) but it was so fun to TRY. Yoga isnâ€™t about showing off or impressing the teacherâ€¦ itâ€™s just about you! Which is one of the reasons that I really like it.
Iâ€™m planning to swap some run days for yoga days on my schedule in hopes of better preparing my body for Mayâ€™s 100 mile bike ride. I think it will be a good swap!
Pre-yoga snack was Pumpkin Yogurt with Grape Nuts.
And after the yoga class, I hit up the grocery store so I could make exactly what I was craving! I wanted pasta so bad!
I had a serving of whole wheat angel hair pasta with red sauce. I also had a chunk of baguette (and I ate a similar sized piece in the car on the way home). And I also had a huge pile of roasted broccoli, mushrooms, and artichokes.
Plusâ€¦ my latest obsession. Arugula salad.
I am thinking about curling up on the couch with a little coconut ice creamâ€¦ Mmm.
Do you practice yoga? How regularly? How did you get into it? Any runners or cyclist out there have success with yoga and training? Share your stories!