12.17.2008

Yoga

Ya'll, I went to the best Yoga class at my gym on Tuesday night! Now, I know that I have heard of some loonies in this exercise method and I am NOT talking about the type that you just sit on the floor, with your legs crossed, trying to tap into some spiritual strength coming within yourself. TOTALLY different from what I recently discovered - the class I went to focused on core strength and stretching methods to relax your muscles and body. It was so effective! It reminded me of some of the stretching I did in my ballet class in college, combined with tightening up my core muscles to effectively use my body's strength. It was great. I think it is a weekly evening class and since I have heard it differs, depending on each instructor, I definitely plan to try to return to this particular instructor's class. I think it is exactly what I need once of week for general wellness and health.

Now my challenge will be to see if I can get Eric to attend a class with me; I smile thinking of him getting into yoga. I can't picture yet, but who knew 3 1/2 years ago, when we got married, that he would be the one requesting more veggies at dinner? Or that he prefers brown rice to white? Or now prefers water to soda? I am glad he has experienced increased energy and overall wellness with some changes in our diet (although, to his credit, he's always loved fresh fruits & veggies) and would love to see where some yoga could take him. ;) For now, I'm not going to hold my breath, but you never know... ;)

4 comments:

Josh 'n Katie said...

Hey Betsy! Yoga is fun and can be pretty intense too. I enjoy it but prefer pilates. Have you done that class yet? Where's your gym? We need to chat. . .

OK, so I tried your rice crispy treats. . but added too many crispies so my treats were dry and too crispy! :( Boo! They did taste yummy though, if you didn't mind the crumbs. haha! Merry Christmas!

The Shillings said...

Katie - yes, I do enjoy Pilates as well! I go to the Rush - do you go there too?!

Oh no - I hate that the rice crispy variation didn't turn out super great for you! I will re-check the measurements - I appreciate the feedback!

Merry Christmas to you too! :)

Erika said...

Well, I get Donnie to do it every once in awhile. He likes it! Hopefully it runs in the fam ;).

The Shillings said...

I sure hope so! :) Maybe I'll con Donnie into giving Eric some "brotherly encouragement" so I increase my chances!