I really enjoy a good workout, but sometimes just trying to make time for one can be a workout in itself.
I often feel like I’m struggling to fit physical activity in to my already pretty overcrowded schedule. Exercise during the week generally consists of going to the gym on my lunch break (followed by sitting all sweaty and gross at my desk for the rest of the day), and then taking a hot yoga class on an evening or weekend when my husband is off work or I can get my mom to watch Betty. I wouldn’t change how my life is now for anything, but it definitely used to be easier.
Back in the days when I had lots of money to throw at ridiculously expensive gym memberships, I used to try new things all the time. Sometimes I would even write about it on my blog like when I embarrassed my way through a Zumba class or that time I mastered bird hand in Tai Chi. It’s been awhile since I mixed it up.
So the other day a friend asked me if I had tried anti gravity yoga. I had heard of it before, but at that point I turned my nose up at the idea. I tend to prefer my yoga propless, letting my body do all the work by itself; something about that just seems more rewarding to me. But for some reason it sounded like a much better suggestion the second time around. I started to look at pictures online and hey…that looks kind of fun.
It certainly looks like a challenge and combines two of my most favorite things: yoga and hanging from the ceiling.
After a quick Google search, I had located a class near enough to my house at a do-able time, and signed myself up. It’s this evening at 7:30 and today I’m all kinds of jittery with anticipation! (Or maybe that’s the giant coffee I just drank. Whatever.) I highly doubt that I will be doing any of the antics shown above (me being a total newb at this and all), but I can’t wait to see what kind of great workout I get. I hear it’s pretty intense!
Have you ever tried zero gravity yoga? Would you? Am I insane for being excited about this?