Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy in My Skin

Image c/o Barbara Goodwin of Wisdom Magazine Cover Art- This is her Feel Good mandala.

I've been feeling good lately-how about you? With the students back at it, my gym (located on a Uni campus) is packed. Last fall I enrolled in high-impact aerobic activity classes to avoid the gym rush. It suited my mood at the time, and re-established a reasonable workout schedule for me. I had only one class a day, so could only workout for a specific amount of time- it helped reduce over training.

This year I'm doing something entirely different, and it's suiting me perfectly for now. I bought a year, unlimited downloads membership from www.yogadownload.com. With their variety of 30, 45, 60 and 90 minute classes I can tailor every day depending on my energy level and time bank. I'm doing 30 min of a different yoga class every morning (great variety!) and 30 min cardio every weekday. On the weekends, I do longer sequences (60-90min) and take nice walks around the neighborhood with my husband. I'm weight training by doing yoga with weights, but am finding I'm maintaining muscle tone even by just doing vigorous vinyasa flows.

I'm getting happy in my skin again (check out this article from Yoga Journal to find tips to get happier in yours too!).

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