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Monday Night Yoga: Planks, Handstands & Newbies

I lied last week when I said there was a ton of planks. I didn’t know what I was talking about. Tonight had a ton of planks.  Like before we even got into some downward dogs. My shoulder was not a fan of this idea but I was determined to give it a worthy try. I knew that even  aside from the shoulder – my arm strength is nowhere near handstand level (goal?).  But! But that didn’t mean I wasn’t going to try. You’re never going to get anywhere if you don’t practice right? Isn’t that what they say?

Yoga Journal: Adho Mukha Vrksasana

I got as far as donkey kicks {what? I used to teach kids, they will always be donkey kicks to me}

Some other things I noticed in tonight’s class:

The girl next to me was wearing socks.

I also think she’s a beginner – I’m not judging I’m just saying that was a hard class to walk into & I hope it didn’t discourage her (b/c have I mentioned I love the instructor?)

There were two girls who were chatting before class that seemed knew as well – kind of that “what should we expect / what are we getting into” vibe – it made me smile – like welcome to the club.

{gah, sound pretentious much?}

Since last week was crazy packed, tonight when I got to the gym 25-20 minutes before class I decided to forgo cardio so that I could properly line up 15 min before hand.

Go figure, it was a 1/3 crowded.


Your turn:

Have you ever worn socks during a yoga class?

Have you ever wanted to encourage someone next to you during a class?

What’s your favorite arm toning pose ?


Favorite Finds:

Speaking of kid’s yoga : The Value of Kids Yoga Classes | NY Wellness Guide