On Sunday morning, I woke up to this amazing sunrise.
It certainly made waking up before 7am on a Sunday worth it…..and even though I’ve been complaining about how long it stays dark in the morning, these sunrises might make me change my mind. I stared out the window for a full 5 minutes making “positive intentions” for the week and just feeling lucky to be alive (sounds so zen of me….but it just felt good to have a moment to clear my head)
After vegging on the couch for an hour or so, I made coffee and a green smoothie (um, needed some fruits and veggies after Saturday’s food), took Charlie for a short walk, and then met friends at Lombardi Sports for their free Sunday ROOFTOP YOGA!
As you would guess, the class is held weekly on the roof of a local sports shop. My friends had been before and I was sooo glad I was able to join them this week. It was a beautiful (though a little windy) day. The teacher donates her time (i think) and there was a big crowd– I’d guess around 30 people!
We lunged and savasana-ed for an hour
It felt absolutely amazing. During my first downward dog, I was saying, “Ahhhhhhhhh” in my head….it felt so good and I needed to stretch and move my body like that so badly. I missed my weekly yoga class last week and my body was having yoga withdrawl.
The best part about doing yoga outside? On all the “upside down” type poses, we were looking up at the beautiful sky. I took this photo during a donward dog
The sky and clouds happened to be particularly amazing yesterday, but something about being outdoors and breathing in fresh air adds so much to yoga. I realized that even though I’ve been doing yoga for almost ten years now (since college!), this was my first time practicing outside! Now I’m going to make a point to check out all the other outside yoga classes (though I think it wouldn’t be quite as enjoyable if it was a lot colder outside…).
After yoga, we did what typical girls do…..we went out for brunch/lunch, sat outside, and talked about boys, life, and all good things! Such a good day.
Questions of today……
– Have you ever done yoga outside?
– How often do you practice yoga?
– Sunrises and sunsets beautiful near you lately?
– Are there many “free” workout classes near you? (most of the sports shops– or lululemons, etc- have free classes weekly. I don’t normally go….but should take advantage of them more often)
– What workout are you looking forward to this week?