|I don’t go without my mat and my nuun
Today, I took a step outside my comfort zone. Not way, way outside, but just enough outside to challenge myself. A new yoga studio opened in Arlington recently, called Mind the Mat. As part of their opening, all classes this week were free. Who doesn’t like free?
It was a typical crazy morning and I barely made it on time. Like many places in this area, it doesn’t have it’s own parking lot, but there was plenty of paid parking on the street. It’s a long narrow room and the class was near its maximum size, but the floors were new hard wood(I like that from a clean standpoint LOL) and there were lots of windows letting in natural light.
The instructor informed us that she taught the Jivamukti style of yoga, which is a vinyasa style with a healthy dose of spiritualism. (Wondering what the heck I’m talking about? Here’s a nice overview of yoga styles.) I admit I had a small mental grown as I was really just looking for a good workout.
I got an amazing workout. I’ve done just enough yoga, pi-yo, and yoga knock off classes to know most of the poses. Her flow was nearly perfect. Just as I’d think I couldn’t hold a pose any longer, she’d have us move. The room was warm, but it wasn’t Bikram warm. Unlike Bikram (besides not being so sweaty I was dripping), I felt challenged but not completely unable to do some of the poses. All in all, it was a fabulous workout (I’m having trouble typing because my arms are so tired) and, in the end, the spiritual talking she did and the small amount of chanting, did indeed add to the experience.
I’ve already registered for a class next week.
Then I came home and made an amazing lunch of tofu, cauliflower, broccoli, onion, mushrooms, and spinach covered in salsa. Yum!
|Before I dumped in a LOT of salsa
I think I need to go take a nap now. Too bad the kids get home in half an hour LOL.
Disclaimer: Class was free to anyone. No one asked me to review the class. I’m paying for my next class.