After spending a week recovering from my first half marathon, I decided a yoga session was just what I needed to stretch out my legs and get me back in tip top condition. Naturally, being one of my favourite studios, I checked out the FRAME timetable and found an 11.30am class last Saturday morning that I felt would work for me. They also had a barre class scheduled to start directly after so I thought “why not!”
I haven’t been to yoga in quite a while; I had a little stint with Bikram in July this year and have been ‘too busy’ to make it to my regular Tuesday lunchtime class at work. This was evident, as downward dog was more a chore than a relaxing pose mid flow. Class was great overall though, we did plenty of hip opening moves and I got excited when we did preparatory work on handstands. I even got to show off my crow pose; I somehow have managed to master this one with barely any practice!
Next up, Barre class. At this point, I wondered what I was thinking doing two classes back to back but there was no way I was going to give up now! Barre class follows a pretty standard structure; we started by warming up our feet and ankles, did some leg work incorporating dumbbells for upper body, some jumps, abdominal work and stretching. The next couple of days, I could feel the effects of the class though! My calves, abs and arms / shoulders were telling me they got a good workout!
I took a leisurely stroll home after this, got snuggled upon the sofa and the rest is history…
How will you stay active this coming weekend?!
Elle 😉 x