Something for the weekend: Ying & Yang Yoga, FRAME Barre

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



  1. Chi-Chi
    November 9, 2012 / 14:47

    Downward Dog is definately a chore after an NTC class involving lots of tricep dips, push-ups and tricep push-ups!loving the crow pose; hoping to get a hang of that soon! always wanted to try bikram yoga……www.thatgoodgirchi.blogspot.com

    • Danielle Linton
      November 12, 2012 / 10:46

      Its a good test of upper body strength is the ol' Downward Dog! …Crow will come…take it slow, focus and you will be there! Next up is crow into headstand! eeek! 😉 Hot Bikram Yoga do a deal where you get 30 days for about £30! You should check it out! You get great improvements, but it isn't easy! xxx

  2. Karen
    November 10, 2012 / 21:34

    I finally mastered crow pose this last weekend!

    • Danielle Linton
      November 12, 2012 / 10:46

      Excellent! It makes you feel great when you master an interesting pose, huh?! 😉 xxx

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