Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Big Return

So tonight I plan to go to my first yoga class in about 10 weeks. Yikes. I’m feeling a cold come on, but I am going nonetheless. For a morning yogi, it will be interesting to take the crowded evening class, and I also picked one of the hardest, bad ass teachers who will show no mercy.

I know I will be rusty, there will pain and stiffness tomorrow and I will be frustrated. I’m going to take it easy and see how I feel. I’m thinking of this more as helping me answer the question do I want to keep yoga as an active part of my workout routine and if so, how much, when and why. Once I’m in the hot room will I remember how much I loved it? Will I think that this is no longer for me?  I’ve gotten used to my more convenient, flexible cardio routine although I’m starting to feel aches and pains. I’m struggling to wake up at 5am as the winter looms. Let’s see what happens. Trying to go in with no expectations, no preconceptions and no prejudices.

I’ll keep you posted!



I’ve been AWOL from yoga for over a month… closer to 6 weeks. This is my longest hiatus and it’s scary. I’ve gotten used to doing other things now like cardio. Much more convenient and flexible. I hurt my shoulder and so for a while I had to avoid yoga. I think it’s time I could return, the problem I’m having is motivation. I had to get up at 5:30 am to go to yoga. With fall here and winter coming, that’s hardly appealing. I can wake up at 6, get a strong cardio workout and be home and on my way to work, while I’d still be in yoga class… My studio is also establishing other classes (shorter yoga classes and a Yin Nidra class). I may try those, although the times are not idea. I am terrified what I should expect and how much slippage I’ve had. I’m more terrified that I’m stalling and continuing to delay my return. I’ve also lost more weight with cardio, so I’ll need to figure out some sort of balance. Any advice yogis?