First impressions Gaiam Yoga

I am what my most recent yoga studio felt was an advanced beginner. I have been doing yoga off and on for the last 7 years and have never really gone very deeply into it. I do not do well when trying to put together my own home practice.

Last Friday I found this program and signed up for it. You start your week with a series of videos describing the poses that you will be practicing during the week. It took me 2 sessions to get through all the videos. For the last 2 days I have done the daily practice. I find it just challenging enough to keep me interested but not so difficult that I cannot get through the daily practice. It is quite the adventure but I am enjoying it.

On top of my new daily yoga session my BF is training to go on a canoe and backpacking trip so I have been joining him. This includes a daily 4 mile hike through some local woods (~1hr 15 min including a small 5-10 minute break) and starting tomorrow a bi-weekly canoe trip on a nearby river. My body is going to hate me for the next 2 weeks but if I can get through this training session I will be that much stronger and hopefully up for some camping trips of my own some time soon. I don’t want to overdo it but I have not pushed my body like this in to many years to count. As long as my blisters heal soon I think that I can do it.

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