January 28, 2014
30 Day Challenge Day 14 We are halfway there!
Day 14! Wow! High five everyone for making it this far! What were your thoughts on the dance and yoga? I love both dance and yoga, so it was a pleasant surprise for me. What wasn't surprising was my inability to follow the dance moves. Try as I might, I just couldn't get it down. Sometimes I wish I had a camera filming me just so I could have a good laugh at myself :D I need a very repetitive, only a couple of steps introduced at a time, in ultra slow motion for me to put it together. I did enjoy it though, and just ended up breaking into freestyle dance moves at the end. Yoga is my first love. I wasn't active as a young person, mainly because I was so ultra shy and worried about making a fool of myself. When I was 19 I came across a flyer for yoga on my lunch break. The teacher was teaching in a hall just down the road from me, and it was only $5 drop in, so I thought I would give it a shot. This was back before yoga studios, or yoga mats, and when it was affordable to take a class. She suggested I bring a towel or small blanket. After an hour of stretching and strengthening postures I floated out of that class. My body felt taller and lighter, and my mind more focused and peaceful. From that day I was hooked! I don't practice often now, but when I do, I always question why it is that I am not practicing. Especially when I think of the slouchy shoulders, tight hip flexors and neck pain. Don't get me wrong, my body also likes to be worked hard. I like to move and sweat. I also recognize the benefit of balance. Thank you DailyHiit for reminding me to find balance in my workouts.