Monday, October 4, 2010

Yoga Event Day 1


Awhile back ago I received the book 27 Things to Know About Yoga (Good Things to Know). I had won it in a giveaway hosted by Jennifer from Running With Cake. This book was my inspiration to do this Yoga Event. Before that though I had started to get back into doing Yoga. P90X Yoga to be exact. I had borrowed a friends copy of it and have fallen totally in love with yoga.

At first, YES I was very sore, but I was using muscles that I have not used in years. In fact some of the poses I could not even do at first. I had always been somewhat flexible throughout my life and now that I had not been doing much of anything for the last few years had really caught up with me. This was a real eyeopener(as well as a "hip opener" lol) for me that I really need to get my body back. As a child I was active in ballet, swimming, and softball. I had always preferred a more "solo" type of sports and yoga is just that.

Yoga can awaken your inner you in a way that you cannot imagine, if you let your mind go into it. It is truly a HUGE stress reliever for me. A lot of times I will do yoga at night after I get everyone into bed. After a long crazy stressful day yoga is a godsend. It not only relaxes me, but also somewhat lowers my blood pressure. I have had high blood pressure for about the last 4 years. I am not saying that this can happen to everyone, just that it has lowered my blood pressure. I have become more focused and a bit calmer from doing yoga. So now if I have had a bad, stressful day I just turn to yoga to put me at peace.

Yoga has been a life saver for me the past few months and I am totally in love with it. I am not only doing this Yoga Event to celebrate my passion for yoga, but to also educate and hopefully inspire you to try yoga. I love yoga and I hope that you will too!

In honor of my inspiration I would also love to pass the book along to a luck winner! I will tell you it's not in perfect condition, but it is very readable. This book is wonderful for someone just starting yoga, like I was. So I hope that you will be inspired to start yoga!!


Mandatory Entry
  • To kick this off just leave me a comment on whether or not you have done yoga before.
Open to US only. Ends October 16, 2010 at 11:59 EST.

Disclosure: I won this book in a contest and I am giving it away to one lucky winner. I will be paying the sipping expenses.

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

What a fun event! My husband is really into yoga (I do it from time to time too, but wish we had classes in our town). This book seems like a nice companion to have for our practice.

Debbie said...

Been thinking about giving yoga another shot. Tried it many years ago but didn't stick with it. Now that I'm older (and stiffer) I think it might be the best form of exercise to get me back to form. Thanks for the contest!

Meg O. said...

I adore yoga. I have done it consistently for a few months now and I am two times more flexible than ever before in my whole life! I can touch my toes, do eagle pose with no problem, and my balance is incredible.

Yoga and Zumba with Gaileee, E-RYT `n` Licensed Zumba Instructor said...

I've done yoga before, in fact, became an instructor, after taking a college course in yoga. Thats been over 9 years ago.

Love to win this!

gaileee

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

limepink said...

I tried yoga once with a friend. I would love to try again
mistylimepink at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I have tried yoga poses, but never really gave it my all. I would like to give it a real attempt.
smchester at gmail dot com

Kari V. said...

I am a yoga beginner! Hope that through practice I can keep up with everyone else in class!