I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday. The weather here was fabulous and I spent a lot of time getting the garden back into shape. Talking of getting back into shape, as predicted in my last post, I can barely move today. Lots of dog walking keeps me reasonably fit but I've obviously employed some little used muscles over the past couple of days - my word, do some of them ache.
It's not all bad though, a little discomfort can be a good reminder and this slight soreness has promoted me to focus on one of the things on my own self-care to-do list. Do More Yoga. Now.
There are many forms of yoga and they are all basically a mix of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Do a little research and find a form that concentrates on what interests you most. My personal favourite is Iyengar as I like the focus on the postures and the body awareness that it promotes. What ever form of yoga you choose it's a good idea to learn the basics from an expert and your ten pound treat would be well spent on a yoga class. The British Wheel of Yoga has a comprehensive list.
So - I now need to practise what I preach and do some yoga. I did a great yoga class with a fantastic teacher for over ten years but unfortunately can't make the session anymore. I hope to find a similar class in the not too distant future and in the meantime I think ten years of tuition has set me up for a little home practice. I have all the gear and the "big book" BKS Iyengar's "Yoga The Path to Holistic Health".
Right - now I'm off to set up my studio (aka a corner of the spare room)
If you enjoy your yoga or you know someone who does here's a list of goodies to add to that feeling of peace and well-being. All handmade and all under ten pounds of course.
There's also lots of yoga and fitness related inspiration on my Pinterest board.
I'm also loving these workout friendly outfits from Apricot Clothing