My Week in Yoga: Enough Is Enough

Well.

What. A. Week.

Four crazy crazy days at work combined with a long weekend in Italy for a dear friend’s wedding meant that I did the least yoga in these past 7 days than the whole of 2017. But that is just life sometimes. I still managed to get on my mat 5 out of 7 days, and I got to live a reminder that a few minutes is enough. That I and my intentions are enough. 

Monday:  

45min vinyasa class at work. Loads of balancing poses and drills meant I stoked up some real inner heat to kick off the week.

Tuesday: 

Getting home very late and having a million thoughts zapping through my mind meant I expected the quick 20 minutes I could carve out of day before tumbling into bed to be a wash. Instead, I found myself immediately surrendering to the practice in a way I haven’t done in a while. Creative flows and total focus were the rewards. What a lucky human I am to have this practice in my life. 

Wednesday: 

Up early to get 25 minutes on my mat before work and an evening out with clients. Arm balances were the flavour of the day. Power is always my friend in a morning practice. Cannot imagine the day when it is flexibility!

Thursday: 

Another busy day + client night out= a rest day.

Friday: 

Precisely 12 minutes, yes a whopping 12, once we arrived at our little AirBnB in Tuscany. 50% warm up and 50% sun saluations. Simple but effective. 

Saturday:

Unexpectedly ended up agreeing to teach the gorgeous bride and her bridesmaids a class in the morning before the ceremony. What an honour! So I got up a little early to work on a flowing gentle sequence that would suit beginners, without mats, practicing in the already hot early morning sunshine, with a big day ahead of them. 45min.

Sunday:

Erm. What can I say? Maybe just that a 4am finish, a 40c+ heatwave, and a few vineyards to visit strangely turned out to be incompatible with yoga. Do I regret that fact? Not for one single second! This was a weekend to remember indeed.

  • Self-Practice: 1hr 42min
  • Classes: 45min  
  • TOTAL: 2hrs 27min  
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