A couple of weeks ago we had one of our many special visits from Jennie Burke. As she strutted into the office with her usual upbeat, happy self, positivity was flowing out of her! As we usually do, the rest of the staff congregated to the front of the office to greet Jennie. We immediately began talking about where she had been that morning, as she was simply glowing! She had been to a yoga class. But not just any yoga class, a Bikram class.
For those of you not familiar with the practice, it’s a 90 minute class conducted in a room heated at 105 degrees with 40% humidity as you complete the twenty-six posture series. So to say the least it’s HOT and you sweat..A LOT! But they tell you the heat is your friend and it will promote flexibility and aid in detoxification.
So anyways, usually I am out running or biking in the mornings. But this morning, Brian was willing to try something new and asked me to join him for a Bikram Yoga class before work. Of course I was on board.
I have been to a few classes before but still consider myself a ‘newbie,’ and this was Brian’s first class. The morning wasn’t without a few laughs, funky new pretzel moves, and puddles of sweat, but we finished it!
So I challenge you…maybe it’s not Bikram Yoga, but go try something NEW! We often get into our routines of what may seem ‘easy’ to our bodies, but in reality you need to vary it up, keep it fun, and shake things up every once in a while. Maybe it’s a spin class, maybe it’s doing some interval work on the bike, or rock climbing, or planning a hike. The options are unlimited. But either way, try something new…have a little FUN with it!