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Exercise is my drug of choice

I saw this on a license plate frame yesterday. It gave me a chuckle. Even though I regularly exercise, exercise is definitely not my drug of choice. Mine is probably alcohol and then high fat, high calorie food. So in the end I need exercise.

One of my regular readers and good friends asked if I could recommend a yoga class that is gentle with some good stretching.

I wasn’t quite sure, so I did a little research …

I do take a Hatha Yoga class on Wednesday nights and I would say it is much more gentle than the other yoga classes I take. The Yoga Journal Web site gave me an actual gentle yoga routine. Restorative Yoga is also a gentle practice and so lovely and juicy.

Another link with gentle yoga poses. This search link on the Yoga Journal Web site also has a bunch of options for gentle forms of yoga.

In my Vinyasa class today while I was in Downward Dog my instructor came over and told my that my pose was great. If you know Downward Facing Dog you know that it is a pretty simple and easy pose. But in my almost four years of fairly regular yoga practice I am amazed out how much better I have gotten and how much deeper I can get into the pose. It is an amazing feeling and accomplishment when we get close to mastering a pose–if that is really ever possible.

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  1. Jen Says:

    Thank you for the post! I do so much cardio (and some strength training) that gentle stretching sounds like a nice break. Maybe it’s time for me to find a Hatha yoga class. 🙂