I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Per usual, mine was yoga focused. I always teach on Saturday and Sunday mornings but it was also a yoga teacher training weekend for Y2 and I am assisting with training this year so my afternoons were spent in the training.
I am approaching my third anniversary of teaching yoga and I still find myself moved to tears and filled with gratitude on a weekly basis for my yoga practice and the opportunity to share it with others through teaching. Developing a personal yoga practice and going through teacher training has probably been the most revolutionary thing in my life. EVER. And now I can’t even begin to describe what it’s like to be on the other side and observe others go through the experience of teacher training. I cried three times yesterday. Its so paradoxical in its beauty and pain.
There are so many posts that I want to write about practicing yoga and going through teacher training but it’s hard for me to even find the words to adequately express it. For now I’ll just say that I can’t believe that I wake up every day without EVER dreading the work ahead of me and that yoga showed me the path to recognizing my strengths and believing that it is possible to make a living and live a life that is fueled by your passions and gifts.
Expect a lot more yoga posts from me later this spring/summer but for now let’s move on to this week’s workouts.
CrossFit + extra ab work
30 Dumb Bell push press
30 Russian KB swings
20 DB push press
20 Russian KB swings
10 DB push press
10 Russian KB swings
Strength workout + Ashtanga practice
1 mile treadmill warm up
THEN 10 x 3
Dumbbell incline chest press
Dumbbell bent over rows
TRX push ups
Weighted single leg lunges
CrossFit + hot yoga
It was our programmer’s birthday and in CrossFit there is a “birthday burpee” tradition. He designed a chipper workout around this. I did a modified version of it and skipped the rowing at the beginning and end of the workout. It wasn’t in the cards for me due to lack of adequate fuel!
I stayed after I taught and took half of another teacher’s class. Easy day.
I did this circuit training workout with a 500 meter row at the beginning of each of the three rounds.
30 minute run + 30 minute walk
75 degree day in Charlotte called for an outdoor workout.
I attended a friend of mine’s class tonight after I wrapped up teacher training. You’d think the last thing I would want to do would be to practice yoga after spending the weekend teaching it and in a teacher training but it was EXACTLY what I needed to wrap up the weekend. My friend just completed his teacher training last year and this was only the second class of his that I’ve taken. It was perfect and one of the best practices I’ve had in a long time. I left feeling like a relaxed noodle who just got the ultimate yoga massage. Good stuff.
Overall it was a light week but an intuitive one. Body is feeling really great.
Tell me about your week of workouts and how you’re feeling overall.