Don’t forget to breathe

I meant to write this last week, but I’ve started doing one of the hardest things to date. Yoga. I took a Pilates class back in high school and it really helped with my breathing and running. I’ve always wanted to start up again, but either didn’t have time or I just couldn’t let myself spend $20 on one class. But one of the perks with my new apartment is that there is a free yoga class once a week. So Thursdays nights, while I have free time in between semesters, I’ll be working on my breathing and stretching.

I didn’t know what to expect, it was a lot harder than I thought. I’m not flexible so many of the positions weren’t perfect. And half of the time I forgot to breathe, instead I would hold my breath. I’ve realized this  is the hardest thing to do. I felt great after the class finished, and I’m excited to keep going. And with it being free, there isn’t a reason not to go. I still would love to find a Pilates class around that isn’t a bank breaker, but my schedule will be way to hectic until December.

Which do you prefer, yoga or pilates?

4 thoughts on “Don’t forget to breathe

  1. Holly @ RUST BELT RUNNER says:

    Definitely prefer yoga. Pilates is more like strength-training, but without weights. At least from my experience. Check with local studios, sometimes they offer free community classes or reduced rate specials. I am always out to find a yoga deal because I agree it’s pricey!

    Try “Yoga Download” for some free short at home yoga audio too. Not the same as a studio, but perhaps another option for you.

    P.S. I feel so old! I had no idea you were like 20 and in school! I’M AN OLD WOMAN OVER HERE. Lol!!

  2. Jen @ Lilly Pea Designs says:

    YOGA! (even though I haven’t been to led class in over a year) Don’t worry that your poses aren’t perfect, that’s why it’s called practice. And you may find that one week you totally nail one pose and then the next week you suck at it. It’s all about listening to your body and challenging the limits you can do that day.

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