I've been a fan of yoga for a few years now, after I finally decided that it wasn't too weird to have someone continuously talking to me about my energy...
A few of my good friends (Katie and Cara) have been practicing at Cadence and raving, so my curiousity was bound to lead me in, right?? Sweet Mandy, in charge at Cadence, must have sensed my ravenous desire to begin. Her move? She set up a 15 day challenge -- practice yoga with her for 15 days straight, and you get it for only 40 bones. Which is ridiculous.
Today is Day 3. I'm in love.
Pros? Posture improvement, the feeling of overall toning, getting a major sweat in to start/finish your day, opportunities to laugh at yourself and your friends (and strangers), an intentional time to focus on nothing but you and your body.
Cons? It's kicking me in the face.
I have a definite advantage in that I'm doing it with two friends, Meghan and Tamara, so we get each other up and going when our shoulders are screaming from the workout prior. My favorite reaction so far? Tamara's mother has warned her quite seriously: "Tamara, I think it's good, but when they tell you to clear your mind, don't do it. DON'T CLEAR YOUR MIND, TAMARA."
Who can really clear their mind anyway?