I turned down happy hour with the co-workers to go to yoga. SHOCKING!
|Delicious and comes with your own personal appetizer of olives! Photo source.|
A local yoga studio, The Mat, has a Groupon for one month of unlimited yoga for $29. Budget and monthly challenge friendly! I snagged it up and went to my first session last night.
I went to yoga instead of a bar. I might be taking this monthly challenge thing a little seriously.
The Mat has a 6:30 PM class on Fridays called Mat Restorative. A friend at my gym highly recommended it to me several months ago so I thought I might as well use it as the start to my yoga monthly challenge. While you can do yoga anywhere I wanted to start off my journey by going to a studio. The instructors help you with form, encourage you through the process, and show modifications for those of us that need them.
|Restorative yoga is low stress and quite relaxing. Photo source.|
I'm happy to report that my first session of yoga was great. It was better than great ... it was AMAZE-BALLS! Mat Restorative is great after a very stressful week (which I had) and perfect for beginners (which I am). While I love hanging with my co-workers, going to yoga was actually what I needed to decompress. While trying to clear my mind of the week's happenings never lasted for long during the yoga session I did appreciate the few brief moments I was able to be calm and focused. Those were the best. And I'm looking forward to learning how to do that more often.
Now, if I can find a yoga studio AND bar all-in-one I'll be set!