Om Pretty: Biker Barre Continues – Week 2

Sorry for the delay on writing about my second week at Biker Barre. I will say that it has gotten a tad bit easier. It seems like my body is getting used to needing exercise early in the morning again. It is always hard coming back to exercise, especially morning exercise. Years ago I used to get up at 4:30 a.m. to get my workout in. But over time that went out the day and by the wayside. It is great to get exercise over with. I have had great instructors at Biker Barre. My body craves the sweat and the music. The instructors have great playlists and it really does help when everything is burning. I love that post workout feeling of being a sweaty mess and trying to look cute at the same time.

But, I have a confession. I miss my yoga practice. I have a yoga pose goal to meet by my birthday.  I have come to the conclusion that I need a 4-5 times a week yoga practice not just to achieve the pose, but for my sanity and creativity. You might say “didn’t you go through teacher training?” Yes, but sometimes I need the class. I need to be in a room to hear the music, the breathing, and the teacher’s voice. I need a set of hands to adjust me so my body discovers what each how each pose feels. Yesterday I read a blog post that brought home what I was feeling.

“You have to freaking practice! None of this once a week, twice a week stuff. Any stone on the path of yoga, whether it is asana, meditation, chanting, mantra, breath work, etc, requires our full devotion.”

What is a girl to do? Well for me it means giving up the barre part of my workout a few times a week and get back to my beloved yoga mat. I am too addicted to spinning to stop.

I feel great after spinning, but there is something about my post-yoga feeling that is hard to explain. My mind is quiet, my body is stretched, and their is a sense of peace that I just don’t get in other workouts. Will it be hard to do two different workouts a day. Yes, but sometimes a girl has to do what a girl’s gotta do.

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