I am riding a yoga high right now. Weeeee! Every Tuesday at 12 pm, during the months of June, July and August there is free Yoga in the Park put on by many local yoga studios. We meet in Prescott Park which is right on the water in downtown Portsmouth. It’s a beautiful setting to get in a great yoga session. What better way to get centered than with your feet in the grass and the salty air blowing around you?
Practicing yoga is definitely different outside. There are a lot of distractions. Balance poses take on a whole new meaning. Today we also had a crew working on the set for the plays that are put on during the summer at the park. At first the music they were blasting really went with the moment. But then the Foo Fighters came on and the moment was gone. Have you ever laid in Savasana with “Sex on Fire” by Kings of Leon playing? It’s a challenge to stay in the moment for sure. The teacher even commented at the beginning of our practice that “Challenge brings about change.” So true.
I’m hoping that I can make it to more Yoga in the Park sessions this summer. My in-laws are visiting this week so I had someone to watch the kids while I was gone. Kids are welcome to join in. There were actually a few today. On June 26th they will be having a special children’s yoga. It will be a shorter session that’s more animal centered. I’d love to take my two little monkeys but nap time begins around 12:30 so we’d be cutting it close. Maybe if I’m feeling brave, I’ll try it.
I just finished up Marathon Training Week 4! It was a good week with a tempo and 12 mile long run. I’m a little nervous for next week’s long run – 14 miles. That will be the most I’ve ever run at one time! Eeeekkkk!
Thanks again to YouTube for giving me wonderful options to choose from for thumbnails. Me scratching my face was the best one. Lovely.
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