It’s still Monday and after a long weekend of wine drinking and eating everything in sight, this week’s Motivation Monday surrounds my longing to bring back yoga into my life.
Before I started training for the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon, I would do yoga at least once a week. Yoga is great for stretching out my muscles and I should have been practicing while training! It’s hard to keep up with some other practice when you’re running hours at a time.
I started doing some Google-ing on the benefits of yoga and how yoga and running should work together. I found out some interesting things!
- According to Dr. Oz, yoga helps clean blood of waste and trains us to loosen our muscles we ignore in our normal days.
- Yoga helps de clutter your mind. < This is why I need yoga!
- Increases flexibility. < I could barely touch my toes in high school…now I can! If your muscles aren’t flexible, you are more likely to get fatigued earlier in your run.
- Your digestive track gets regulated through yoga.
I know these aren’t ground-breaking discoveries, but it’s always helpful for me to research as motivation.
My motivation for doing yoga this week is to de clutter my mind and regulate my digestive track! I have a lot weighing on my mind as of late and I really need to relax! If you’re interested in yoga, you can go to classes at your local gym, your local Lululemon store (it’s free!), local studios or a DVD in your living room.
This week, I plan on doing a class at my gym and the Body by Bethenny DVD.
How do you like to do yoga?