Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Yoga ROCKS

June 15, 2016

I admit it. I'm a pretty serious yogi. Not serious in that I can contort my body (I can't) or stand on my head (I can't), but serious in that it's become a part of my weekly routine in 2016! I actually tried yoga about 4 or 5 years ago, but it didn't really "stick" for me at the time. To be honest, I had a VERY difficult time focusing. :) But you don't always like something the first time you try it. Kind of like tequila. 


Back in January, my friend Vicki roped me into coming with her to a class at Spark Hot Yoga. They had a new student special of $20 for two weeks of unlimited classes, so I thought worst case scenario, I'd be out twenty bucks. No biggie. Now, Vicki is a rock star mom, a nutrition guru, and someone whose fitness journey I have ALWAYS followed for inspiration. I figured I'd give it a try and if it was a total disaster, we'd both laugh about it and I'd never go back again! 


Being a ginger, I've never really been big on sunshine or heat, but the room temperature at Spark wasn't intimidating at all! It actually made me focus a little harder, sweat a little more, and was a nice change in temperature from the winter weather outside. After that first class, I truly felt like I had found something that would work for me. I came back the very next day. And the day after that...

Let me back up and say that I can be the absolute laziest person EVER. I have no problem sitting on the couch watching trashy TV and coming up with 15 reasons to NOT work out. I still do that from time to time... I have never been easily motivated or driven by fitness, but for some reason, yoga is working for me. 


You guys know how I roll... I'm a loud person. I talk for a living. I listen to my music WAY above the level my neighbors would prefer. Taking one hour out of my day to be quiet and calm, turn off my brain, focus on myself, and challenge my body has been a HUGE step for me, and it's had a positive impact on every facet of my life. I'm in better (not great) shape, I work toward new goals every week, I discovered that silence is okay, and I've learned to take time for ME! 

I'd encourage anyone to give yoga a try. It might not be for you, and that's okay, but it is definitely worth exploring! Every day there are both men and women in class practicing yoga, and the ages range from 20s to 60s. There are beginners, experts and everything in between. And there's a place for everyone! If you do give yoga a try, let me know how it goes! Namaste, my babes & babettes.


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly