Categories: Athleta, Athlete's Jewelry, Giveaways, Satya Jewelry, YMCA, Yoga
I first tried yoga when I was 19 years old. I was a dancer/figure skater through high school and hoped to maintain some of the flexibility into my college years and beyond. So I signed up for a weekly class at the local YMCA. Because it was held on the top floor of a high rise building, we were often treated to spectacular sunsets that greatly enhanced the yoga experience.
Since then yoga and I have had an on and off relationship. I’ve taken many classes. I’ve followed several videos. Probably most often I squeeze in my own practice as time allows. Although I haven’t been as consistent with yoga as I’d like, this much I can say:
- Yoga gives me a special sense of calm and groundedness, especially in chaotic times.
- I depend on it to counteract the negative physical effects of long distance running (hello tightness and strength imbalances).
- I run my best and most injury free when I do yoga 2+ times/week.
- It’s something I hope to enjoy well into old age.
Recently, in response to back-to-school turmoil and the schedule upheaval and demands that go with it, I opened my ‘yoga den’. Simply a spot on our backyard deck where I spend time, usually first thing in the morning to breathe, reflect, stretch and set my intentions for the day.
What I did not know when I opened my yoga den, was that September is National Yoga Month. My friends at Athleta have a whole slew of exciting ways to celebrate:
Plus each weekend this month enjoy FREE yoga classes at all Athleta stores.
Instagram Photo Contest!
Step 1: Roll out your mat and follow the Embrace Yoga tutorials.
Step 2: Follow @Athleta and @SatyaJewelry on Instagram
Step 3: Take a photo of you completing one of the poses from the Embrace Yoga tutorials.
Step 4: Use the #AthletaEmbrace hashtag, mention @Athleta and upload your photo to Instagram.
Step 5 (optional): Share your #AthletaEmbrace Instagram photo with friends on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, etc. (Our panel of judges might be extra impressed if your entry has a lot of likes and comments.)
One entry per person. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 PM Pacific time on Sunday, September 30th. The Winner will be announced on the Chi Blog on or before October 12th.
Special thanks to Athleta for sponsoring this post!
Do you practice yoga? What is your favorite pose?