This week I am currently enrolled in a free trial week at a local yoga studio. A friend of mine invited me and I was hesitant at first because it's on the other side of town and I feared I wouldn't have time to actually attend the classes. I have done yoga before but it's been many years. I have been twice already and I have to say that I absolutely love it. I am already checking the schedule to see when I can fit in another class.
For me, yoga seems to be the perfect balance to running. Running is very "go, go, go" while yoga is peaceful and mellow. It strengthens my muscles which will only help to improve my body for running. I had a bit of a hectic weekend and escaping to yoga during nap time on Saturday afternoon was so refreshing. It got me out of the house, away from the chaos and into a nice workout for my body and mind.
I will be very sad for this free week to end, but hope that when my financial situation improves that I can try and attend some yoga on a regular basis.
Do you do yoga?
Do you feel like it improves your running?
What other "non-running" workouts do you recommend?