This morning I had a very special partner for my yoga practice – my dog, Oppa.
Today I went with a beginner Ashtanga Yoga class from Lesley Fightmaster.
I was reading up on the various types of yoga out there and Ashtanga sounded right up my alley based on my goals:
Ashtanga yoga metaphorically focuses on eight limbs. Considered a form of power yoga, Ashtanga is fast-paced and intense with lunges and push-ups.
- Purpose: To help improve one’s spiritual self
- Benefits: Relieves stress, improves coordination, and helps with weight loss
- Good for: Fit people looking to maintain strength and stamina, and those who want to get in touch with their spiritual side
I found this practice pretty challenging since parts of me were a lot tighter than I realized. I’ve decided to rock this practice out every other day until I can nail every pose just as Lesley does in the video. Oppa is a natural and was breezing through the whole routine, taunting me the whole time. I would have been upset, but how can you get mad at this face?