I mentioned several posts ago that I was on a new workout regiment. I committed myself to the YMCA for 4 hours a week. Little did I realize how crazy that 4 hours would make my daily schedule!
I must say that it’s all worth it. I am enjoying myself and I feel good (or at least I will when my muscles stop screaming at me with every move…).
3 times a week I participate in an extensive cardio workout in the pool. I never thought I could sweat in the pool…
The remaining hour of the week is devoted to yoga. I went in for the strengthening. I was reminded of the relaxation.
Our class is supposed to last for 45 minutes. We go solid for 45 minutes and relax for 15 minutes. I’m talking lights down low, soothing music, lavender aroma, clear your mind kind of relaxing.
Hmmmm… Turn my overactive brain off??? I don’t recall reading that in the description. My brain is screaming at me to think, remember, make a list. Anything but be silent.
Tonight I pushed myself to try. And I succeeded for at least 5 minutes of the relaxation portion.
What I realized is that I nearly fell asleep. Apparently when my brain is told to be quiet it thinks it’s time to shut my body down too. And I realized how very little I stop to just relax.
So now, more than ever, I look forward to my Monday nights where I get my Zen on, find my Chi, enhance my calm.
Do you relax? REALLY relax? How do you do it?