I've been practicing yoga on and off for several years, but it was over the past summer that I became serious about it. I started practicing consistently and focusing on my own personal growth and experimenting with different classes and different types of yoga.
Once the kids returned to school in the fall, I had a chance tIt o take a variety of classes in an effort to see what I like and which instructors I felt a connection with. It didn't take long to fall into a groove and before long, I was practicing yoga 5-6 times per week.
I practice yoga at my gym which offers plenty of classes each week rather than at a dedicated studio. I prefer sunrise yoga. It's a great way to jump start my day and set my mental tone for the rest of the day. When I start the day with yoga before anything else, I am more relaxed and more energized for my day.
I found out quickly, however, that the temperature in the exercise rooms can be somewhat chilly depending on the type of class that occurs prior to yoga. If it's an intensive fitness class, the room is often chilly. I light sweater or sweatshirt is a must when doing yoga in this type of room.
I looked into lightweight sweaters as an alternative to bulky sweatshirts for those times when the yoga room is colder than usual. I soon discovered prAna, makers of versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day.
It didn't take me long to zero in on the Rochelle Sweater. It's lightweight but offers enough coverage to keep me warm. The sweater is 70% acrylic and 30& wool, is soft, and slightly over-sized, allowing me to wear a tank top or camisole beneath.
I generally don't eat at least two hours before a yoga class because I don't like practicing yoga with a full stomach. But once class ends, I am famished. I love to refuel with a big glass of water and Stonyfield Oh My Yog! yogurt. It's a three layer yogurt consisting of a top layer of cream, a middle layer of honey-infused whole milk yogurt, and a bottom layer of ripe fruit or vanilla. When mixed all together, it's a delicious concoction that hits the spot after a great workout session.
My favorite flavor is orange cranberry. It's sweet with a touch of tang and sass...a bit like me, I'd say!
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Disclosure: I received prAna's Rochelle Sweater and coupons for Oh My Yog! as part of my participation in Stonyfield's Yo Getter program. All opinions are my own. Thank you to prAna and Stonyfield for sponsoring this giveaway.
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