Come fly with me, no seriously, you’ve gotta try aerial yoga at least once. Now that I’ve have several classes under my belt, I’m starting to feel much more comfortable in the silk. After an rousing hockey game last night and kick arse circuit burn class this morning, aerial yoga with Monica was the perfect way to decompress mentally and physically. Additionally, the communal atmosphere of the class is awesome. Everyone is supportive, eager to try new things and happy to cheer others on.
I know you’re wondering, what’s so awesome about aerial yoga. So let me tell you. First, aerial yoga is great for your back. While you’re in the inversions, your spine is able to decompress and there’s minimal strain on your back. If you’ve got back problems, an aerial yoga practice may provide relief.
Since the silk supports you in the inversions, you’re able to get into inversions, like handstands, and hold them much longer. Consequently, you build not only strength, but also muscle memory for the poses. This will translate into your mat practice. Moreover, there are parts of the aerial practice that are nearly identical to TRX. You’re able to use your own weight as resistance to build strength and flexibility.
Thankfully, I was able to decompress both my mind and my spine this morning otherwise I would have lost my mine at the mall. The Hubby and I are way behind the eight ball when it comes to Christmas shopping. Although to be fair, the boys just posted their Christmas wishlists on the fridge yesterday. Consequently, I headed to Kohl’s to find a present, but left empty handed. I could not believe how picked over the shelves were. Since Kohl’s didn’t have what I needed, we headed to Macy’s and Dick’s.
What should have been a five minute ride took nearly 20 in the snowbird laden mall traffic. Ugh, Christmas shopping is bad enough, but throw in winter traffic and it is insufferable. We ran in to Dick’s first, but again came out empty handed. Afterwards we made our way to Macy’s, were we finally found what we needed to buy. Unfortunately, we spent more time trying to exit the mall parking lot than we spent in Kohl’s. Road rules and traffic regulations are not strong suits of Florida drivers.
Later the Mayor and I went to Target, so he could by his brothers some presents. Fortunately, Target was better stocked and well staffed. We were able to get our groceries, the presents and check out in less than an hour. This was amazing especially considering we made a detour to Starbucks as we shopped.
Tomorrow we’ll finish out last minute shopping after aerial yoga and then head to my brother’s tomorrow evening. Of course, we’ll have to wrap all the presents and start preparing the dishes for Christmas brunch. My family looks forward to Christmas brunch as its usually the only time I make caramel rolls. You may recall that for hurricane Irma I made an exception. Unfortunately, we were house bound so we couldn’t work off the calories. Consequently, Jake and I are already planning a long run Christmas Day to counteract the thousands of calories and carbs we’ll consume at brunch.
Tonight’s song performed by the Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra is “Come Fly With Me.” This song is one of my absolute favorites. Enjoy!