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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Okay, I admit it.... all those people who say that AM exercise is good and maybe better than any other time of day are sooooooo right. I started doing a vigorous early AM (6:00)yoga practice in February. With a few misses and some changes for travel time, I have liked the early practice. Yesterday we returned from a great family visit early enough in the afternoon that I could go to the afternoon practice at my teacher's studio. He and I both agreed I had a dreadful practice full of aggression and ego.
This morning I got to practice shortly after 5:30. What a wonderful time of day to begin stretching and challenging your body with your mind and heart. As you might guess I had a wonderful practice, didn't feel drained as I had yesterday afternoon and know that AM exercise is, for me at least, the right thing to do. BTW, I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON!
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    Thanks for inspiring and encouraging me. I am NOT a morning person emoticon either and need some carrots emoticon hanging in front of my sleepy nose to get me going in the morning. Your blog is a sweet little carrot. emoticon
    1128 days ago
    1138 days ago
    It's truly amazing how morning exercise can jump start one's day! Good for you!
    1141 days ago
    yes but get up every morning in e afternoon of pain & it slowly gets better so I exercise in th
    1142 days ago
    I'm a morning person and you exhausted me! Congratulations on your drive and initiative.
    1142 days ago
    I use to be in the water at the pool by 6:05 am every time I went a few years ago. This past year that I rejoined, I am lucky if I am out of bed by 8 and even luckier if I am in the water by 9 or 9:30. The only difference I find is by the time I get home, my morning is gone.
    1142 days ago
    I like an early morning session because even if I never get to anything else constructive all day I at least have 20 minutes of yoga done and a meditation. Even if I am going to an evening class I do my morning practice. I find if I sleep late, I don't feel like I "have the time" and it is far more difficult to get myself in the groove. Early to bed . . .
    1142 days ago
    Oh man, I will try that when I am more brave. Not a morning person at all. emoticon
    1142 days ago
    This is encouraging... Yesterday I signed myself up for a twice weekly 630am spin/TRX strength class. Until Christmas. Yikes. I too am not a morning person but thought, well, a lifestyle change doesn't come without changing let's do this thing. Thanks for the encouragement.
    1142 days ago
    I wish I could give an early practice a try, but I start my commute at 4:45 am, so I go to an early evening class. For me, it's a fantastic way to unwind and let go of the day and whatever stressful hold it has on me.
    1142 days ago
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