Good day to you all!
I’m so happy the weekend is here; I have no idea where the week’s gone. Seriously. The weather is, once again, glorious so Tom and I are going to have a relaxing walk along the beach this afternoon. Saturday’s usually my yoga class day but I’ve been having a yoga crisis.
I discovered yoga just over a year ago. I started by doing a hatha yoga DVD at home then in August last year I decided to join a class. The nearest one to me and that sounded best for a beginner was Iyengar yoga. I rocked up and really loved it. The attention to detail and the focus required to hold each pose really drew me in. Plus, my teachers are friendly and have a good sense of humour. Through yoga I feel grounded, calm, and energised.
However, over the last month or so my Iyengar classes haven’t been so enjoyable. I’ve started feelimg impatient and finding it difficult to concentrate. I’m craving something other than focussing on every last detail of poses that seem so familiar now. I still have a great deal to learn, and I am by no means an expert at even the basic poses, but I’ve been craving more. Last week I went to a new yoga class- a Hatha Flow class. It was awesome, and so different from Iyengar. Iyengar yoga is great for building strength and learning the poses. But Hatha Flow is more graceful and forgiving. I love that through the flow I find it much easier to calm my mind and be worshipful in each flow and pose. I think both of these types of yoga suit the different parts of my personality well; one is more academic and the other is more liberal and appreciative.
On reflection, I think I may have found the right combination of yoga for me to practice. This may change. But for now, I am content in my yoga practice. Yet there is still this restless in my physical body. With the return of sunshine, and the sense of freshness that hits your face and fills your nostrils when you walk out your front door and is unique to the Spring, my body is coming to life again. It wants to feel invigorated and challenged. I’m not sure where I’m going with this post really. I guess it’s more reflective and self-serving. (Sorry if I’ve bored you all). I’m wondering, do you ever feel a restlessness? What form of fitness would you recommend in this instance, or do you love?
Finally, and briefly, I have two more Pulsin bars for you.
Lack of sleep and breakfast on the run = No. 1 The Energy Bomb. If you love green tea, you’ll love this one.
The texture is firm but moist. However, I’m not a fan of green tea and so that was a hurdle that this little but dense bar just couldn’t overcome. I wanted to enjoy it but just wasn’t happening. So, I turned to bar no. 2:
The Bliss Bar.
LOVED this. Being the proud chocaholic, I will always get a sense of bliss when consuming anything with cocoa or cacao in. This was no exception. Delicious.
The texture was similar to the Brownie Bar – biscuit like – which, I’m really enjoying. For those of you who are gluten free, remember the large, soft but firm, wheat-packed cookies you can buy. Well, the Pulsin chocolate varieties are somewhere between these and the Maryland (also wheat-packed) chocolate cookies. Seriously great. Thank you people at Pulsin!
I have one bar left to try and review, and a recipe for choco-nana muffins so stay tuned. In the mean time, hope you have a great Saturday!