Last Friday, Teresa, Stephanie, and Mary traveled down from Florence to visit, and we all went to a huge yoga practice at the Joe P. Riley baseball stadium- home of the Charleston Riverdogs. Since we’re a football family, it was my first time at the stadium.
The event was sponsored by Lululemon, who just opened a store here in Charleston and had a huge yoga practice on King Street this summer when the store opened. I think their goal was 500 participants doing yoga in the outfield. I’m not sure if 500 people were there or not, but everyone who was there really enjoyed it. Fortunately, a nice breeze came through to cool us down a little. Yoga might not be “cardio”, but trust me, YOU WILL SWEAT.
I started doing yoga at the beginning of 2012 because I had a nagging hip issue and wanted a little break from running so much. I was getting burnt out, and during track season, I either ran, raced, or coached 5 days a week, so it was nice to have a day when I did yoga instead of any running related activities. Plus, I made tons of friends.
Recently, I found this article about how yoga helps runners, but, even if you’re not a runner, yoga is great for relieving stress and just “calming down”. Definitely something I need with my Type A, ENTJ personality!
After our practice at the park, we headed over to Earth Fare for some shopping and a quick dinner before everyone headed back to Florence. Hopefully Lululemon sponsors another huge yoga event soon and they can come back down for it!
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