I’m in week 2 of 3 Week Yoga Retreat and I’m having mixed feelings about this program. I started this program when I did because I am at the tail end of my half marathon training and decided I needed a more low-key program to balance out my long runs. The problem is I don’t go for long runs everyday. The days when I don’t have that extra cardio I find myself feeling a little more tired.
Now before I go and blame yoga for my lack of energy I need to take into account that my kids are on fall break this week. So this hasn’t exactly been my typical week. Things have kind of slowed down and most days I have been working from home. Working from home tends to either zap my energy or I tend to be distracted by the long list of house projects I need to work on. So I don’t think 3 Week Yoga Retreat is completely to blame for my lack of energy.
With that said, if I were to do this program again I would most likely do the workouts in the evening. Unlike the cardio and strength training programs that I’m used to yoga tends to leave me feeling a little more relaxed and at peace which is exactly what I need before bedtime and especially after a busy day of work.
The perks of 3 Week Yoga Retreat so far:
- Improved flexibility
- Great stretches for my achy legs after a run
- Awesome meditation tool
- Very relaxing
Do you incorporate yoga into your workout routine? If so, how often?