Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My First Headstand

by Meghann on July 7, 2010

I can not tell you how good it felt to return to Hot Yoga tonight. After taking a week off due to traveling and the holiday weekend, my body was begging to twist and turn in a pool of sweat tonight.

We had a different teacher at class and she wasted no time getting straight to work. The class was fast paced and unpredictable. I particularly enjoyed how she taught us to stay in the moment by having us take a moment and listen for the next pose instead of faling into routine.

I was inspired by the class and even attempted my first headstand towards the end. I was able to get my knees up, but I couldn’t quite figure out how to straighten my legs in the air. Baby steps…. baby steps… 😉

Before class I fueled up with carrots and almond butter.

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mmm…

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The roasted fig & arugula salad I had originally planned for lunch made one kick ass dinner.

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Have you ever seen anything more beautiful? I think this has to be one of my favorite salad creations ever. I mean – arugula, roasted figs, ricotta cheese, balsalmic vinegar, a drizzle of honey, how could it go wrong?

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I halved the figs and roasted them in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes. The figs made a great addition to the mix of arugula, tomato, chick peas, & mushrooms I had prepared and then topped with a mix of ricotta cheese, honey, craisins, and balsamic vinegar. The whole combination have a great sweet and savory factor to it. The figs and ricotta were sweet and creamy while the peppery arugula was crisp and spicy. The perfect balance of flavors in every bite.

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On the side a 1/3 of Whole Foods Cornbread.

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And for dessert some cherries and chocolate.

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I really missed that feeling I have after hot yoga. Literally my whole body feels like it was just given a massage. I really need to step it back up to attending at least two classes a week. I think the price tag will be worth it in the end. 🙂

Now, i think Maddie is begging to be cuddled with.

Good Night!!

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