I took a break from the usual routine today to enjoy a "hot" time at Bikram yoga; it's an experience everyone should have at least once in their life.
No matter what you're doing (or not doing)--running a marathon, running errands or running after your kids--yoga is one of the best things you can do for your body, not to mention your mind and spirit. To tout all the many benefits of yoga would be a whole separate post, but to mention improving strength, balance, flexibility and focus would just begin to skim the surface.
Initially a skeptic, I began practicing in 2002 and became a certified instructor in 2004 and have been teaching classes regularly ever since. It has changed my life and my health in countless ways.
Random trivia from spryliving.com: "As many as 80 percent of Americans will suffer from low-back pain during their lifetime." These were the top three natural techniques recommended for relief:
Om, it makes sense to make time for yoga.
PS--For more on Bikram Yoga, check out my Dec. 1 blog post: http://triathmom.blogspot.com/2010/12/add-bikram-to-bucket-list.html