On our lunch break the other day, we head to Lake Holt which is just a few minutes down the road from the hospital. There, we are surrounded by a peaceful serenity! And why not decompress a little bit and do some yoga!
I think yoga is best done outside on a nice day. Some of my favorite memories of the music and art festivals I have attended was going to the outdoor yoga sessions in the morning. Not much beats feeling the soft breeze against your skin without the distraction of mirrors and artificial lights. Best in the shade, but feeling the warm sun. The lake adds a nice touch!
There aren’t many benefits to working in Butner, NC, but having this little treat near by is definitely one of them.
Huffington Post highlights the benefits of a mid day workout HERE. Study’s show a mid day workout boosts productivity, creativity, and energy (Good bye 2:00 sleepiness!)
Thankful for my lunch breaks!! (In hindsight I wish I bent my right leg more- working on flexibility)
Also, it’s super important to stretch out those muscles if you are weight lifting. It can help prevent injury, and also help range of motion. I often end my session with 5-10 minutes of yoga, and practice my Pincha Mayurasana (forearm stand) as it leave me feeling relaxed and focused. My favorite is the Pigeon Pose for those stubborn and always stiff IT Bands (especially for us ladies).