Happy Friday everyone! It’s a bit hard to believe that we’re coming up on the fourth week of January already, isn’t it? Here in southern Wisconsin, it’s a bit hard to believe it is January at all! We’re looking at temps in the upper 40s this weekend which is definitely above normal for us. I’m dog sitting on Saturday so I’m sure I can count on them for getting me outside to enjoy the weather. Nothing else planned except for that Green Bay/Atlanta game on Sunday. Have a great weekend and Go Pack Go!
Though we’ve been in our apartment for four months now, we’re still getting reacquainted with Madison and working on adding things back into our lives that bring function and comfort. Here are my favorite new (to me) things this month.
Aroma Yin Yoga
I received a gift card for our local hot yoga studio for Christmas this year. This studio offers several different types of yoga and fitness classes including barre. Since I have unlimited access for a month, I have been trying everything and found a new favorite: Yin! I had never attended a yin yoga class before, mainly because I previously treated yoga as “workout” for building muscle and I thought yin yoga just involved a bunch of laying around. Yin is totally different than vinyasa style classes as it’s intended to be a release for your body, especially your connective tissues. The poses are generally held for 3-5 minutes in order for you to be able to completely release into them. Dragonfly Hot Yoga offers a heated aroma yin class that pairs yin yoga with aromatherapy. The instructors offer a different aromatherapy for each pose, some on a cotton balls, some with a spray and my favorite: a cool towel on the back of your neck. It’s absolutely my favorite new way to start and end the week.