Thursday, May 31, 2007

POTD - Yoga

Meet... my yoga mat! I tried to snap some of my feet on the mat but my toes are winter gnarly so I won't subject you to that. Yoga is my escape. I found power yoga about a year ago and fell in love with it. It has now become a stress relief that I couldn't live without. One of the reasons I love it is that it's always a challenge... they heat the room up to around 85 degrees and you're constantly moving for the entire 1½hr class. It's intense. It's taught me balance, focus, and perseverance... I've learned that I can keep going long after my body thinks it can't. You leave there feeling so calm, fulfilled, energized and but yet exhausted in the best way possible.

I don't think either of these are uber creative, but couldn't think of another way to take them when the toes on the mat shot that I envisioned fell through. CC is always welcome!

And a photo of me in one of my favorite yoga poses (side crow, if you're curious)... taken by the amazing Regeti's Photography

11 comments:

Mom2Drew said...

love the 2nd shot and of course...that last one is just too freakin' awesome!

I'm a pilates kind of gal, but during my pregnancy i've been doing Yoga for pregnancy and it's really great!

Like the BnW conversion on that 2nd shot, just had to tell you twice. Creative composition.

jen said...

Awesome photos... but that pose is amazing!

dar said...

I got a muscle cramp just looking at you in that pose! Wow, how cool is that shot! The power yoga is really working for you, you look fantastic!

Tera said...

Great shots! I like the one outside, its creative. The black and white pics are wonderful too!!

Fanny said...

Yay April!!! GREAT SHOTS!
My favorite ones are: you (of course)and the second one! it looks like you did your pic inside a studio!

Teri said...

wow cool shot of you, I use to be a gymnast and could never do that, lol.

Jen said...

I wish I could make the time to do yoga!
Great pics!

Tori said...

These are very cool! I love the color in the first one. The last one is fabulous, but that pose.... OUCH!

Melissa said...

The second one is cool, but man that last one is spectacular! I'd fall on my face trying that LOL!

Heather said...

I am in pain just looking at that last shot. I tried yoga one time and after 1hr I knew it wasn't the sport for me but I can really appreciate all the hard work you put into it! Amazing photo!

Kim said...

April - Love the POTD thing! You are such a dedicated photographer and poster! I've been crazy busy with 2 summer classes so sadly haven't been shooting. Hopefully later in the summer though, then you can give me CC from what you have learned in class! Keep up the good work!