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Today I had an early start. Walked Mempis, wolfed down some breakfast, organized the girls, dropped R off at Girls on the Run and then I headed to Flatiron to Y7 Yoga Studio for an 8:15 class. 

It is Hip Hop Wednesday and I did not want to miss this weeks artist: Biggie! (aka Notorious B.I.G.). 

R can’t believe I go to hip hop yoga and is actually confused by this. She calls it old lady yoga. Sigh. If she only knew. My friends and I are clearly the oldest people in the room BUT that means we can truly appreciate the music 😀👍

After yoga Mel and I wandered a bit and then had a leisurely brunch. Woooosaaaa! Slowing down and appreciating the little things is good for the soul. Namaste old school peeps and happy Wednesday!!

  
 

 

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It is a new year, time to challenge yourself and try things that scare you a little. Recently I have started going to Hip Hop Yoga. In the past I have found most yoga classes to be a little intimidating. I would often leave the class feeling frustrated that I couldn’t do many of the moves or not even remotely relaxed because I was trying so hard to keep up and to not feel foolish. Maybe I was just taking the wrong kind of classes.

A friend of mine introduced me to Hip Hop Yoga at Y7 Studio. Their motto is sweat dripping, beat bumping, candlelit yoga. I was instantly intrigued. I wondered how yoga combined with hip hop would actually work. I was also a little nervous because I am not a huge fan of working out in extreme heat. Remember, I actually like to run in the cold!

The Y7 studios (I have been to Soho and Flatiron) are in great locations close to subways and in funky ‘hoods that make it a fun little adventure. The hip hop yoga class takes place in a hot studio in complete dark with only candlelight to help you navigate your way. The teacher leads you through numerous sequences- a vinyasa with the hip hop beats pumping in the background. I was hooked. It was awesome. It was really hard and the best part is that in the dark no one can really see if you are making mistakes. And quite frankly, everyone is worrying about themselves and in typical NYC fashion, no one cares what you are doing 😉 The hot studio also seems to help ease all of those little aches and pains that keep popping up!

I have been to three classes so far- Travis Scott, Tupac and today, Drake. I will definitely be going back. I love the hour long combo of great music, challenging moves and the way it can quiet my crazy mind. Namaste, yo!

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