Living Outside the Box

Today I stepped outside of my comfort zone and tried Acro Yoga with my yoga partner in crime, Jess. I say that I stepped outside of my comfort zone because despite practicing yoga since May, this was different. My first question was- acro yoga? What the hell is that… Rather than explain it, check out this link for a better understanding than I could ever explain:
http://www.acroyoga.org

Another reason I entered into this apprehensively- it’s a partner class. As much as I love my friend, working with someone is terrifying. Maybe it’s that trust component that had me fearful. The class brought me back to grad school when they literally took us to Lake George and into the woods for some team building exercises. Lame? Yes. Necessary? Not necessarily. Worth it? Somehow, totally.

By the end of the class we laughed hysterically, made new yogi friends, and somehow, got a little closer. Maybe it was the Thai yoga massage training, or the fact that our heads were literally in very personal places.

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The moral of the story: step outside of the familiar. In the words of this wise person I know named Nick, the only place we truly grow in life lies outside of our comfort zone… And doesn’t that make life more exciting?!

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16 thoughts on “Living Outside the Box

  1. Man that looks like fun. One of our local yoga/pilates class also does a swing class, using parachute like swings. That looks like lots of fun too. Glad you enjoyed.

    • We have that in my yoga studio as well but I’ve never gotten around to it. I was a little scared! Now, not so much! Ultimately, I’ve decided to do what’s fun and put fears to the side- at least in scenarios where I know there’s a spotter!

    • Yes! Look into it. I would check local yoga studios and see if thy have anything. This was a special three hour workshop. If not, the website I posted provides a search engine for local people, trainers, and groups! Hope you try it!

    • It’s like you mentioned in your post, it’s fun to bounce around and try new classes! This was a blast I would highly suggest doing it. Our class didn’t require that you attend with a partner, but I’m glad I did.

      • Thank you!
        Yes, I love yoga too! I started a few months ago and I’m addicted already!
        I loved your pictures, hope you will upload more soon. I’ll stay posted 😉

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