I love a good workout. I love to feel my muscles work, stretch, and bend.
Sometimes, especially, after being sick or otherwise recovering, pole can be a little too much.
In these times I lean on yoga- this time my love affair seems different. It started in January- and it was fling-y. Committing to a mat and practice was asking a lot. My feelings slowly changed from a time filler to a deep love.
Now I treasure my mat time. I look forward all day to class- get fussy if I miss a class.
Yoga is a workout for my mind- but it is a deeper workout for my mind and spirit. Learning to feel connection, feeling the sensations of whatever I am doing and surrendering to it.
I am not giving up my pole time- I am just adding mat time too it.