Yoga as Cross Training & Prana

 

Yoga used to be a huge part of my life and I consistently went to class 2 – 3 times a week.  When I lived in Orlando, I followed my favorite instructor, Christine Northcote around from RDV Sportsplex to her own studio, Full Circle Yoga, which has grown so much since she first took over.  In Phoenix, I would walk out of Alex Austin’s classes at The Madison freezing in the 112 degree weather from sweating so much during class.  And then my hamstring issue happened and my time on my mat dwindled because the stretching caused more pain than it helped.

So all that being said, when my friends at Fitapproach asked me to be a part of the #pranastyle #poseoftheday challenge in early February and test out a pair of Prana’s Prism Capri I thought about it and decided that maybe it was time to see if I could add yoga back into my routine.

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So how did it go?  Well I remembered how much I love yoga and how much joy it gave me, but I realized that probably about 15 – 20 minutes is the most that I can comfortably do right now and that it shouldn’t be every day.  I think I’ll start by incorporating it into my schedule 2x a week.

Now for my review of the Prana Prism Crop.  First off let me say these are the first pair of non-Lulu crops that I own, mostly because others that I’ve tried don’t fit properly or I spend all day tugging them up.  I was pleasantly surprised at how much I like the Prana crops.  They are made of a nice thick compression material that is moisture wicking, there is no sheerness when you bend over, they don’t move around while working out.

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After a lot of going back and forth, I picked the Rich Fuschia color in a size small (I’m 5’8 approx. 135lbs).  The crops fit me perfectly and I think I wore them the entire weekend of the LA Marathon outside of the actual marathon & again on my adventures at the Magic Kingdom with Sean, they were that comfortable.

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One of the things I love about Prana is their sustainability practices including (from their website) their partnership with bluesign® systems since 2012 to ensure that the fabrics they use meet the highest environmental and human safety standards.  This means that you don’t have to worry about their bright colored fabrics polluting the water or air with chemicals.

So their products are high quality and good for the environment, which is a win-win in my book.  Want to try prAna new spring line for yourself?

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