|The mural and blue piano in the yoga studio|
Part of what I love about Barre & Soul is that it's not just about hard work and building muscle (although you will certainly do that) but that there is a lot of focus on personal strength and building a supportive community. Before every class, the instructor reminds you how strong you are and asks you to set an "intention" for the next hour. The idea is to focus on whatever it is brought you into the room and to really embrace the time and work. I can't always do all the moves perfectly, and I feel like I sweat way more than anyone else, but when I do go to class sometimes the only thing that makes me hold my shaking legs in a move for just ten seconds longer is that reminder of what I want to achieve. I'm not someone who lives in the moment, my mind is always wandering away from me so being fully present is a real challenge for me. During class, I find that I'm working so hard that I can usually only focus on the pain or the next move or the next ten count. It's really nice to turn my anxious mind off for a little bit and just focus on something physical.
|Bright and Open Studio|
|Entryway of my Pinterest Dreams|
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