Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sleep vs. yoga

The good yoga classes keep vanishing from my gym and being replaced by things like "HardCORE" (45 minutes of core work, if you can believe it) and "Chisel Barre" (60 minutes of pretending to be a ballerina). People must like these classes or they wouldn't exist, but I'm getting concerned. There is only one yoga instructor remaining whom I really like (and luckily I really, REALLY like her), but she teaches just four classes a week, and two of them are at 5:15 in the morning.

Sleep is vitally important to me, so it really says something about how much I am loving yoga right now that I am seriously considering getting up at 5 o'clock in the morning just to do a little more of it. Actually, I've already started trying to get to these early morning classes, but what always happens is that I go to bed at 8:30 or so and then can't sleep because I'm so stressed about the alarm going off early.

On a day when I didn't have to get up for anything, I guarantee you I would be able to fall asleep at 8:30, no problem. (As a matter of fact, I did it last night and then slept for 11 hours straight. That was sweet.) So how to trick my brain into not stressing about the stupid alarm?


  1. Don't make getting up for the class your goal. Don't set your alarm. If you wake up, you wake up, if not you needed the sleep.

    1. Well, that couldn't work worse than the current system. :)