High Heel Yoga

sarah copyWhen Robin showed up for yoga class in her high heels on Saturday, my face lit up. It had been a tense week for everyone and I think we were all looking to find a little light in the yoga studio. She said, “Isn’t yoga wonderful? You can arrive to class wearing whatever pair of shoes you’d like.” Then, she kicked off her heels and got down to work.

I wanted to say – It is wonderful, Robin! And I really, really mean that. Finding ways to feel great about yourself WHILE testing the limits of the human spirit is the ultimate win.

I love the way yoga plays with our limits (I hit mine somewhere around lizard pose) and forces stillness upon even the wildest internal commotion. Further more, I love the beauty of practicing that prevails, even after one removes her high heels. There’s a delightful aesthetic on Saturday mornings that stays with me all weekend long.

I should note that I found stillness and beauty on the rail trail this week as well. If you haven’t explored this local treasure, Springtime is the perfect season to start.

After a great workout, it’s no secret that I love treating myself to Worcester’s restaurant scene. I try my hardest to make healthy selections when I’m out on the town. This week at The People’s Kitchen, I had one of the most delicious and nutritious meals this city has to offer. Of note was the Roasted Yellow & Red Beet Salad: Orange Supreme, Boursin Cheese, Candied Pecan, Fried Onions, and Red Wine Vinaigrette paired with d’Arenberg “The Hermit Crab” Viognier/Marsanne. Delightful!

I also got a peek at the set of “American Hustle” on my way home from The People’s Kitchen. Downtown was barely recognizable.

Bradley Cooper and JLa– if you’re out there, I just want you to know that there’s only one gym in this town where you can wear your high heels to yoga class. Just say the word, and I’ll have a guest pass in your hot little hands.

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