I find myself thinking a lot about balance lately. A friend & I met for brunch today & as we chatted away & caught up, it became an underlying theme. My hope is that the studio is a place that provides you with & encourages balance. Both physical & mental.
First things first, have you had Carte Blanche’s brunch yet? I had the cheesy bacon wrapped shrimp & grits, so good... But you better believe my dinner tonight will be far lighter as a result. Balance.
Physically speaking, barre work increases your balance & strengthens your core. This helps to prevent injury & improve posture.
But here are the real kickers: balance exercises also support mental clarity & ease anxiety. Think about the mind body connection you’re using to fire your muscles & hold you still. Then couple that with the fact that you almost have no choice but to remain mentally present to do so.
I digress. That specifically is not what we talked about over our beautiful brunch. If that were true, no one would ever want to hang out with me. We discussed work & life & the things that pull on our time, our hearts & our sense of self. The things that make you very happy, but to the degree that you don’t let them overwhelm you & create unhappiness. It’s a delicate balance.
Heading into this final challenge week, I find myself teaching 11 classes. This is significantly more than I usually teach, but I love doubling down at the end. Energy in the studio is high & infectious, I enjoy being there when so many of you finish. And then I’m heading away for a little vaca. For some balance!
Home stretch. The challenge ends next Sunday the 28th. See you at the barre ~