I didn’t start wearing yoga pants as part of a “mom uniform,” I started wearing them when I started to practice yoga, years ago.
A friend convinced me to give it a try. At first, it seemed sort of odd, since I had a hard time staying quiet and focusing on my breathing. And in some sort of paradox, I thought it was not a good workout(how could holding those poses possibly be doing anything?) and too hard(ouch, I can’t do that pose or that one!) at the same time.
But, I kept going anyway.
And eventually fell in love with it.
As I practiced more and more, I gained flexibility, confidence, and yeah, it sounds cheesy, but it’s true peace.
And wow, was I in amazing shape! Anyone who says yoga isn’t a good workout hasn’t given it a fair shot.
I even started to think about becoming certified to teach yoga.
Of course, after having kids, I wasn’t able to go right back to taking all the poses to the level that I had been able to before. And other times, it was a struggle to even get to class.
So, my yoga pants became more something I wore because they are comfortable than because I needed them to practice.
But still, I have a love of yoga.
So when a member of the Toyota team introduced herself on the first night of TWIN Camp and mentioned that she helped with different events Toyota sponsors, like a festival with yoga and wine, I may have been just a tad over-enthusiastic about hearing more about it. Here is where I should probably apologize for grabbing her hand and yanking her to me. I blame the wine.
The festival she was talking about is Wanderlust. “Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more — all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty.”
A few of the TWIN bloggers had the opportunity to go to Wanderlust Colorado at the beginning of the month and a few are heading to Wanderlust California this week. I’m thrilled to have been asked to attend this week!
I’m all signed up for four days of yoga, hikes, and meditation. Maybe this will help with those sleep issues I’ve been having lately. I’ll be getting my inner yogi on ontop of a mountain and even on a slackline(where I will probably fall on my ass, but it will be a ton of fun to try).
There’s even a WINEderlust at the end of the day at this festival.
My cutest yoga pants are all packed and ready to go. Such a perfect excuse to wear them!
Have you ever tried yoga?
Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota.