I am freshly back from my fabulous road trip visit to the Big Easy-Nawlins, Louisiana. Me and four other ladies checked out the Essence Music Festival. I came back refreshed, inspired and proud that I stayed active and ate well and had a fantastic time! Now, as I mentioned, I went with four girlfriends. Four women. With all the laughing, bonding, side eyes and..cramping. Yes cramping. I had the pleasure of sitting in the middle seat of a lovely Ford Fusion for a significant portion of our 14 hour drive. My legs, back and butt were not happy with me by the time we took a break to stretch out legs. So what did I do in 90 degree heat in the middle of a Mississippi? What else? Yoga.
Some of my favorite poses were:
- Downward Facing Dog-Stretches the back and the hamstrings
- Camel-Stretches lower back and opens up the hips
- Upward Facing Dog-Expands the chest, lower back and opens the hips
- Dancer’s Pose-Because it is my favorite balancing poses and it opens the hips
I also did some Sun Salutations, yoga sequence numero uno to warm up the body and get yo stretch on.
All in all-it was a great trip. It was truly beautiful to see all kinds of women come together, hear some great music (I went to see TGT, Janelle Monet and the King/Queen herself, Beyonce) and see the beauty of New Orleans, which is officially in the top 5 of cities I love.
Stay tuned for more on my Fitness Adventures in New Orleans (One includes track great Jackie Joyner- Kersey and Black Girls Run!)