Yoga Class at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe, CA - July 2019

Today I took a yoga class at Heavenly overlooking Lake Tahoe at an elevation of 9,123 ft.

I decided to take this class because it sounded like an incredible experience but also a something that would really challenge me. I recently have committed to practicing yoga regularly. I’ve decided to to do this because not only is yoga something that conditions the mind and body, but it is also something that I’m not great at. I’m committed to being decent at yoga. I probably will never be the person who can do a handstand or some of the challenging poses, but I want to take it seriously because its one of the only sports that helps me focus on being in the moment. Being completely in the moment is something I have only felt myself doing when I’m doing something challenging and that takes focus. Yoga pushes me to my physical limits and in doing so causes me to focus on nothing else but the class I am in. In class I don’t feel anxious. I don’t think about my to-do list. I just think about how much longer I can hold in downward dog. Yoga is helping me build a strong foundation.

Check out my photos from the day below.

Not a bad view for a yoga class!   Athleta tank.   Alo leggings.

Not a bad view for a yoga class!

Athleta tank. Alo leggings.

Getting ready for class to start

Getting ready for class to start

At Kiva Beach in Lake Tahoe after class.

At Kiva Beach in Lake Tahoe after class.

Hiking Lake Clementine Trail in Auburn, CA - July 2019

Started the morning off by hiking the Lake Clementine Trail in Auburn, CA. The trail is about 4.5 miles round trip along the American River and leads up to Lake Clementine where the water falls from the dam into the canyon. It’s a pretty easy hike although about half of it is uphill. Just make sure you get there early as parking is limited! Parking is also $10 as it is a state park. Check out photos from the hike below!

Best we could do for a group photo!

Best we could do for a group photo!

You also walk beneath the Foresthill Bridge on the trail. This is the highest bridge in California.

You also walk beneath the Foresthill Bridge on the trail. This is the highest bridge in California.

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The dam at Lake Clementine.

The dam at Lake Clementine.