Friday, May 28, 2010

Wall Street: Yoga, Wine and Fireworks

My weekly group class on a rooftop terrace of a gorgeous luxury high rise was such a new experience. A small intimate group, with gorgeous sunny weather. Three amazing women April, Michelle, Iysla. Two in the group had been relaxing on the lovely lounge chairs with wine after a long day of working. When they noticed the yoga, the decided to participate. While many yoga instructors would shy away from alcohol in a yoga class, this sunset class is meant to be relaxing. They politely asked if they had to throw it out, and I asked that it just be put aside. We progressed into a joyful yoga class with the amazing view of the water and sunset behind us. These gorgeous ladies had better flexibility than they were aware of. Before and after the session we had had a wonderful conversation, so I was invited to stay a little longer with them on the rooftop. With some yummy food, drinks, and relaxed bodies we concluded our session watching a fantastic display of fireworks across the water. Most likely in preparation for the upcoming Memorial Day celebrations.

On a side note: Red Wine has an antioxidant called Resveratrol which is found in the seeds and skins of grapes. Since wine is fermented grapes, it has a high concentration of resveratrol. This prevents the oxidation process which promotes a healthy heart, can fight off cancer, and prevent heart attacks. In moderation, red wine can be very beneficial to your health. One glass a day for women, and two for men. Cheers to your health!