After trying Bikram yoga, which involved a 40 degree room and a scary man who physically shouted at a woman and called her a failure for walking out of his class, I decided it was time to try something a little more relaxing.
Yoga from the Sky at Sydney Tower Eye is pretty much what it says on the tin. What a way to wake up, though.
I don’t know if it was the relaxing music or the 360 degree view of Sydney 268m up in the sky, but for those 45 minutes I forgot that I was in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Sydney and completely zoned out.
Hatha Yoga poses, stretches and positions for 45 minutes followed by a healthy fruit breakfast is honestly the best start to the day I have ever had. Oh, and the fact that you can burn up to 500 calories in those 45 minutes is always a bonus.
The class, which is held every Wednesday morning (bookings advised) will set you back $25, so it’s probably not the most budget friendly class you will ever take, but it’s worth it for the views as the sun comes up across Sydney’s skyline.
Taking in the beauty of the sunrise as you balance and stretch your body is guaranteed to set you up for the day so it’s worth splashing the cash on this one.
Yoga teacher Sasha tells me that it’s good for posture, toning and if you don’t like heights, she also does a class on the beach.
More than just exercise, it was a unique experience and after a couple of months of eating rubbish and pounding my liver, my body thanked me for this little treat.
Wednesday mornings in 2013 from 6:45am – 7:45am. Cost: $25. See: sydneytowereye.com.au