Satisfying Sunday Mornings Start With Monuts & Mindfulness

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A Lox of Love bagel sandwich paired with a Bloody Mary and Miller High Life sidecar from Monuts.

While we’re celebrating traditions, I thought I’d share my newest – Recovery Yoga with Anna Cordova at Fullsteam Brewery. Every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. (I do my very best to get there five minutes early to find a good spot) 20 to 30 people join together for this donation-based class, from the novice to experienced yogis. I won’t sugarcoat it – this hour-and-fifteen-minutes kicks my butt on a regular basis. But I’ve been attending more often, thanks to one of my best friends, Stephanie Curtis (pictured with me below right, pre-yoga), who recently moved to the area and who can actually maintain a crow pose. Personally, I’ve gotten to the point that I can hold a solid number of poses for much longer, and my balance and flexibility have noticeably improved. And for someone who is always rushing, it’s been a good lesson in slowing down and maintaining focus. Bring your mat and come try it with us sometime!

20161023_104647Staying for a beer afterward is always encouraged (Fullsteam opens at noon), but my friend and I typically find ourselves craving two things: carbs and Bloody Marys. These can easily be found on many brunch menus in the Bull City, but the everything bagels at Monuts Donuts are, well, everything. A Lox of Love bagel sandwich for me, and a build-your-own version with avocado, veggies, over-medium egg and Sriracha for her, plus our bloodies with their Miller High Life sidecars, equals a full, satisfying Sunday morning in my book.

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Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Arizona, she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for eight years. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Guasaca.
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