Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My First Yoga Class Was A Success

I realized I never published this post but wanted to share.

Last week I signed up for my first yoga class. Well actually I signed up for two classes because I was feeling brave about trying something new. One class on Thursday and one on Saturday.  Boy was I excited and scared at the same time.

I pulled in the parking lot looking around to see who might be in my class and a million thoughts were running through my head but I walked through the door and was greeted by the instructor who made me feel right at home. 

The class I took was a gentle class which ended up being perfect for me. The moved through the poses at a slower pace and she really helped me understand what I should be doing throughout the whole class. I will say the hardest part was at the end when you do the corpse pose. This is where you lay on your back with your arms out to the side and close your eyes for 5 minutes. Well to someone that cannot sit still, that was the longest five minutes of the class but I was so proud of my self when I finished. I felt great but my jaw was tense and I think this was due to me being nervous. 

My second class was a beginner class and went a lot faster. I was sweating and my face was beet red because we moved at a faster pace.  Meaning we did not hold our poses as long as in the gentle class plus we did more poses.  I really liked it though and felt even more amazing when I left.  The second class was much more calming to me because I felt more comfortable with the process.  

I am taking another one tonight and I recommend adding yoga to your exercise routine. It is harder than it looks but brings a calmness to your body. So glad I branched out to something new.  Next week is Tai Chi and then hopefully a Kettle Bell class.

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