I am very lucky to work at a place that offers many different varieties of workout classes. Spinning, boot camp, zumba…. and yoga to name a few.
I used to use the “not being able to afford a yoga studio” as my excuse for not addressing this fear, but I knew once I started my new job that wouldn’t be valid anymore.
A couple weeks ago, I posted the fears I wanted to conquer to help make myself accountable to these new things I wanted to do and yoga was one of them. A couple days later it showed up in my email inbox.
A yoga 101 class.
It was a sign. The most very basic yoga I could go to for my first time and with other beginners. How could I pass it up? Simple answer: I couldn’t.
To give a little background on this fear, for some reason I have been very scared to go to yoga. I am extremely inflexible, I can’t touch my toes, and stretching and being still have never been my strong points.
So last Thursday I went. I attended my first yoga class.
We did poses, we breathed, my legs shook and I was challenged.
And you know what?
I really liked it.
I liked the challenge of balancing and holding poses. I liked being still. I liked focusing on my breathing and doing something completely different from what I usually do. I loved the instructor and I loved her take and perspective on yoga. It was all very refreshing and I walked out of there with a new outlook and a new excitement about yoga.
I am going again this week and then I plan to work it into my routine where I can. I think not only the balance, the breathing, and the core work are beneficial to me, but most of all just letting myself be still, be quiet and have my brain not going a million miles a minute will be one of the best parts.
So another fear has been conquered. The last one is the big one that will be the most challenging for me, but at least I am already 2 out of 3!
Do you do yoga?