The room was nearly black with only the melodically changing traffic light peering through the window. We sat in the silence of savasana and in that moment, in my breath, I knew that going to yoga tonight was necessary.
I’ve been fully focused on my running endeavors while neglecting my yoga classes and as I entered class I recognized my dedication to running has put a damper on my ability. What they say is true- practice makes perfect. Or at least near perfect. Balance. There needs to be balance, and yoga helps establish that equilibrium in my life. I need to remember that when I get wrapped up in my training.
Tonight, for the first time, I did crow pose, and I did it twice. Remember that time I uttered the words “crow hell no“- well, never say never. My body understood the posture and I felt the comfort within it. Going to class was the right decision.
NIce! Nailing a pose you’ve been struggling with always feels so good.
“Nailing it” getting there 🙂 it’s probably one of those situations how I think I look, how I really look, but I STILL DID IT!
I’ve recently been debating about trying yoga, both for the mental and physical benefits. Any advice for a first timer like me? 🙂
While I’m not a first timer, I’m damn near close! I have on and off tried yoga over the years but never considered myself a yogi. In may I began regularly practicing yoga and while I’m not good, I know the postures at this point. I LOVE yoga and I had convinced quite a few people to give it a shot and all have stuck with it (which makes me super excited).
My question to you, since you say you have debated it, is: what’s there to debate?! Why not try it and just see for yourself. If you are the type of person that wants immediate satisfaction and to be highly successful, yoga is not the place- yoga is considered a “practice” and it’s just that. Every day is one 🙂
Advice: go in open minded. Wear comfortable clothes- I prefer fitted yoga pants and a fitted tank top because you’re moving frequently in vinyasa. Know yourself- I like constant movement, I like quick paced, I like feeling like I got a workout. Because of that I choose classes that are geared towards this type of yoga. I struggle with meditative style yoga- maybe one day, but it’s not my thing. Other advice: after you try it once, make sure you try it two more times.
You’ll be hooked! Pleaseeee let me know if you go and how it went!