I’ve always had a curiosity about trying yoga. I’ve tried several DVDs at home, but I always get bored of them. Plus, I want to make sure I’m actually doing the poses correctly.
I really wanted to find a class that is for absolute beginners. I found a Beginner Hatha class at a local yoga studio (The Still Point Yoga for my local readers). I was really nervous about my first class because I was afraid that my inflexible out-of-shape self would struggle with it. Fortunately, my instructor is absolutely amazing. She’s very helpful and really takes the time to explain things. She checks in with everyone at the beginning of class to see how we’re feeling. I’ve been to 3 classes so far and I’m in love. I love the different type of workout I get from it. It’s already helping to build my core strength (I told the instructor I recently had a baby so she throws in extra core work for me ). Every week, I leave class feeling refreshed. Yoga is very relaxing, but it’s also a tough workout. The class I go to is midday on Sundays which means I did my long run Saturday morning, a recovery run Sunday morning then yoga. My legs end up a little shaky in class!
I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to keep up going to class since it’s hard to fit it in my schedule right now, but I think even going for a few more times will really be helpful. I understand better how to position my body in the different poses so that if I practice at home, I know what I’m doing. Instead of trying more yoga DVDs at home, I signed up for the free 2 week trial at YogaGlo.com. I really like YogaGlo because I can easily filter the type of yoga video I want to do. Sometimes I only have 10-20 minutes where I can squeeze in a yoga workout; YogaGlo has all different lengths of videos that I can do which is really helpful with 2 little ones.
My running has been going okay. I’ve had a few crappy runs in a row but I think that was just from lack of sleep. Hopefully this week will be better!
On the bright side, it looks like spring is coming! We had a random snowstorm last week where I finally got to wear my Yaktrax that I got for Christmas last year.
Have you done yoga? If so, what type? I’m doing Hatha Yoga right now which I really like, but I think when this session ends I may try my yoga studio’s beginner Vinyasa Flow class.
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