I Love Yoga

February 27, 2008 at 12:01 pm 4 comments

Once again I discover something that nearly everyone else has tried first, like blogging. I’m always late. And this time I am, in fact, centuries late.

I took my first yoga class when I was four months pregnant with the small boy. I had been interested for years but was paralyzed by my past associations with group classes. Namely, aerobic classes in the late 80s. I was the awkward sweaty girl in the back always a step behind. My idea of yoga being graceful yet serious sort of precluded being the sweaty awkward girl on a yoga mat. I wanted a Yoga for Dummies class where I could learn the poses so as not to embarass myself. Oddly enough, I found it.

A new yoga studio had opened up back then and there was a beginner class. I decided to go for it. The studio was so new that I was the only student in the class my first night. It was fantastic. My teacher was gorgeous, not only physically but in that mind/body/spirit yoga way too, not to mention kind and patient. She gently led my pregnant body through the basics. It was just what I needed. She asked when we were through how I felt.

I said, “I’m not tired.”

She replied, “Well I led you through with easy poses to start.”

“No,” I said, “You don’t understand. I wake up in the morning feeling tired and it lasts until I go to bed at night. I don’t feel tired right now.

It felt amazing. Moving and breathing to get oxygen into all your cells was invigorating. My brain felt clear. I felt loose and comfortable in my body which was a lovely yet alien sensation for me. I fell in love with yoga.

Sadly, I fell out of it after the small boy was born. Difficult schedules, hard to find babysitters, blah, blah, blah. But I just started going again after over a year away. My gorgeous teacher is still there (and still honored the classes I bought two years ago, thank you). I have my very own mat now and I’m in love all over again.

Namaste

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. helen (secretlentil)  |  February 27, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    thanks for the sweet reminder.

  • 2. Ingrid  |  February 27, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    nice things …yoga is a good thing

  • 3. melissa@yummygoods  |  February 27, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Isn’t yoga awesome? thank you so much for your lovely comments on my fabric line! I so appreciate them!

  • 4. Morning Artist  |  March 6, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Congrats on your new found love. I’ve fallen in love with it too and has been actively practicing it for years, even up to my ‘labor day’ when I gave birth to our little man.

    Now, he’s doing it with me.

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