Thursday, 5 January 2017
I survived my first yoga class. In fact it was my first ever exercise class! I've never really been interested in taking classes, much preferring to do my own thing by myself. So I was a little apprehensive going in.
As I opened the studio door the overpowering smell of incense hit me and I could hear loud chanting music. I'll be honest, my heart sank a wee bit at the stereotype. But luckily the teacher was friendly and welcoming as were the other 6 students (5 didn't turn up so New Year resolution fail on their part!) There was only one other total beginner like me but most of the others were just starting their 'yoga journey.'
The hour passed really quickly. I'm reasonably flexible and reasonably fit but it was challenging. I have tight hip joints and couldn't sit in the lotus pose at all. So that's this week's homework!! But the main reason for going was to give me something away from the house that was just for me. It was relaxing and I did switch off for those 60 minutes. And I slept well too!
Then it was back to work this morning. Don't know if the kids were more shell shocked than I was at the early start again! I'm a bit stiff and sore today so I'm glad tomorrow's Friday. It's a nice easy way to start back after the break. Next week the hard work begins!