Hi friends 😀
Ok, I am sure you all know by now my opinion (or should I say my PAST opinion) on YOGA.
I tried (really hard if I may say) a few months ago to start a morning yoga practice routine. Oh what happened to that??? Well, it didn’t happen. That was such a ROYAL fail… No matter how hard I have tried I could never make myself enjoy yoga or even get it right… I would keep thinking to myself “this is not exercising”, “this is soooo boring”…Or I’d get intimidated by what people in the videos/IG accounts I was browsing could do… And I ‘d think to myself “jeeeez, I could NEVER do that or this”…
Well there comes a time in everyones life where the stars align and things just happen. So my time was right about now. When these pretty awesome people from WeTRAIN ask if some of us would like to take a month and try all of their classes I jumped on the opportunity 🙂 So last weekend after my long run (11.2 miles) and while I was still riding the “high” from it, I set off to my very first yoga session – I justified it to myself as “It’ll be a great way to get a good stretch in”… Totally scared about it since faceplanting in front of another 4-5 people isn’t in my immediate aspirations list 😛
I even tried to make a side plaid (in one last attempt to even remotely resemble a yogi … I know laughable…!) So I get to the studio which was about 15 minutes away from my place by bike.
And Yvonne, my pretty awesome yoga instructor met me by the door politely saying that it will only be the two of us today – since her other students had a little too much fun the night before… She asked if I minded and I was SO HAPPY 😀 I thought at least I won’t make a fool of myself!
So after a small chat we started the session. I did tell Yvonne that I am a total newbie and that my main focus was to stretch after my run. She reassured me that we aren’t going to go faster than I was comfortable with.
I TOTALLY LOVED IT! I obviously had a tough time with the breathing but I did try my best!
Yvonne also taught me how to do a crow!!! I know my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw the picture! After I did for the first time I excitedly yelled I did it and of course lost balance and graciously face-planted 😛 hahahaha….
And of course… after THIS success I gathered up my courage and after Corey’s suggestion – who by the way is one awesome yogi herself !!! – I went along for yet another session with yoga instructor Katie, a few days later. It was a lot of fun and very relaxed! I totally enjoyed it and… learn how to do a pigeon pose!
We were a pretty nice group of people! And the space was just amazing! 🙂 The picture obviously doesn’t do it any justice but the ceiling was beautiful!
I really think I will keep going to yoga session with WeTrain since I really loved it!! As a matter of fact I have another one on Saturday 🙂 so what did I learn from all this? If you fail once that doesn’t mean you should stop trying… Get back up on your feet and try again…and again… and again…