I attended my first yoga class today. The company gym on our campus offers a number of free fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, abs class, core strengthening, etc. So I decided to take a yoga class, as one of my coworkers said it was pretty good. I also realize that I’m not as limber as I used to be, so it couldn’t hurt to get limber again. Especially if I take Sting and his wife up on their offer to teach me that whole tantric thing. 🙂
I had no idea you could break a sweat during a yoga class. I got to class a little early, so I did some cardio, then went into the 1-hour class. Yoga appears to be just a whole lotta stretching, breathing, and some use of my 3rd eye. Who knew I had a 3rd eye? I thought it was blind? [chortle, chortle, I’m so witty.]
The instructor told me to take it easy as a beginning, and not to do anything my body wasn’t able to do “Be true to your body.” I did all the exercises, but when the class started raising their legs and posteriors in the air (supported by their hands), I hung back. When they then extended their entire lower bodies over their heads, I laughed and waited for them to finish. No, there was no way I could do that.
It was a pretty slow pace, but I think I’ll do it again next week.