I really enjoy yoga.
And thus far, I've only taken 10 or so classes, so I'm still very much learning.
But there was a Groupon last month for spin and yoga classes at a studio called Breathe. And so far my friend and I have only taken spin classes (which really kick your butt!). So we decided to go to our first yoga class last night.
We both tried Yin Yoga for the first time, which is a type of yoga where you hold the positions for a longer amount of time than Flow Yoga, which is a little more common. And we really lucked out because we were the only ones in class.
It was really tough! But so rewarding.
Our instructor was great; she explained each position, why inverts are so important internally and externally, she laughed with us when we absolutely couldn't hold positions for as long as she wanted to, we were definitely in this together.
She said every time you go to your yoga mat, it takes courage. Courage to work with a new instructor, courage to do what is asked, courage to push through the (sometimes) pain, and courage to find an inner strength. And it really spoke to me.
Afterward I felt strong,
I'm not quite a yogi, at all, but I'm sure getting there!