yoga under sakura (Photo credit: soulfish)
If you asked me ten years ago would I do yoga, energy transfer and cleanse my chakras; I would have totally thought you were out of your mind. Now the tables have somewhat changed, those who do know me would never expected me to take a holistic approach to some healing but I have; and I have a very long way to go but learning is something your mind wants. Whether your 2 years old or 90 years old, the mind is a curious place looking for new and exciting things.
So now I am into yoga, I want to go to formal classes more frequently but my schedule does not allow me; so I go when I can and bring the knowledge home with me. I have borrowed library books and made copies of stretches that I feel are important for me a beginner; then I take a few copies from the next stage up.
Yoga has taught me to open up my chest, wide; and breathe deeply and regenerate myself. Sounds very easy and most people do believe yoga is very easy and stupid, to them I say until you try it, be quiet. It is not easy to stretch, breathe relax and concentrate all at once but over time I have learned to, thou not easy at first.
My first yoga class I walked away dripping wet, wiped out; then the next day I had this new found energy but certain muscles ached. I thought “those stretches could have caused this much discomfort”, they were somewhat easy moves; they were not like trying to do a sit ups! I tried to attend more classes but again time. Recently I went to a class and again I felt great the next day and yes I ached, but now I had a book and notes on yoga; and I tried to reiterate what we did in class the day before.
I did it, but not for as long and without the dedication I had the day before since there were others in the class, but I did it. Then slowly but surely I started do one stance for a period of time; I did it over and over again, slowly I added more.
What did I expect from Yoga, I don’t know; but what I can tell you is that people are asking me if I had lost some weight? The best part of that question was I could honestly say yes. They also so I look more confident, which is great it give me a chance to let them know what I am doing and why. I do it for me.
There has to be said about the ways of the past, so much to learn and just not enough time!
Take a yoga class, usually the first one is free, while others may be about 15.00 dollars; you will be surprised.