Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Recently I started Yoga -- and can not stop raving about the benefits.
I have avoided Yoga since I felt as if it has become just another 'trend,' and I was not going to jump on that bandwagon.
Couple of months ago I was going through a phase where I needed something to help me on a mental level to get me through some not so great situation.
I have read that Yoga is a great way to rid those negative energy and bring focus to something more light and positive -- and figured I can try it and see what the hype is all about.
My Pilates studio also offers Yoga, and with their introductory fee, I figured why not give it a try.
I was blown away.
I sweated so much, and muscles in areas that I never felt -- even after an intense one hour Pilates session -- was sore for three days.
After the second session, I was seeing results.
Not to mention being extremely flexible, I could never find anything that made me feel like I actually got a good stretch -- Yoga made me feel like a used up rubber band after the first session.
I have now tried the gruesome 90 minute Bikram Yoga (performed in a 105 degrees room) and am motivated more than ever.
I plan on being a Yogi for a long time - though there is so much to learn I am excited to have finally found something I am good at, and absolutely love!