Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Yoga.

I finally started yoga today. I signed up with yogadownload.com and downloaded a free 20 min beginners session. Is it weird that I got a little choked up at the closing Namaste? No, I'm not kidding... I have tried yoga a bunch of times but always got discouraged because it was tough and I'd give up. I realize now that I was jumping the gun, going to yoga classes that were full of experienced people and watching dvd's for people that know what they're doing. So I started with Gentle Hatha Yoga #1 which is all basic poses and slow moving and totally awesome. Aside from one or two classes I've taken at the Y, I don't think I've ever finished a full session so to do this and finish it felt great. Maybe that's where the emotions came from.

I really like the audio session, I tend to be a visual learner so I thought it would be tough, but you download a pdf pose guide for the workout so if you get confused you just glance at that and it's so helpful. I actually think I like it better that way so I can focus on my body rather than keeping my eyes glued to a tv. I'm encouraged to keep going. I am going to keep doing the beginner session until I've really mastered it. I have the most trouble with the breathing so I need to focus on that.

Aside from that, there are some sad things going on around here so if you're the spiritual type, please say a prayer for those in need. A friend passed away the other day and another friend's sister had her adopted child taken away by the birth mother. It's a horrible, terrible thing and I am devastated for her and her family.

2 comments:

Raw'r! Food! said...

Good for you Jen! If you keep with Yoga I promise you wont be disappointed!

Also, I'll be praying for your friends!

God Bless,
Melissa

Lisa M. said...

Congrats Jenn on keeping an open mind and giving yoga another try! The yoga podcasts are great! Once you get the hang of it you won't need to refer to the pose guides anymore and you can just flow though it. If you ever want a free yoga lesson just let me know - I'm a certified instructor of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Hang in there and I'll be keeping your friends and family in my prayers.

-Lisa