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.