Guys, I have some pretty big news… I really think I am starting to enjoy yoga!*GASP!* This is HUGE for me!
I’ll admit, I’ve pretty much always been a yoga-hater. I’ve always been about the blood pumpin’, high intensity, get-your-adrenaline-going kind of sports and activities. In other words, not yoga.
I remember the first time I tried a yoga class was my freshman year of college. I was taking an aerobics class for a health credit I had to get, and our teacher decided to do yoga with us for a week. I absolutely hated it. I felt so awkward, I was bored, and I couldn’t hold any of the poses. That pretty much summed up my opinion of yoga for the next 4-5 years. I decided to give it another shot after Brittany suggested the Hulu yoga channel to me a few months ago. I did a couple of the Hulu yoga video, and I enjoyed it more than I remember liking it from before, but I still wasn’t super psyched about it.
Up until a week and a half ago, I haven’t done much yoga. I keep telling myself that I should, but it never really happened. Well, the past week and a half or so have been rather stressful (to put it lightly), so I decided to give yoga another go last week to help me chill out a bit. I found a couple yoga videos on Netflix that were more Vinyasa style yoga that have really helped me relax my body and my mind. Vinyasa yoga (aka “flow yoga”) uses poses that will flow from one to another in conjuction with your breathing. There are several different types of yoga, but I especially liked the Vinyasa to help me relax.
I’m so glad I gave yoga another chance! I really think I just needed to have a yoga attitude adjustment and have a different mindset going into it. I also think both the instructor and the type of yoga make a huge difference as well. From here on out, I hope to include more yoga videos and/or classes into my workout agenda each week!
I encourage those of you that haven’t enjoyed yoga the first few times to try it out again. Try out a different kind of yoga or a different instructor. Focus on readjusting your mindset of yoga before you go into it again. You might surprise yourself!
- Do you like yoga? Why or why not?
- What is your favorite type of yoga?