Happy Tuesday!! Today, I am linking up with Becky for some Treat Yourself Tuesday action. I treated myself to my 1st yoga class last week and I thought I would share my thoughts on it. . .
The local studio has $5 drop in classes on Friday nights and offers either a “Happy Hour Hatha” or “Power Hour”. I met my friend Jamie, who does yoga regularly, to take a class together. Since it was my first time, we did the hatha class.
Overall, I thought it was boring. but, after we were finished, I was surprised that it was an hour class. . . it seemed like we were only in there for 30-45 minutes. So, maybe I wasn’t as bored as I thought? I wasn’t counting down the time but, I think that the entire class felt like the warm up of a regular aerobics class, so I spent the whole time wondering when we were going to the actual class.
I didn’t feel as stretched out as I thought. I have neck and shoulder pain which I think is from posture and working style. I was hoping that yoga might help with that. . and maybe over time it would?
I was happy that I wore layers because it was chilly. For some reason, I expected it to be warm?
It was super nice to meet a friend for a class. I need to do that more often!
I don’t think it helped that I though the instructor was annoying. She kept saying, “we breathe deep” <—said super fast and in a bored tone. How am I supposed to relax with that intonation?
I think I need to try some different classes: FIT, Power, Vinyasa, or Ashtanga?
It totally wasn’t a workout, which I wasn’t expecting, so that was fine, but still I thought that it would be good for something?
I do really enjoy downward dogs.
I wasn’t as lost as I thought I would be. I understood and knew how to do pretty much every pose. I think that is just from being in the fitness industry. There is definitely crossover between regular aerobics and yoga.
I was extremely concerned about my lack of flexibility and that the instructor would have to come over a bazillion times to help me and give me those modification blocks. Nope, didn’t happen. This was truly a basic yoga class, so there wasn’t anything I couldn’t do. . . but the instructor was pretty good about giving variations and modifications that you could do if “it felt right to you.”
Again, this is just my opinions after one class. I totally need to try different classes and different instructors before I come to a decision on whether yoga is for me.
Do you do yoga? What class do I need to try next?