I've really been enjoying my yoga classes lately.
It's been about 9 years since I tried yoga for the first time and I remember how frustrated I was with it. My mind couldn't seem to "slow down" and enjoy each pose. I was constantly distracted and looking at the time. I was so used to the fast pace of running, aerobics, biking etc. that yoga didn't give me the adrenalin kick that I was looking for.
But, I stuck with it and it has rewarded me with a great sense of inner peace, increased flexibility, strength, focus and a sense of accomplishment. It has become a lifestyle choice.
Lately, I've been noticing that my body seem to crave certain positions. When the class is doing bridge pose; my body wants to do Full Bridge. It wasn't that long ago that I found it too difficult. It's amazing how fast we build strength.
I love ending my yoga session with Halasana (Plow Pose). It's so enjoyable and relaxing to stretch out my lower back. There was a time when I couldn't imagine doing, yet alone enjoying this pose.
I'm not to fussy about the style of yoga; I enjoy many but my favorites are Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga. I have a tendency to get bored easily so a mixture of yoga practices is probably the best for me.
For the upcoming winter, I'm planning on trying some new Yoga Studios. I think it's time I took it to the next level.