The word yoga means “union” in the ancient Indian language where it originated. Think of it as a union between mind, body, and spirit. Different types of yoga focus on different things but basically it helps with fitness and core strength.
Being new to this, I didn’t know where to begin! So I sent a tweet to@YogaYOU1 and asked what I needed to bring.
a yoga mat
a bottle of water
bug spray (since we were outdoors)
I asked for feedback from the Bbetter Community and here’s what they had to say:
Tonia SoBlessed Stanley: ALTERNATIVE EXERCISE!!!
Jacqueline Strand: I feel so good afterwards. Relaxing but a great workout
Andrea Valdez: Wish I could do it… they say its good for your back, but mine screams Hell NO! So I meditate and do Tai Chi – its a little easier 🙂
Pratibha Arora: Yes ! Art of living 🙂
Jacqueline Strand: You will love it!
People can tell you about something all day, but until you experience it for yourself you won’t truly understand. Here are some key things I learned during my experience:
-Keep and open mind.
-Yoga isn’t just for women (I kinda knew that one already).
-Go at YOUR pace.
-Be in the moment.
-Your breathing is important.
-Make sure your toes are up to par before taking your shoes off (I’m joking, but I’m not joking)
I had a great workout, I broke a sweat (I was really trying), and I made some friends along the way. I’m in the process of training for 2 half marathons and a Full, so this will be exactly what I need to strengthen my core, work on my breathing, and help with my balance. I’m hooked. Below are just a few of the precarious positions I found myself in (click to see the name).
Have you tried yoga? What are your thoughts?