Yoga – Lisa

Have I already mentioned here that I used to hate yoga?  I mean I HATED yoga.  H-A-T-E-D it.

Now, I’m completely smitten.  I can’t get enough of it.  I just finished a class and I feel like I’m on Valium or something.  It’s great.  My neck no longer hurts and my back feels awesome and stretched.  My arms are just sore enough to make me feel like it was more than just a stretch workout.

I think the reason I started liking it is because I was working out about 4 times a week and I got all of my energy out in those workouts.  I needed something to balance that out, so I started doing a stretch class that is a mix of yoga and Pilates once a week after work.  I loved that.  I felt so good afterwards.  So I decided to try the yoga class mid-week.  It felt amazing.  I had never felt so relaxed after that class.

Before I don’t think I was strong enough to follow along and I would tense my neck so badly it would hurt for the rest of the week.  Yoga made me MAD.  I wasn’t relaxed at all; I was pissed off.  I’m so glad yoga and I have gotten past that.

I guess the moral is:  try something new.  Or try something you didn’t like one more time.  Tastes change.  I never used to like strawberries, now I eat them all the time.