Today was our 7th group workout for the Biggest Loser contest at the J. It was a yoga class! I have never taken a yoga class. It’s been on my to do list for many years. Today turned out to be a great day to try yoga. There were about 30 people in the class and at least 10 were brand new.
Eileen was our instructor and she did a pretty good job of explaining things to the newbies. I had the most trouble with poses that involved putting all of my weight on my left knee. But, I was amazed at home many poses I could do. I at least attempted everything and I think I could get good at some of the poses and stances with some practice. I was already a bit worn out from swimming yesterday and today. Also, I’m feeling my strokes in my neck and arms, so that made some of the yoga even more challenging.
I’m sure we just scratched the tip of the iceberg during the class. I’m sure there are many more poses and more terminology to come. I’m not sure that I’ll be adding yoga to my repertoire soon, but at least the ice is broken and I think I could be comfortable walking into a class at the J.
I can definitely see the appeal. But, the jury is still out on whether it will be for me.