Yoga. I will be the ultimate yogi I thought. I will be able to lift my leg behind my head, and do the crab in a week, I will be so flexible. I will be like a flamingo. Elegant, graceful, and with unimaginable posture and poise. I was once a ballerina so I’ve got this. Girl you are going to be so incredible this will be a piece of cake, speaking of cake I’ll have a slice after this!
Step one, get your head in the game. Get a yoga mat right? Pop on a good sports bra, (Panache if you may know!) some leggings, hair up, socks on and you’re ready, right? Get all the gear and no idea? Sounds just up my street.
Step two, connect with your body, your mind, the earth, your spirit, your energy, your strength. Feel the energy flow through your body.
So this was the part I wasn’t mentally or physically prepared for…
After taking some advice I decided to venture on Adriene Mishler’s 30 day YouTube yoga course. I’d seen a few people giving it a go. And if I’m honest I hadn’t got a clue where to start when it comes to yoga!
Day one, first session. To start with it was like having a good friend over for a chat. Releasing tension, focusing on breathing, letting go of any negative thoughts. It was wonderful. Then the hard part.
I never realised how unbelievably unfit I was until I tried it, how inflexible I’ve become, how much tension I hold. I couldn’t even do a plank for a few seconds. What has happened to me? This isn’t the girl that ran a half marathon?
So I stopped. The great thing about this yoga course? You can go at your own pace. You can take a break.