Saturday, January 07, 2012

yoga | a good start

I am happy to report I am off to a good start this year in yoga practice. I like that the 1st this year was on a Sunday, because traditionally (and by traditionally I mean in Mysore, India), you begin your practice week on Sunday with a led class and end on a Friday with a led class. Monday through Thursday are mysore, or self-paced, classes.

I am also happy to report that I am starting the year feeling strong and injury free. I have been hesitant to post about yoga because every time I made progress and "boasted" on the blog last year, I seemed to hurt myself immediately after. But because it is such a big part of my life, I still want to talk about it, maybe just in general terms.

My schedule has allowed me to practice early in the morning before work, which I hope to continue this year. I used to think practicing before the sun came up was unimaginable, but now it really invigorates me for the day. They are called Sun Salutations for a reason! Part of the reason I wake up so early is to be a bit more warm before practicing.

The only practice I attend that is in the evening is on Friday, for a led class with my dear teacher and now friend, Erik. He and his wife Rachel, also my teacher and friend, are amazing people I am happy to know. Rachel is now back in India for 3 months and we miss her much! Joe and I have been going to Erik's class for years now and we enjoy it as much now, if not more, as we did when we started.

I am sad not to be returning to India this year, but happy for my time there. Namaste.


Style Journey said...

I am glad that yoga is such a big part of your life and you feel like it's something you made as a lifestyle. It's great that you have made some great friends along the way too :) Heather

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

When I have tried yoga I have felt so good. What time do you rise?

Megan Mae said...

I love reading about your yoga adventures. It's very inspiring. Your whole life is very inspiring to me. I hope to actually start yoga this year, in addition to a swimming routine.

Any advice for newbies?

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Thanks for leaving the message - yes I decided to put the comments back as I realised how much I missed the communication with fellow bloggers!