First of all, why does yoga look like so easy? It’s NOT!!!
I went to my first yoga class Wednesday evening and I took the easy class, which goes to prove that I’m severely out-of-shape.
As I get older, I have begun to experience more aches and pains, especially in my neck, back, and knees. While I know age is a factor, the bigger factor for me is stress. I needed to find something that would be easy on the knees while allowing me to get my back and neck muscles in better shape and yoga seemed like the perfect fit.
My first class went pretty well. I didn’t experience discomfort in my neck, back and knees. For a matter-of-fact, some of the stretches felt really good and alleviated much of the pain I’ve been experiencing for months and months and months.
Two days later and I am definitely feeling some benefits of yoga. I’m feeling less pain and stiffness in my back and neck. The headaches, which had become a daily occurrence, have been gone since class. While I’m feeling less of the pains I’ve been experiencing for months and months and months, I can also tell that yoga gave me a little bit of a workout. My arms and stomach muscles are feeling the effects and that’s a good thing.
Overall, I would have to say that yoga is right for me. Not only does it appear to be providing me the physical benefits I need, I’m sure it will provide me additional benefits of emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness as I give myself a break to focus on just me a little bit during the week.