Friday, March 6, 2009

Yoga -Yoga -Yoga!

Well, today was the day, that at age 52, I tried yoga. A parent of one of the students at the school I work at volunteered to run a yoga class for us. For me, it was a win-win situation. Early dismissal workshops are generally boring and a waste of time. This was the opportunity to avoid a workshop, plus learn about yoga and see if it works for me. Well, yoga kicks ass! I can't remember ever feeling that good. A co-worker asked me if it was the same as a runner's high. It isn't. A runner's high for me generally is an adrenaline rush that lasts for an hour or two afterward. I tend to become my normal loud and full of energy self. Not a bad thing, but also I can sometimes be TOO loud and full of energy, and I'm sure annoying to the non-runners around me. When I was finished with yoga, I felt as if I was floating. I was very relaxed and calm, and felt so care free. I was walking around with a goofy smile on my face. Needless to say, I will be looking into signing up for a yoga class. Any other "yogaholics" out there??

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I am a big fan of yoga, although I haven't done it in a while. I took a class all through my last pregnancy. Right now, all my cross training is done with my kids in tow... which doesn't work well with yoga.

There is something about Shavasana at the end to really relax and re-energize you.

Anais said...

So glad you liked it!! It really is like being on a cloud afterward :) Will you be doing it again?

jillwillrun.com said...

I have been doing yoga for 12 years now... I love it. I don't ever want to have a time in my life without yoga! It benefits so many different areas in the mind and body. Kudos for trying it!