This month a friend convinced me to challenge myself to yoga. Typically I’m not a fan of the practice, for a variety of very personal reasons. However, I’m working very, very hard to try new things, participate in more “play dates,” and challenge myself in different ways.
I enrolled in an unlimited 30 day program for $30 at a local studio, Yoga Bhoga. This is a screaming deal – awesome – considering a one time pass is listed at $14.
I carried a bit of trepidation going into my first class, but ended up loving it! The entire experience was amazing – so of course I’ve been back, taking full advantage of my 30 days.
In addition to the yoga benefits of the class – gentle physical movement and awareness for me – I’m able to enjoy a lovely walk across the bridge after work to the studio, and then home again. That makes the whole experience worth it much of the time. I so enjoy getting outside and walking and this is the perfect excuse. Another benefit of the class is that most of the teachers incorporate just a little bit of meditation either at the beginning or the end of our practice. Why not, it’s yoga after all. And, of course, here are 10 reasons why meditation is pretty darn awesome!