Last week’s yoga sessions;
Tuesday- Hot Pod Yoga class with my Mum
Wednesday- 20 Minute Yoga for Runners youtube video
Thursday- Barre and Ballet Bootcamp
Friday- Flow Yoga class at Goodvibes -Yin and Yang was fully booked 🙁
Saturday- 20 Minute Yoga for Runners youtube video
I’m really excited to get a 30 day pass at Goodvibes and make the most of it in February, as well as booking myself in for a lovely Vinyasa yoga class at my gyms on Tuesday mornings. I’ve noticed that my gym offer a huge range of different yoga classes, including Broga, Antigravity yoga and beginners yoga. I’ve got a lot to try out in the next few months!
I know I’ve loved hearing how others are finding the challenge, so this week’s yogis are Steph and Felicity!
I dabbled in some yoga classes whilst at University with my Mum, mainly to support her, it was a really relaxed Hatha class in the local sports hall. I enjoyed it but life got in the way and I forgot about yoga. Sorry yoga.
I have struggled with my weight since my teens, in summer 2011 I was at my heaviest and just wanted help. I never thought a chance meeting with a yoga instructor would change my life. I confessed to Norah that I wanted to try yoga but I was too big. A week later I took my first Ashtanga class, the realisation hit that that my weight or size didn’t have to stop me trying anything. With Norah’s guidance and friendship I spent the next year working on my body and my mind, losing 40kg and finding a love for yoga and running.
This past year running has been at the forefront of my fitness and social life, I have made some new friends through Team Naturally Run, I have run a race each month and my inner magpie has been satisfied seeking out runners bling, but yoga has been hiding out back, supporting my body and mind in post run recovery, and making me stronger. Running will be taking a backseat this year, as I have signed up to a yoga teacher training course. A break to discover more about who I am, I hope one day I’ll be as strong both physically and mentally as my teachers, Norah and Natalie.
For me #21daysofyoga has been about finding time to roll out my mat, opening space in my body and heart, finding strength and flexibility that I wasn’t sure I had and committing to practice.
My aim for the rest of the challenge is to try some new classes, I have never tried hot yoga so will be trying to get sweaty this week at Pure Hot Yoga, also I can’t wait to try out some classes at Good Vibes, with my class pass! I’ll have to get my butt to London soon, hope to see you all on the mat!