I have done bits of yoga here and there for a few years now. I have a “game” for my DS that guides you through various yoga lessons and workouts, which enables me to learn yoga at my own pace in my own time. I’m not one for going to a regular class at a fixed time, especially as they only seem to run in the evenings. I have done the odd class and session here and there but haven’t seriously got into it until now.
I yesterday, I decided that I was going to do a 30 minute yoga session every morning and make a habit out of my yoga practice. I have done two daily sessions so far. I am already noticing a difference in how I feel. After doing yoga, I definitely feel more energised, and yet more relaxed at the same time. I feel calmer, happier, and more motivated.
At this stage it is too early to notice any physical changes in my body, but I’m certainly feeling the effects right after my session, particularly in my hips and shoulders. I’m hoping to increase my flexibility (which has always been poor, I’m not very bendy) and tone up my wobbly bits. I’m also hoping to feel more calm and relaxed in myself as I go along.
I’ve never enjoyed vigorous exercise, so yoga suits me quite well. I like that it is slow and gentle, but still gives me a good workout. I like that I can do it in my living room without any cumbersome equipment. I like the little calendar that tracks my workouts on the DS. I’m enjoying it more than I thought I would.