I’m up to my eyeballs in yoga. The yoga studio I’m going to, YogAslyum, is simply amazing. They have really created an atmosphere where people want to be, enjoy the workout, and are fully supported by the instructors as well as the other classmates. Can I do this super hard pose? YES YOU CAN! And they all smile while they tell you that you can do it too.
After attending the vinyasa classes for two weeks, I finally felt up to the power yoga class — which was taught by my very first yoga instructor when I began yoga 13 years ago. That was yesterday, and this morning my glutes were killing me! Then, my husband told me to go to the 10 a.m. yoga class today, rather than the 5 p.m. vinyasa class. Well, the 10 a.m. class is called Strength and Wellness. It focuses on my upper body and core, and I almost died. Especially when I got to the class at 10 a.m. and was all set to do my normal 75 minute class, then go about the rest of my day. However, at about 10:10 a.m. I was informed that I had just committed myself to 120 minutes of the hardest class on the schedule, AND it was taught by THE YOGA NAZI (her words, not mine).
Of course, I left my water bottle in my car, and I was dying of thirst while I downward dogged and did dolphin push-ups and then one legged dolphin push-ups for two hours straight. The whole time I could see my car from the window and wished that I’d brought my water bottle into the class with me.
Note to self: NEVER LEAVE YOUR WATER BOTTLE IN THE CAR AGAIN.
I made it though. I made it through the entire class and I did not die. And I can’t believe it, but I think I’m going back next week Sunday. Here’s the thing about yoga. It’s great conditioning for the body, and afterwards you might feel sore, the best remedy for the after-yoga soreness is more yoga. It becomes a cycle. You do yoga, if you hurt the next day, you do more yoga for relief, and on it goes.
It’s a wonderful yoga studio though! If you are in the area, I highly recommend it.