Yoga?

One of my adult daughters has been dragging me along to her yoga class recently. At first, I was very reluctant. I mean, that’s just some new-age hipster exercise, I thought, and I’d get a lot more out of just walking. Besides, I’m too old for yoga!

Nope. Wrong. Turns out, there are a lot of women my age in her group and, as much as I may not want to admit it (I hate being wrong, after all!) I’m actually enjoying it. A lot. I’m still on the very, very beginner poses, and I think a lot of the term are just silly, but it’s oddly relaxing and calming. And I think I am feeling a difference in my balance and, more importantly, I’m not as anxious has I was before.

Love and Balance (in multiple ways!)
Teresa

 

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  • Just found out your blog and I love it! I’ve added it to my blogroll so my other menopausal morphing friends can find you.

    Yoga is one of my favorite forms of exercise now a days. It helps me slow down, relax and get in my strength training.

     
     
     
    • Thanks! It’s quickly becoming a favorite for me, too!

       
  • Laura

    I’m so glad that yoga’s helped you out a lot! I used to drag my aunt with me to yoga as well, much like your daughter. She used to complain that she wasn’t flexible like me and therefore would hate it. Not so- she goes more often than I do now!
    Sometimes I feel like there’s a barrier to people trying yoga for the first time based on the new-age perception. In reality, yoga isn’t new age at all. The philosophy, spirituality and practice itself are all ancient. It’s definitely a common misconception, though, and I’ll admit that I used to think that as well. I went to yoga for the physical benefits, but I never let myself fully appreciate the spiritual side. My yoga teacher gave me a book to read that kind of changed my mind- “The Tenth Door” by Michele Hebert – http://www.rajayogis.net
    Really interesting read, and I’d recommend it if you’re interested in meditation or yogi spirituality. Thanks for sharing your story!

     
     
     
    • I’d have to agree about the perception of yoga. I was looking at it as sort of a woo-woo kind of thing, too. I don’t even think my daughter could have dragged me into it if AwesomeDoctor hadn’t recommended I give it a try. Now, I’m so glad that I did!

       
  • So glad you found yoga. It is such a wonderful experience. Yes the poses do sometimes seem silly but I think that just adds to it. It pushes you outside of your box and allows you to open your mind and spirit.

     
     
     
    • I really am liking it a lot! And, yes, there is something to be said for those silly poses . . .

       
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