Yoga me

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A few years ago, before our wedding, I decided to join a fitness center and start taking some classes.  Most of them featured dance aerobics, which was ok, but I found that I loved the yoga class.  It was offered twice a week and I even remembering battling snow to get there.  For those of you that don’t know me well, I take every measure possible to avoid driving in snow.  After our wedding, life got busier, I got pregnant, and I canceled my membership.


Lately I’ve been experiencing some tension and it’s affected me physically – tight shoulders, sore back, etc.  During all of this internal reflection that I’ve been concentrating on recently, I couldn’t help but to remember the joy that yoga brought me a few years ago.  This paired with the tension, I felt myself being drawn back into the world of yoga.  I began my search for a yoga class offered locally. 

Obviously I started with the fitness center from all of those years ago, but since it has changed ownership and only offers a “Yogafit” class which was described as an aerobics class incorporating some yoga poses.  Um, no thanks.  My search continued to the YMCA and any other place that I could find by googling.  Most of the results were disappointing.  If classes were offered, they were always at the most inopportune times, during the week in the middle of the day.  I felt frustrated and discouraged.

I abandoned the idea for a little while, but I still felt nudged to pursue yoga again.  I found my solution within a blog post, Every Breath I Take.  It’s a virtual yoga class.  Perfect.  Although there is definitely some repetition, it’s not the equivalent of a DVD.  Different classes are offered during various periods of time and can be accessed as often and whenever during that period.  Bonus, it’s very affordable.  I am loving it.  I had an overwhelming feeling of contentment after my first session and it’s kept me grounded since.  I feel at peace with myself.

For the first time in a very long time, I am looking forward to something.  Every day I anxiously wait for the evening so that I can end my day with a yoga class.  It is my favorite part of my day.

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