One of the things I really wanted to do in my 2016 was take up yoga again. I used to do it occasionally at the local sports centre but timings were never great and it became a very occasional event. Although I enjoyed the classes I always felt the environment wasn’t great due to the noise coming from outside the room. It started to be something I just wasn’t that fussed about getting out of the house for.
As I’ve mentioned before I’ve got a bunch of problems with my back at the moment, so the top of my list of self care priorities for this year is getting to a pain free state. I thought I might give yoga a shot again to see whether I could help.
After a couple of months of searching for a class that was 1) close enough and 2) at a time I could actually make I finally found a session on a Sunday morning in a village hall in a tiny place on the outskirts of Canterbury. I went to my first session this morning. The hall was freezing this time of year but everyone was super welcoming and the 75 minute class seemed to fly by. I struggled to do a bunch of the movements due to my current lack of mobility in my back, but it felt good to be working on getting myself better. I’ve tried so many videos at home to get moving but nothing really compares to having an actual teacher and the structure of going to another place to do your session.
Fingers crossed it will help sort me out and get me back to my usual self! And next time I definitely need to wear more clothes!!!