Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Six weeks of Yoga Fundamentals

Never tried yoga before but decided to give it a go. Local yoga studio offers a six week fundamentals (beginners) workshop. Did some research and they came recommended. I had a blast and would recommend yoga to all and especially runners. First four weeks we learned the asana (poses) of Hatha Yoga. Each week would start with a recap and then move to new poses. Week five we put it all together in a teaching set up plus a few more poses. Week six was done like a "real" level one class.

Two days before the last class I had ran the Rock Cut HOBO 50k. Thought I'd have an issue doing this last class but in fact it stretched out the tad achy sore legs and I felt great. In the six weeks I learned so much and did so much, what an adventure of discovery. I have a lot still to learn and likely messed up some poses even after six weeks but Claudine is an awesome yoga teacher and with helper Karen guided us and reset us.

I intend to redo the fundamentals calls again as I am not quite ready for a regular level one class and again I'd recommend yoga to all runners

Photo above taken at the last class ("borrowed" from Living Yoga Facebook page)


Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm always tempted to add yoga, but so far funds and time have conspired against me. Sounds like a great way to start.

kilax said...

I would love to take a class like that! I think the teacher's input would be so helpful!