Before I ever tried yoga, I thought there is no way it’s for me. I don’t do airy fairy, and I thought it was just that. Same with meditation and whatever else. I remember in CAMHS I was given this CD to listen to and it was a long the lines of “you’re laid on a raft in the middle of the ocean”. I handed it straight back. No thanks, not for me.
I thought yoga was all about sitting around and breathing. I was wrong. My first go at yoga was using a DVD with my sister and it was hillarious. I remember you had to make some kind of noise at some point. It was weird, probably not a good representation of what yoga really is.
When I was doing nursing I had another go using youtube. I did it a few times and it transformed my views. I began to realise actually I quite like it, but for whatever reasons I’ve not done it since.
Any way, because I am trying to fill my time better and do more positive things, I gave it another go just now with this video. And damn..yoga isn’t that easy! The video starts slow but by the end my legs and abs were definitely feeling it. I never saw yoga as exercise until now.
I’ve finished feeling pretty chilled, I could quite easily have a little nap. I won’t because that will disrupt my sleep pattern, which is unhelpful. (Check me out being all good!) I even went to make a coffee afterwards but turned the kettle off and got a glass of water instead, that’s new!
I’m also thinking I might take my doctors advice and keep on taking my iron tablets. I feel a little dizzy and I doubt that is from the yoga video itself, so much as my iron levels! If I am making positive changes, one of those needs to be taking all of my medications properly and not just the ones I like because they make me sleep at night!
If you think yoga isn’t for you, I’d recommend you have a go. You just never know. I even fell asleep last night listening to a guided meditation video. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?!