I really love how yoga feels inside my body and how it focuses my mind on one thing; which for me has always been a struggle.
I’m pretty dyslexic so, classes in which I need to mimic another’s actions (dancing,
boxing, zoomba, etc.) was difficult to say the least.
I usually found myself using the left arm when everyone else was using their right and so on. I first came upon Bikram yoga because of a studio near my home and instantly fell in love.
They teach in MIRRORS!
This was a game changer for my mind and really allowed me to focus on WHAT I was doing versus HOW I needed to do it. Since Bikram is a set of poses that don’t change, I was able to learn them, then let it come from my body instead of my overworked brain.
After a while I was feeling great! In shape, confident, happy, STRONG, and
Eventually I got into other types of yoga (vinyasa-flow mostly) but always had little gripes here and there about the studios themselves-
why is it SO expensive?
Are all yogis pretentious?
Why in the &%#* does it SMELL like that in here?
Must you place your mat THAT close to mine?
Can you PLEASE stop farting?
Are these carpets and floors ever actually washed?
Shorts? I call them underwear.
Oh darn I need to go to the store after class…guess, I’ll water the plants while I walk through the produce isle…