You know what they say….it’s never too late, and I happen to be a stronger believer in that statement as it relates to many endeavors in life.
I have never been enrolled in a yoga class, although I have been intermittently practicing it on my own since the 1970s. I’ve read the books, know its benefits, like the way people who practice it look (healthy and peaceful).
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(The chart above is difficult to read but please visit the website listed if you're interested. The poses in cream color are for beginners, pink for beginners and pregnant women, light orange for intermediate students)
One of my objectives after I retired was to find a class and to be properly taught the moves and techniques.
So…today was my first class and my first impressions are this is going to be a great way of
s l o w l y getting the hang of it. The class meets twice weekly for six weeks and students may sign up for additional classes on and on.
There are around 20 ladies in the class, most of whom have been attending for a year, I learned in conversations after the class.. For three of us it was our first class. Most all of the ladies appear to be 75 years old plus!
It was so great seeing these older ladies getting into the spirit of things: stretching, moving, intent on following the instructor.
The class focuses on stretching and breathing. A few worked on mats but most performed the poses standing and sitting. The instructor urges each student to find her comfort level of what they can and want to do.
So, wish me luck. I don't expect I'll be practicing the yoga pose below anytime soon (read NEVER) but I look forward to days ahead.
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I know many of you practice yoga. Please share your experiences.Thanks!