Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Exercise!! Moi... Part Deux

"Yoga is for ANY-BODY. You don’t have to be super-fit, super-supple or super-beautiful, or any of those images you may have of yoga. Yoga is for every-body. Yoga not only stretches your muscles and invigorates your joints, but also massages your internal organs and calms your mind. Come and find out how Yoga can benefit your life.”

I decided to put that claim to the test. Now I am willing to bet that most of my friends (especially the ones who know me well) would have thought I would have given up by now. I am sneakily delighted to be able to prove them wrong.

It isn’t particularly elegant, and from time to time I get things quite spectacularly wrong. But during my morning half-hour with Sam and Doug’s DVD, I just let the explanations and instructions flow over me, emptying my mind of life’s little petty irritations. (Such as the Lord of Snow dumping another two tons of the white cold stuff all over my car again last night. I looked out of the window this morning, and actually felt quite serene.)

You guys who know me, know that serene isn’t really ma thang! I am pretty full on, with a dress sense that’s best described as bright (ahem!), I tend to go 100 miles an hour in first (not when I’m driving though) and I really don’t come with an off switch.

Well, I have come to relish my peaceful half-hour of Yoga in the morning. I may not be great at it, but I’m enjoying myself and I won’t be giving up anytime soon.

One of the main reasons I have stuck at it, is the DVD. Sam and Doug don’t talk down to you, there’s no high pressure sales techniques (which never work with me anyway). There are just simple, honest and clear directions. You can take it at any pace you want to.

Hey... if I can do it, you can too!


Anne Lyken-Garner said...

I wish you all the best with your yoga. I found Pilates really good for my body type, but have never tried yoga.
Maybe I show take one class to see what it's like.

The Kop Writer said...

Awesome that you're keeping it up, Mocky! Sam and Doug do provide a great introduction to Yoga: they're open, friendly, and it's clear they know their stuff.

Annia said...

What a great article! And you are So right! Yoga calms the body from the inside out. It's amazing how much more I can cope with when I've done my yoga!

I wish you increasing peace, within and out, and why don't you tell the Snow God to send his cold white stuff to Greece???