Friday, 13 April 2012

New things

A couple of weeks ago I was in the pub after work. The weather was brilliant. It was during the time when summer briefly and suddenly hit London. We were sitting outside, in a wharf next to the river, enjoying the sun, drinking our pints and having dinner. Two of my friends that were there mentioned that they joined a health centre and that they started a yoga class!
They explained to the rest of the group things they were doing, or tried to do at the class. We did laugh a lot. Maybe it was the beer or the way they were explaining the difficult positions or exercises included. However, as I had mentioned in the past, I always wanted to try yoga. I believe that it would be very beneficial to me. I’m not very flexible (I can’t even bend to touch my toes) and my balance is very bad. I need to tone my core muscles and get rid of my belly. I believe that yoga will help me in all that. I imagine yoga trained people to be really fit and toned.


So, yesterday, one of these friends called me to tell me that she has an extra pass to the health centre and if I wanted to join them in the yoga class! I immediately said yes! I am a bit apprehensive of what I’ll find there. Unfortunately, I’m still a bit stiff from my PT session on Wednesday (mostly triceps and shoulders) and I fear that I might find it even more difficult than normal and ridicule myself. But that hasn’t stopped me in the past! I don't even know what type of yoga I'll be doing!

I’ll let you know how it went.

12 comments:

  1. Good luck with it. Once you are able to touch your toes I want a pic for proof!

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    1. Thanks. That might take a while, but I'll see what I can do for you

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  2. There are many types of yoga with many goals. I would ask yourself what you want from yoga, and find out if this one is compatible with your goals. Iyengar Yoga is what I used to do, for flexibility. I recommend that, if you want to loosen up.

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    1. I didn't know that 'Iyengar' yoga even existed. I do know that there are lots of types though. I'm trying ashtanga next. I could probably try some various kinds and see which one fits the best

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  3. Yoga is great! And the best part is, you get great benefits just from trying... You don't have to be super fleecy and perfect

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    1. That is true. I will definitely give it a proper try the next months and see how it goes

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  4. Xristos Anesti for the weekend!!!!!!

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    1. Alithos Anesti and Xronia Polla. :-D

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  5. I've done loads of yoga since I was in my teens, but I'm stiff as a crutch now. I even had a private yoga teacher in Greece for 10 euros a lesson - bet it costs a sight more than that here... I keep on saying I'll start again but never bloody do. Χριστός ανέστη (αν πιστεύεις τέτοιες μαλακίες) και χρόνια σου πολλά.

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    1. Xρόνια πολλά (in general). :-)
      10€ a session? That's a burgain!
      You could start again, no?

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