My first yoga class back, post kid was AMAZING!
What a freeing outing this was.
No diapers or sticky hands. No yelling of any kind, or crying. There was no, “Mum! Mum! Mum!”.
I was in a calming, adult environment. I could feel the muscles relaxing just walking in the door. I could feel part of my old self returning to the present me. I could feel happiness entering my soul.
I would like to make something clear here, my kids do make me extremely happy but there is something about doing things for yourself that is extremely satisfying.
The yoga instructors kept saying, “You are exactly where you need to be today!”
Well isn’t that just fitting for me. I am exactly where I need to be. I am in a yoga class, doing something I love and I am doing it for me.
I was by no mean as flexible as I use to be. It took me longer to relax into a pose, and sometimes I didn’t relax at all. I was pretty hard on myself from the get go, then I felt a hip pop. RIGHT! I just had a baby 5 weeks ago. I needed to chill. I had to remind myself through out the class, “Do what you can and don’t push yourself. Ease back into it. You are exactly where you need to be today!”
So, I eased up on myself. I did about 50% of what I thought I was capable of. I didn’t want to injure myself right out of the gates. This was the first physical activity I have done since having Logan. As I was starting to be to hard on myself again, the instructor repeated herself, “You are exactly where you need to be today!” It was like she was in my head. She knew when to give me a little reminder. Lighten up! It’s only been 5 weeks.
By the end of class I had gone through a rollercoaster of emotions. I was happy, sad, defeated, a winner and everything in between. I should add that the class was only an hour and 15 minutes long. It was a great work all around – mind, body and soul.
I was exactly where I needed to be!
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