On Tuesday, February 12, we had our first actual yoga class and I was super pumped. Throughout the entire day I was so excited to get into the class and do some yoga, and when I got there I was not disappointed. Colin makes that class so interesting and I keep finding ways to enjoy the class, because, with him, you never know what you’re going to get.
colin started off the class like normal, talking and making us all laugh, but then when we started doing the actual yoga portion, he was serious (of course he still made us laugh) and was very knowledgable. The best part of the class for me was to get back into the rhythm of things, and actually, feel relaxed for once. The only thing that makes me concerned going forward id my knee. Throughout the class, it wasn’t bothering me at all, until we got into a particular pose, mandukasana (otherwise known to me as Frog). The pose requires you to be on the sides of your knee and after that Asana I found that my knee was irritated and sore, and this irritation continued on throughout the next day or so. So for the future, for myself, poses on knees will have to be something I am more careful of and ask for modifications on.
I find myself wondering, based off of the first class if the yoga classes for me will continue to become easier for me, warming up muscles that were used once before and if I will have to find ways to actually feel the stretch in each pose. I found myself yesterday in some poses that I could not feel a stretch and was very relaxed in those poses.
I also wonder if I will be able to use these poses at home and incorporate them into my everyday routine, even just for 10 or 20 minutes. I feel as if I can find a way to incorporate it into my routine, I will be able to find some progression being made throughout the rest of the term.