I stepped out of my comfort zone…
nervous and excited to give it a try… I set out this morning for my very first HOT YOGA class here in Folsom at Bikram Yoga.
Getting healthy and living an active lifestyle is very appealing to me. I knew this was a step in my journey. And something that I must do.
What made me most anxious was that it was going to last for
Man-O-Man that seemed like a long time to do yoga!
As a newbee I wondered if I’d last that long… but I was willing and ready.
Heather was the class instructor. She put me at ease right away. She said for the 2 first-timers, our goal is just to stay in the room for the entire 90 minutes. Well heck, I can hang out for 90 minutes. No problem. I got it. I was feeling confident now.
It started out with everyone getting a floor space. Putting down a long skinny mat with a towel over it, facing the long wall of mirrors. Thinking back – I’m surprised we didn’t fog up the mirrors. That would have been funny.
I knew I was going to have to listen and focus if I was going to get into the pose. A couple were very easy, and a couple were pretty advanced. I realized that if I was going to eventually do some of the poses …I’d have to strengthen my core. Something I definitely need to work on.
Balance and focus were needed when we got to the one leg pose. My right leg – could not stand still. My left leg, well have a look!
What struck me was the care Heather showed in this class towards the students and her knowledge to guide us verbally through multiple sequences of poses and rest.
I completed the entire 90 minute class!
I feel a great sense of accomplishment.
…and enjoyed the experience!
I was willing to take a risk today and try something new. I am so happy I did. Getting healthy and living a full life means getting out of our comfort zone.
If you are in the Folsom Area, Karen Fitzpartick the owner of the Folsom Bikram Yoga is hosting a FREE Class this Thursday, Nov 19th, 2009 at 6:30 pm.
If you want to try it out… I recommend it!
Call to RSVP for the FREE class because space is limited. (916) 984-9000
Bikram Yoga in Folsom is located at 1013 Riley St. Folsom, CA (next to kohl’s)
Comments and questions email me at Joyce@Blonskij.com