Although I don’t write about it often, over the years of my fitness adventures I have dabbled in yoga. I love how I feel when I come out of a class, pretty much all of the stress in the world has vanished. I may be the least flexible person on the planet (seriously… it is pretty sad) but I enjoy the movements and the relaxed state of mind you leave class with.
Last week I started prenatal yoga classes. I had been meaning to start earlier in my pregnancy, but I was having trouble finding classes near me and I was also doing crossfit, so at least I was staying active. I am happy I signed up and wish I had of started earlier, but man on man, I did not get that same quiet and relaxed mind and body following the class. Not being a flexible person + a permanent beach ball around my waist = a pregnant yoga train wreck. My body struggled to move fluidly, I have no clue how to “find the basement” while doing yoga kegels, and my body was shocked I was legitimately trying to open up my hips. After 45 minutes of flailing about, at least I finally felt confident while holding deep squats (thanks crossfit).
I won’t give up. I know I am not some crazy yoga enthusiast, but at least I am showing up and attempting to loosing up my body. I was just sad that I didn’t get that relaxed feeling following the class. Instead I had that moment of wow I am huge and holy, I didn’t realize how poorly I could move around. Has anyone else felt like that following prenatal yoga?
We will see how my next class goes!