Not only was I pleased with the physical effects I was seeing, but I was learning how to calm my mind (which was particularly beneficial because I was going through my divorce), learning how to quiet my spirit and reminded how to give gratitude for the good things in my life.
Then I moved to California. I wanted to get back to yoga and reap the benefits of a consistent yoga practice, so my search for the right instructor began.
Finding the right yoga class is kind of like finding the right church. Just like churches there are several types to choose from.
Catholic, Mormon, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, Gospel...
Bikram, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga, Iyengar...
Also just like church, you get the most out of it if you truly enjoy the pastor and fellow parishioners or in yoga's case instructor and fellow yogis.
For me, I can't handle too much ohm-ing, or a lot of bells and whistles (incessant gonging). I also prefer not to be the oldest or youngest in the room.
In the 9 months I have been in California, I haven't been able to find the right instructor...until. Finally on Sunday I found a class that left me feeling strong, inspired, calm, joyous and eager to go again.
What is your go to workout? Please share!