Do you remember your first yoga class?
Do you recall wondering if your mat was properly spaced or whether the teacher would judge your tight hamstrings or twitching fingers in meditation? Do you remember the mellow music or the way the students would transition between poses as the teacher called names in Sanskrit?
Fast forward about three or four classes, when you were getting the hang of it in your new yoga pants and bright spongy mat. Every pose felt like an exciting discovery and you were beginning to realise you weren’t as uncoordinated as you thought. Remember how it felt to come out of Savasana or walk back to your car (in my case it was a school bus!) ? I remember feeling slightly altered- stretched out and intensely alive, like the colours were all brighter and the air was full of fragrances I wouldn’t normally notice.
Wouldn’t it be great if we felt like that after every practice?
If only we could bottle the beginner’s mind. Doing anything for the first time always brings the experience into sharp focus. Being a novice makes us feel into the the act of doing with our whole being and that is exactly what we are exploring in class this week. New ways, new ideas, new transitions.
If you’ve never been to a yoga class at Whole Soul Yoga or you’d like to invite a friend, use the codeword BEGINNER in the comments section of your registration form and you’ll get your first class for just $10. Only valid until the end of August, you can book here.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon.