I started to practice Yoga during my 1st pregnancy at a wonderful studio (Big Bend Yoga) that was recommended by a co-worker, and I absolutely loved every moment of it. I have always liked to exercise, but have never experienced the euphoria that can come from a good Yoga practice.
For some strange reason I only practiced Yoga during my pregnancies. Even I find that a little strange, seeing that I loved it so much. One hurdle of maintaining a continuous practice of anything now is "kids", or so that is the excuse I commonly use. I recently decided to start up again and do something that is just for me! I think the reason I haven't done it before now is having a feeling of guilt leaving my children with my husband. My husband is a passionate soccer coach and player and that can sometimes be very time consuming. Why should I feel guilty when this actually evens the playing field? Yes, pun intended there.
I started practicing again at a really great place close to my home (Dragon Fly Health Spa). The instructors are great, the classes are convenient and BONUS........I talked my little sister into joining with me! Doing something positive for my mind and body is one of the most rewarding things. I urge all who can to try Yoga. And, I don't mean buy a DVD and a mat and have distracting sounds and people around you in the living room.......I mean take a "real" Yoga class at an "actual" Yoga studio. This makes a BIG difference, I have done both.
I love it so much, I have even contemplated becoming a Yoga instructor. I'll let you know when I open my studio ~*WINK*~ Don't hold your breath...............