Updated: Jan 11, 2021
I have had experiences with Yoga in the Gym environment taking their weekly yoga classes. I also had the pleasure of taking a yoga workshop when experiencing women empowerment. I finally worked up the courage to walk into an official Yoga studio and experience first hand what it truly is like. This has been a long time coming because I allowed fear to get the best in me when attempting new things. I am still working this out on why, but a part of me just did not want to be disappointed with Yoga.
I researched what yoga can do and how it’s not just a stretching physical concept. Yoga is more than just stretching out your body. This is a connection with your self. Completeness and where you can meditate stretch breathe and become one within yourself. I did not know it at the time but this was something I spiritually needed.
I enter the yoga studio in the evening, and it felt so friendly and peaceful. There was a tranquil feel with a small waterfall, and it was dim. I walk up to the counter and I had to fill out some paperwork. Then the class was getting ready to start. I see shoes lined up by the door of the classroom. I took my shoes off before entering the yoga room.
This setup was so calming and beyond what I could have imagined. I picked Yin Yoga because I enjoy deep breathing.
We started off laying down and just breathing and closing our eyes. The room was so peaceful. Yin Yoga is a work of art with yourself. This is a personal experience, and everyone has a different one.
This class for me was such a spiritual experience. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with my inner self. This was such a treat and a joy to have the pleasure to be open-minded to something new and to allow in and to have this spiritual awakening within me. I was just going to relax and stretch out my body. I did not expect it to provide me something I will continue to practice for the rest of my life.
I can’t wait to continue this yoga journey and see what is in store. This truly was a spiritual awakening and excited for what is yet to come.