Yesterday I attended my first yoga class. But I am not sold. The class was a beginners one but I have never been the strong, well-balanced and flexible type, so I knew it was going to be a challenge. Let`s just say that after around 40 (out of 90) minutes I started checking the clock that was hung up on the wall.
I know it can not go perfect at the very beginning, and I should probably just go and try it again, but the result of the class was not a good stretch but rather a lot of soreness and some very tight shoulder muscles.
The teacher did not speak english, but that is understandable. It was, however also a reason for why I did not like the class. During meditation and when she explained what to do, I just didn`t understand. Since we didn`t face the instructor with the mats I had to keep turning in some poses to see what she was explaining. Now I really don`t have a lot of balance, but I had a really hard time staying “straight” and centered over my “pool” (?).
Anyways, the class ended and I did feel relaxed, but I also felt like I could use a major stretching session to relieve the tightness in my back, shoulders, arms and feet.
Will I try it again? Probably, but next time with another teacher. It just didn`t work with her.