I had my first beginner yoga class this morning at Yoga Power. I thought I would be able to do the aerial yoga but given my current issues they recommend starting with the basic beginner yoga class, which was cool. The place is fabulous! It’s really nice I can see why in the year that it’s been open it has gained in popularity. There were three other ladies in this morning class, obviously regulars because they talked as if they knew each other well; even so they were very welcoming, as was the instructor Janice.
I had already registered over the phone a few days before, gotten my check in info on the MindBody App, so all I needed to do was complete just a couple pages paperwork when I go there. Janice already had some information about my back and she told me to do what I can and modify the poses as necessary. The class was an hour, I did pretty well and didn’t have to modify as much as I thought I would. The only pose that really felt difficult was the pyramid close towards the end other than that I did fine. I felt good when I left better than I did when I arrived as I was in some pain when I got there not so much when I left. That was great. 👍 I did notice I’m not really as flexible as the woman next to me. She was able to go all the way flat to the floor, touching her toes, and everything. I was like wow! But I know that takes time to get but I was truly impressed. Anyway, I have a free week and I’m going to use it, if one session helped like this I can only image what a full week will do.
I had dinner last night with a friend to celebrate her birthday and she gave me a great book called Break Through Pain: A Step by Step Mindfulness Meditation Program for Transforming Chronic and Acute Pain. So now it’s about alternative approaches. I’m not going to not follow through with the doctor appointments, I will be a “good patient” but I’m now going to explore the alternatives as well.