- 2 years ago
- Wedding: December 2016
Yoginis and yogis in the HOUSE! I wasn’t sure whether to post this in Wellness or Fitness, because yoga falls into both! I just got back from my weekly hot power vinyasa class and feel inspired to see how many Bees on this board are also practicing yogis/yoginis. Questions below, and tell me your favourite style of yoga in the poll!
Why do you practice yoga? For me–the mental health benefits as well as physical. I had crippling anxiety a few years ago and still do from time to time. Yoga helps quieten my mind and practice deep breathing.
How long have you practiced yoga? I dipped my toe in about ten years ago, practicing on and off, but have cultivated a solid, regular practice for five years and counting.
How often do you practie yoga? ERR. DAMN. DAY. Even if it’s just a 10 minute stretch in the morning. I also go to a 60 minute hot yoga class once a week.
Where do you practice yoga? I go to a “hot flow” yoga studio which is heated to 36 degrees celsius, once a week after work. Otherwise, I practice at home (outside, if the weather is nice!).
Do you have any goals in your yoga practice? (This can be anything from a pose, to cultivating more mindfulness, learning to relax better, going on a retreat, becoming a teacher, getting stronger, better flexibility etc.) I don’t personally have any goals in yoga, exept to practice more often! I would love to be able to hold Bird of Paradise for longer and get a higher/straighter extension, and try to do some more complex binds one day, but I don’t place any pressure on myself with these aspirations.
Finally, what’s your favourite yoga pose, and why? PIGEON! I have the tightest hips EVER and Pigeon with a bind is my favourite way to end a class, before savasana. The deep stretch in my outer hips feels SO good!
Looking forward to hearing other stories! ^_^
(And remember, this is just for fun. Please keep this thread kind. Thank you!)