You know I love the yoga, no? Well, asana, at any rate. Not least because you pronounce that word ASS-ana. Heheheh.
I’ve been at this asana (snicker) malarky for going on 6 years now, the majority of that as just a home practise with follow-along videos. But then… da da daaaa! I signed up for an actual led class, on the recommendation of a friend. Not just any old yoga either – this was Ashtanga vinyasa, hard core, power-style.
Well it wasn’t that hard core to begin with, just a beginners class so they couldn’t really put us through the ringer straight away or we’d have all left and not come back. Gradually, it lured me in, with it’s focus on both strength (of which I had NONE) and flexibility, on the challenge of difficult postures, on the promise that regular practise would make it (slightly, and gradually) easier.