Challenge 1 is officially finished!! 30 Days of Yoga is complete!
Last night, I went to my first official yoga class, so far I had been relying on my wonderful online Yoga Challenge from Yoga Journal (which I can highly recommend as well).
Before leaving, I was joking to Stephen that I better not be going to an Advanced Class, because I was not at that stage yet. One pose in particular had me nervous, the Crow pose. It is just one of those poses that looks entirely out of this world to me.
And probably just because I said it, guess what pose was on the cards for me… the crow pose!! And to my absolute surprise, I actually managed to get my body into a position, where my thighs were resting on my arms, without collapsing. It was really empowering to then even be able to lift one leg off the floor. Not quite there for the second leg yet, but I have plenty of time to get it. We had an awesome moment in the class, because on of the other participants managed to hold the pose for the first time.
After an hour, with every inch of my body feeling exhausted, but relaxed at the same time, I find out that it was actually a Power Yoga class. If I had known this, I I would more than likely not have stepped foot onto the mat. Just the name alone would have scared me off. I suppose, there’s nothing better than ignorance, to help you overcome your fears.
This post is also my post for day 6 of the Zero to Hero challenge – Publish a post that includes a new element. It’s not much of a new element, but it is after all the first time I have posted a picture. Yesterday’s challenge (which I ended up doing today) was great fun. I loved playing around with the themes. Still not 100% sure that I have found the one I am going to stick with, but I have time tomorrow to play with it some more, since I will be personalizing my theme.