When I tell customers about the yoga class we hold in our store, sometimes I am met with resistance. “Oh, I don’t do yoga. I [insert other activity here]. Of course, yoga is not for everybody. I think it is important to find what works for you. With that, it is important to try new things. Either way, there are some undeniable benefits to yoga. Too many to list here. I just want to speak to one personal benefit. Awareness.
Today I transitioned from tri pod to a full headstand, out in the middle of the room, unassisted. I have never done that before. My mind prefers the security of a wall behind me. I have been doing yoga for almost 20 years. That is one of the things I love about yoga – always room for improvement. And, the feeling of empowerment when you conquer a challenging pose never gets old.
The body mind connection and physical awareness gained from my yoga practice assists me in any athletic endeavor. Yoga brings obvious benefits like strength and flexibility. But, the body awareness helps me stay focused on what is important in my workout and helps keep me from getting injured. So weather it is when I am out for a long run or in the gym. That awareness reminds me to support my body, or check my alignment, or relax the part that is holding the tension. There are bound to be other ways to tap into that body awareness, but for me yoga is an enjoyable way to get there. You do not have to commit to a certain lifestyle or belief system to enjoy and feel the benefits of yoga. We give you a great opportunity to do that on Wednesdays at 8:30 am in our Kitty Hawk store. We are friendly, casual, and eager to help you find what works for you.