Tuesday, August 6, 2013


For a while now, I've heard about yoga on Parliament Hill. I thought it sounded interesting, but I don't work downtown, so it was logistically difficult.

I do work by Dow's Lake, so when I heard there were free yoga classes at lunch on Tuesdays during the summer, I decided to check it out.

I've done a lot of exercise classes - belly dance, boxing, strength training of various types, fencing, yoga, aerobics, core class, and spinning, to name a few, and yet every time I go to a class for the first time, I get anxious. I worry that I'll have the wrong day or time or I won't actually be signed up. 

So this morning, I was debating the wisdom of going, and was using my still sore neck as an excuse.

And then I told myself I was being ridiculous and that the worst thing that could happen was that I'd have a 20 minute walk in the sun without doing yoga, and I went to class.

I really liked it - which surprised me, given my general discomfort with yoga and my sore neck and wrist. It was a beautiful day, and the instructor was good at explaining the moves, and it was a nice day. Oh, and the "relaxation" at the end was super short, which I liked because my mind wanders a lot during that part if a yoga class.  I might even go back next week.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed your yoga stent. I do some yoga-like exercises for a few ailments I have, and I have a set of dumb bells that I use for arm and upper body exercises. Other than that, I don't do any exercise at all, especially the group class type. I would be totally mortified to even attempt such an experience.