Full disclosure here. I'm a typical early 40s man with hamstrings you can play the piano on and occasional lower back aches and pains. Probably no different than millions of Americans my age. So the idea of particpating in yoga classes was not something I was actively seeking (otherwise my hamstrings would be as elastic as rubber bands). But when classes started being offered here at the National Sports Center, I figured I should try a class or two and see if I could increase my flexibility. That was in early December and I've only missed one class since then.
Yoga has gained in popularity the last decade or so and it's easy to see why. It's not just that I feel more flexible after yoga practice, it's that my mind and spirit feel better too. Didn't see that one coming. I realized soon into the first class that it's not about achieving each pose in the most precise way and mimicing the instructor move for move. It's about pushing my body a little bit more than is comfortable. You don't have to go to a place where your'e in pain. But it's a great feeling to go to a place of discomfort because at the end, you feel so much better! Now I look forward to the classes I attend each Thursday.
Luckily, anyone can come experience yoga the way I have by taking classes here at the National Sports Center with Kristy, our great instructor. We're offering classes Monday evenings at 6:00 pm for women and a coed class at 7:15. The classes are being held in the clubhouse of the Victory Links Golf Course, a nice, quiet building that's perfect for getting your mind and body in the right place.
I encourage anyone to download this flyer, sign up and give it a try! Classes started this past Monday, but you're still welcome to join. You got nothing to lose, except for maybe your stiff back.