This summer I’ve really been enjoying yin yoga more than I ever had before. While ashtanga is still definitely my favorite (here’s a post I wrote all about ashtanga), I’ve sound myself at yin classes once or twice a week. Maybe it’s because I’m tighter now compared to when I first tried yin yoga a few years ago, but I feel so good when I leave yin classes now. 

My left hip is always tight. It’s been that way for years now. No matter how much stretching I try to do, it always goes back to feeling tight within a day or two. I feel it most when I get into bed at the end of the day and I’m trying to fall asleep. 

All the tightness from being at work, sitting at my desk working on my blog, and I really feel it at the end of the day. But after a yin yoga class I feel so good. All the tension and tightness in my hips and shoulders leaves, even if it’s just for awhile. 

The moral of the story is that if you’ve tried a specific kind of yoga in the past and you didn’t connect with it, try it again. You might be in a different place in your life, dealing with tightness or stress that wasn’t there previously. From someone who didn’t really like yin yoga and now feels amazing when she leaves, give it another try. 

Speaking of yoga, I start my yoga teacher training this weekend! It’s going to be a jam packed weekend full of yoga – it start’s Friday night at 6:30 pm and goes through until Sunday at 4 pm. It’s going to be a lot of work (any sort of learning always is), but I’m looking forward to being immersed in the yoga world for the few months. 

Along with being excited about yoga teacher training, I’m also really nervous about it. I was talk to a friend who’s a yoga teacher, and she was saying that she felt the same way before she started her training too. 

I know that it’s probably normal and everyone feels this way before embarking on yoga teacher training, but it’s just a nerve wracking place to be right now. I’m expecting that I’ll feel better once I’ve completed the first weekend (probably just getting to meet everyone on Friday night and getting all the details of the training will help) and get a feel for what to expect, but until then I’m nervous.

That was a ramble-y post, but I just wanted to share what’s been on my yoga filled mind lately. I’ll be sure to share how my first weekend of yoga teacher training went next week. 

Thoughts on Yoga