Fitness: My First Yoga Class


It's been a while, hasn't it? and I'm sorry about that, but as you guys can appreciate, my university final major projects had to take priority, and with them all printed and ready to be handed in; I feel like I'm getting aspects of my life back. One part of my life that I've really let slip is my fitness. First year of uni, I was on-it at the gym; doing up to 6 classes a week: spin, aerobics, LBT, kick boxing, the works. I looked and felt fantastic. But I'll be the first to admit that I don't feel that way right now. My lifestyle over the past two years has been un-healthy and unbalanced, but that's about to change.

First up, yoga. I've been told by so many people that I should check yoga out and give it a go. I've really been aware recently of how I'm struggling with my Aspergers, I need to relax more and be less tense body wise, so when I found out that my favourite coffee shop had a yoga studio upstairs, I was sold.

A small studio in the heart of Worcester city, I had 7 other people in my first class. It was intimate, friendly and I feel really good having been. So good that I sit in the coffee shop sipping on a Teapigs earl grey as I type, feeling fluid, together and a-ok; which isn't for me as easy as it sounds.

The irony of this post and the image being of cake, but it had fruit in it so semi healthy, but totally delicious! I can highly recommend. 

I wasn't expecting to sweat as much as I did, it certainly isn't as easy as people make it out to be. My body felt things in places I didn't even realise I had and my thighs all of a sudden feel like a part of my body, more so that they did before. I don't even know if that makes sense.

Yoga to me, up until today seemed like a daunting thing to do; especially as there's always that one person in every gym glass that's above and beyond on a show off scale. But here, it wasn't like that. It was cool, calm and collected. I felt like a got more of a personalised session, with my lovely and totally beautiful instructor guiding my body into shapes.

I feel like yoga proves to your body that you can do amazing things, that your body is the most important thing to look after.  In the class I not only focused my body, but my mind too. Having been on deadline for what feels like forever, it's nice to relax and let go, not thinking about uni but on my move back to London, the life I am now able to have and getting into a carer in the industry I love.

Near the end of my class, the instructor, Laura mentioned about how many people obsess and get caught up with making their yoga poses as beautiful as possible, but that we are who we are and we are fine just as we are, no perfections necessary and that really, really resonates with me. I'm at a point now where I don't want to change, I don't feel I need to. I'm cool with what I'm doing and I'm super fine with the relationships I am a part of and It dawned on me that that in itself is a beautiful thing.

It's safe to say that I will be attending yoga again! Especially at Wayland's Yard coffee house, which is definitely one of the best things to happen to Worcester in forever.

Onwards and upwards!


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