If you have been following me on social media for a while, you’ll know that I have found a new found enjoyment for yoga.
Having weight trained for a few years, which don’t get me wrong I still love, I have found that incorporating yoga into my training week as being extremely beneficial. This is both in my physical wellbeing and in my mental health. Working on my weaknesses whilst learning to compliment my strengths is empowering.I may not be the strongest or most balanced yogi, but learning to use my body in new ways whilst finding my inner peace is a wonderful addition to my week.
Yoga gives me a bit of freedom to really push my body to its capabilities. It allows me to challenge my own mind and lets me inside my own head, which can be hard to do when we are swept up in the day-to-day bimblings of life. Having that bit of me time for some self care has become a paramount part to my week and I would actively encourage anyone to give it a go.
I want to try yoga but I’m really not flexible enough
Does this sound like you? You’re not alone! If you’re not flexible, it’s perfect for you! Everyone has to start somewhere and it is a great tool to improve your existing flexibility, no matter what level it may currently be.
It’s also important to remember however that yoga isn’t all about how good you look in the cool twists, contortions and balances, it’s so much more than that. It’s learning to listen to and be in tune with your mind and body, creating that awareness, so you can use them in unison to compliment your day to day being.
That’s why over the next few weeks, I thought I’d share a mini series of yoga poses for everyone to try, starting with some of the most basic asanas (poses). It’ll include breathing techniques as well as points of reference so you know what you should be aiming for.
The asanas will be based on working the lower back, glutes and hamstrings as these are the places that seem to cause the most issues when it comes to flexibility.