I had never done yoga up until a few weeks ago, when I started taking a class at my college. It’s called Yoga Pilates, and it’s a mixture of Yoga and Pilates (if the course name isn’t enough info). I was nervous before going, because I didn’t know what I was walking into. But I love it! They have all the mats and other materials we need there, and the girls in my class are nice.
The instructor is a certified Yoga and Pilates teacher, and she assigned us an assignment where we had to research about Yoga and answer questions. I definitely didn’t expect to have to write an essay in a P.E. class, so that was new for me. After two classes I found myself feeling less stressful, and I had less back pain than I normally have.
Constantly you hear that exercise is good to help your mental health, but honestly when I’m feeling sad I don’t want to go for a run. That just makes me sadder. But Yoga is a great way to exercise if you’re not the “go to the gym” type like me. You can do it from the safety and comfort of your own home, too. YouTube has tons of videos, and my favorite channel is Yoga With Adrienne. And now, just for fun, hear are the three different types of Yoga people you see:
1. The Hipster – Wears mismatched clothes and clogs to class, vegan, all about “Mother Earth”, knows all the yoga poses and their names in Sanskrit, takes meditation seriously.
2. The Trendy – Just joined the class to be able to say they do Yoga, doesn’t really try they just lay there on their iPhone 5 that has a cheesy glitter case, wears their furry fenty puma slides to class with their lululemon leggings, shows up late.
3. The Enthusiastic- Takes everything way too seriously, buys a yoga mat and other materials off of Amazon after one class, asks questions after class and keeps all of us there for an extra five minutes, teacher’s pet.