Yoga Journal #19: Yin Yoga

Went to a Yin Yoga class – didn’t really feel like it but when anyway and SO glad I did!

Def didn’t get a “yogi sweat” on but felt very soft and floaty after class – held each pose for like 5 minutes each – was very different to anything else I’ve done before.Actually quite liked it and it gave some really good time to focus on things like breathing and meditation and activating Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha.

Liked the structure of the class – an Australian teacher.

Husband messaged me to say he wants a yoga mat for his birthday – happiest wife!! Hoping to go to the golf driving range with him tomorrow – need somehow to show him that I want to be as involved in his interests as he is in mine.

Feel that some yoga studios can be quite intimidating places. The first time I ever went into a class with all the “regulars” I felt like I wasn’t really sure if I had “taken” someone’s usual spot or if I would “manage” the class and then ironically it can become quite competitive which is completely the opposite of what yoga is – perhaps that is why I like home practice so much – or perhaps that’s my own thing I need to work on.

Walked back from yoga (Friday evening) passed the dog and Fox (people going out, having a drink etc) and didn’t feel FOMO at all. – only perhaps the fact that there weren’t outside walking in the cold!

Warr at MHS old boys dinner tonight – so excited to spend the weekend together – first weekend off since the start of yoga training!

  1. Sumaiya on March 4, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I’m really enjoying following your yoga journey! I’m in the middle of doing a Pilates instructor course and so much of what you share resonates with my experience too – learning anatomy, having to teach an exercise to the other trainee instructors, trying to find your own voice but also wanting to record other instructors’ awesome cues (I actually used the “breath in for nothing” phrase the other week – useful in Pilates for when you want the client’s breathing pattern in sync with your instructions before they start the exercise. I got a LOL from one of the ladies in the group. Not sure if I’ll use it again :P)

    • Ché Dyer on March 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Ah wow! So exciting that you are also doing a course! Are you documenting it anywhere – I’d love to read about it (IN MY SPARE TIME FROM TRYING TO LEARN THE ENTIRE HUMAN ANATOMY) haha! so funny about the “breathe in for nothing” phrase! hehe! Maybe try, “breathe in to prepare” or “breathe in, hold….” haha let me know when you find something that works! Happy learning! x

  2. Nicola on March 5, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Love this new site!
    I’d love to be as dedicated as you are to Yoga and also do a Yoga course 🙂 Soon, soon!

    • Ché Dyer on April 1, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      EEE! that’s exciting!! You will absolutely LOVE it!! xxx

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