Despite my hesitations, I still really want to do yoga. It is very alluring for its graceful instructors, its promise of serenity and strength, and its mysterious roots in eastern religion. Not to mention my doctor recommended I do yoga to rehabilitate my back after a nasty injury. So, to ease into it and hopefully learn a thing or two, I decided to try 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene on YouTube.
I started yesterday with Day 1. Adriene makes things easy enough for beginners. She speaks in a soothing, encouraging tone and has a playful edge. I appreciated her gentle reminders to stay present instead of allowing your mind to race ahead to the next posture. The session is thirty minutes long, and while I thought I would be bored initially, I slid into an almost meditative state in which I felt very calm and time passed quickly. By the end, I felt relaxed and loose and positive.
Over the next 30 days I will give a weekly update with my observations of any changes or effects I notice from the program.