Once upon a time I went to Yoga
Once upon a time….. I really did go to a Yoga class…
I’m one of those people, who has got away with a whole life of competitive sport and constant training sessions without stretching properly, managing somehow to avoid serious injury…
As I enter my ‘late 30’s’ I have become intrigued by the flexibility and strength linked to Yoga. But it took my wife’s new passion in the art of Yoga for me to really take notice. Finding myself sat in the front room mindlessly scrolling through social media, while she contorted herself into some amazingly strong balances! I wanted a ‘piece’ of the action…
The fitness industry has come on a million miles in the last few years with sports specific training, leading to athletes becoming stronger, faster and harder and it comes as no surprise that Yoga is playing a large part in this! It seems that to keep up, you need to revisit tried and tested forms of training. It’s older than the latest trends, and yet remains timeless in its ability to create a strong, centred ‘being’
There is no point in lying, I was anxious in attending such a class… Even though I myself had selected and employed the instructor, I still expected to walk into a room full of people who were all very serious, very flexible and I would be the guy at the back, struggling with the most simple of movements.
Oh how wrong I was!
Although one of the first things to do was cross my legs 😳 A form of sitting, that I lost about 30years and 10stone ago… The exercise options made for a class I felt capable of completing, even in my very tight, inflexible state, my core strength meant I found myself completing movements I had no idea existed… And it was fun thanks to my teacher Yulia 👌🏼
With Mountain biking in the forefront of my mind, I couldn’t help matching up movements with on bike functionality. I have no doubt that these movements will begin to feature in my routines and those written for my clients. I certainly know I’m no visionary, but I hope that my constant want to learn new ‘ways’ helps those that I coach on a daily basis.
There is no one way to improve an individuals sporting ability, but I’ll keep on trying new and old methods to strive for the best I can for myself and my clients!
Oh….. and I’ll be going back! I’m hooked!