I’ve tried yoga many times in the past and just could. Not. Get. Into. It. I’ve tried different forms, tried it in different studios, and while I didn’t loathe it … I certainly didn’t love it.
I think a lot of it was the fact that I felt like it was a “waste” of an hour, in the sense that the calorie burn was minimal compared to the time commitment. I realize that sounds blasphemous to yogis and devotees — esp.those that do faster-paced yoga or hot yoga or really challenging classes– but it’s honestly how I’ve always felt.
So I guess you could say I didn’t have terribly high expectations of prenatal yoga, which I was to begin tonight.
That said, I was pleasantly surprised with the first of the six classes! There were eight other women in the class, including a pregnant friend from work and I. The women were all different shapes and sizes, and while at first glance I’ll be honest–I panned the room to see what everyone’s bellies looked like–after we got started, all those thoughts went away.
The class was very basic — poses I’d done a bunch of times — but they definitely felt different pregnant! Continue reading “Prenatal Yoga: Review of Class #1”