I used to sit at my desk and work all day long. I never left to stretch, walk around or even grab some fresh air. It felt like a ball and chain was attached to my leg. My co-worker asked me if I was aware of my breaths.
I had no idea what he meant, but I immediately started thinking bout it. I meditated in the mornings and at night, but never noticed my breathing. That's when I started taking yoga classes that focused on breathing techniques. I went from taking shallow short breathes everyday to deep energizing breaths. I started to feel renewed and alive each day.
My girlfriend just started taking prenatal yoga classes in Beverly Hills. She is eight months pregnant and she would always seem so tired before she signed up in classes. Her feet and hands were always swollen.
As a tall, thin woman, people look at me and think I'm a Yogi. I have a confession to make-- I don't like yoga. It's not that I'm not flexible. On the contrary-- I'm hyper-mobile, I just need one on one attention.
I'm fairly new to yoga, but have been going on a regular basis. I usually "rent" one of the mats at my yoga studio, but since I've been going regularly I thought it was time to invest in a good yoga mat. Would love some suggestions on favorites.