on a regular basis. I have built muscle, reduced fat, increased core strength, improved physical posture, reduced physical pain, stronger mental health, and yes, I believe that it has improved my golf game.
Knowing that my audience is primarily men, I want to help you to overcome your fears of taking a yoga class. First, you need to remember that all individuals are different, men and women move differently. In a yoga class, do not compare yourself to anyone else. They are not looking at you and judging you. Second, each and every person in that class had to start somewhere. It is likely that they started right where you are. It will not take long for you to see and feel the changes to your body from yoga. Know your body, know your limitations. Push yourself, but do it carefully.
My reasons for starting yoga are my own. I was not looking to improve my golf game. I wanted to improve my quality of life. This has definitely happened for me. I have been practicing yoga for nine months now. I enjoy each and every class I attend. When I have back pain, or stress, I long to go to a class. I enjoy it so much, that I have shifted priorities in my life to ensure that I have time to practice. If you talk to the people that know me, you will understand that I have become a "Yoga Junkie". I regularly talk about my personal experiences in each class, and I constantly try to figure out when I can get my next class. I still focus on the Level I classes. I feel the best after those. The relaxation and physical benefits are euphoric for me.
If you are looking for a better you and a better golf game in 2019, I encourage you to explore the world of yoga. Surya Yoga has two different sessions of the 8 week beginner series classes that start the week of January 7th. One of them is on Monday evenings from 5:45 to 6:45, the other is Wednesday mornings from 11:00 to Noon. If you take this series of classes, you will know if yoga is for you. Annie will teach you what you need to know to feel comfortable moving into one of the regular classes. Each and every teacher that I have experienced at this studio has been excellent. If there is a studio that is more convenient for you, check them out. I am sure that the benefits you will see will be measurable.
I hope that you had a wonderful 2018, and I wish you a healthy and prosperous 2019.