Trying Yin Yoga for the 1st time at Shanti Yoga (Glasgow, West End)


I decided to try and lead a healthier and more stress free 2020, so I made plans to change small aspects of my life and grow those changes throughout the year. As you may have already seen from a previous post, I am changing my drinking habits for healthier options.

I saw that regular yoga classes were happening near where I stay, and I have always thought yoga was kinda dull and boring but I didn’t try it to see if I was correct. All I really knew about yoga was its to help you relax, so I thought let’s give it a try and see how it really is.

The Yoga I booked was at Shanti Yoga in the West End of Glasgow, the website and social accounts are linked at the top if you want to check them out.

1st class

I arrived and entered where the Yoga class was taking place, not really knowing what was going to happen, and what to really expect.

and it started…

I found my area in the class (at the back) so I could watch what everyone else was doing and copy, this wasn’t as easy as I expected but I did manage to copy and do the poses/positions.

Since it was the first class I was trying watch and copy, not really focusing on relaxing as I wanted to make sure what I was copying was correct.

By the end of the class I had mixed feelings, firstly this is not the yoga I had expected and also this wasnt as bad as I thought. I felt relaxed, and could see myself trying a few more classes before I decided if its for me or not.

A few classes and…

I have now been to many more Yin Yoga classes at Shanti Glasgow, and the more I visit the more I am enjoying it. Each class is different from week to week, as it focuses on different areas of your body.

I never thought that after a few classes this is something I would probably stick with, and something that I would enjoy but yip I am and will continue.

So I started out thinking its a girls thing, not for me, and many more ideas but after trying it I am enjoying it and yes there are guys that come to these classes on a regular basis.

This type of yoga is to relax you after your stressful week, etc its the yin in your stress(yang) and will also help you relax more and just overall feel good.

After each class I feel super relaxed and have a good feeling about me, I would highly recommend Yin Yoga to everyone.

I look forward to going to my next class all the time 🙂

Namaste


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