I recently decided to embark on my journey into the world of yoga.
I am turning 26, and I have suffered numerous knee and back injuries. I dislocated my patella, tore my acl, suffer from sciatica, and have chronic lower back pain that continues to go undiagnosed by doctors (I know, such a cheerful introduction :)
That being said, I have been trying to be mindful in my workout routine. It is possible that intense cardio and weight lifting may be contributing to my pain, forcing me to look in to alternative ways of staying fit.
I decided to try a 30 day yoga challenge. I am extremely beginner, but I always was intrigued by yoga, and drawn to its beauty, strength, and inner peace.
I must say, it sure is challenging! Whoever said yoga is not a "real workout" must have never given it a real shot.
That being said, I do have some questions for my fellow sparkers/yogis.
What is your favorite type of yoga? Do you have favorite DVD's for your home practice?
Is anyone here an instructor? How long did it take you to go from being a beginner, to teaching it to others?
I am aware yoga is not a race, and I am surely not trying to become an instructor right away, but I would love to eventually move in that direction years down the line if that is possible.
I would love your feedback!
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