In January lots of people try new things. If you've never experienced yoga before, here are some tips......
Lessons in legs
My classes begin with everyone staying very still, before we get into physical movements that get the circulation going. It's cold as I write this, and Ireland right now is more about barometers and blankets than bikinis! So, what to wear for yoga class?
1. Put on your chosen yoga outfit and lie down on the ground. Extend your arms, stretch this way and that, then roll around for a little while.
2. Lie on your back, then flip over onto your belly. Wriggle about.
3. Stand up, put on some music and have a dance to test your 'boob support'. (I do all this at home on my mat. If you go hunting for new clothes, I have no idea how you'd try it and not get barred from the shop).
How you feel is more important than how you look, so remember that function is priority, not fashion. Go go forth in yoga and in comfort! Enjoy.
My 2016 elephant painting was under a stack of books to flatten it. Coming across it this morning brought my attention once more to how elephants can remind us about important things. Here are 3 of my thoughts;