Move and Make it Fun
Moving needs to be fun, or why do it?
I’ve never been a fan of slogging it out on the cross trainer, and through uni spent my time running, thinking ow, ow, ow, I hate this, I hate this, I hate this with every step. Awesome way to spend my time, right?
Well Future Sounds of Yoga made me happier than I’ve been in a long time.
It goes something like this: lie down to the slow beats of chilled electronic music, start guided yoga practice with the movements increasing in intensity at the same rate as the music. Build the practice, with each move making me turn inwards. The low lighting and music made it easy to focus the yoga on myself and my body and movement (sometimes I am a competitive yogi, looking at everyone else more than I pay attention to myself! Not here). Build the practice to partnered sun salutations.
Then! Mats to the side of the room, glow sticks passed around, guided energetic dance morphing to free form movement while the DJ played on! We danced, and smiled and laughed and threw glow sticks in the air! I felt so free!!
To finish, calming yoga moves, and another lie down on the floor.
At the end I went up to Angel, our instructor, and said I feel SO! HAPPY!! And laughed.
An old hip injury makes me hold myself tightly most of the time, but in that room I throw my arms and lift my hands and stomp my feet and MOVE! And it feels so good. And I am happy.
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