The answer is yes!
I took my first yoga class in Asheville years ago. I have to be honest, I wasn’t crazy about it. I was expecting serenity and relaxation. But what I got, was a drill instructor. During the class, I remember actually jumping from fear when he would shout out instructions. Luckily, I decided to try yoga again recently when a dear friend of mine was instructing. It was such a totally different experience. My favorite part was the “corpse” pose at the end. I still wasn’t on the yoga wagon yet, but I knew I enjoyed it. My mind was stilled temporarily and my freakin’ tight hamstrings got some much needed stretching! I was incited to go to more classes each week. Now, I make at least one class per week and three if I am lucky!!! I feel like yoga just sort of crept up and found it’s way inside my body and soul. It’s not a “wagon” to jump on or jump off. I love it and look forward to it so much. I don’t know all of the yoga history, yoga poses, or yoga words. But I don’t think I have to know all of that stuff right now. I learn a little bit as I go. I even bought a yoga handbook so when my teacher says something and I don’t know what the heck she is talking about, I can go home and look it up!
My perfect afternoon is a 3-4 mile run at 4:30. Yoga at 5:30. Then 1/2 price pizza and a $2 draft (or two) with my hubby and son across the street at our neighborhood pub at 7.
Give yoga a shot. Namastae!