- You become one of those people who won’t shut up about your practice
- You develop muscles you never thought you had
- You’ll use any space to practice in – no matter how small
- Inversions used to scare you, but now you see how satisfying and challenging they can be
- You try to get everyone into yoga – even your dog
Perfecting your vinyasa is at the top of your goals
Your collection of to-and-from class shoes expands rapidly
- Other forms of physical activity now seem impossibly tedious
- You’ll start to spend loads of money on fancy yoga gear
But sometimes, you really ARE just there for the savasana
I’m certainly no Yogi, but I’ve done a fair few classes now and I’m pretty familiar with many of the poses. I really started getting into Yoga after a summer series hosted at work and I’ve only properly started to understand it and learn how effective it can be.
At the start I was just trying my best to follow the teacher and copying everyone else, trying my best to get into the poses which all felt so weird – I was often leaving the class feeling like I didn’t work out but very relaxed. Now though, I really try to think about every part of my body when I’m getting into a pose, from lengthening, to how I should be holding my chest, to stretching out my arms. It’s only then that you get a proper sweat on, and really ache the next day.