S0. I – did – yoga.
For the first time.
I am fat and had serious anxiety around the whole concept. But it was my daughter’s idea – and I love her, so I thought, why not?
She said – maybe you will like yoga? And I said – maybe yoga will like me?
Inviting two other women whom I adore made it sound like a party. They enabled me & kept me afloat to get me there. I was still terrified.
Arrived – signed in – paid. Heartened by a hug from a woman I watch from afar – who is inspirational to me, & one of the few who can actually ever understand the immensity of ME doing YOGA. I felt so reassured.
She was amazing. So strong & fit. I want to be like her.
Encouragement. Non judgement.
A new friend helped me keep up – so many instructions & just the absolute physical challenge of moving this inflexible heavy body into challenging positions. Muscles shaking, knees screaming, breath racing. Some poses not an option just yet – but gentle alternatives offered.
Support. Encouragement. Non judgement.
I’ve never been in a more supportive and encouraging physical “exercise”space.
Gentle teaching. Support. Encouragement. Non judgement.
Today I was a BRAVE brave person.