I was sitting down to dinner with my dearest and most wonderful friend (who also happens to be my volleyball coach) and the conversation of ‘does yoga really have benefits’ came about, I harkened back to my days of being a yogi and pretending to know what all the jargon was and every asana’s Indian name as opposed to just calling things an English slang equivalent. Very quickly my friend/coach quickly put me in my place about being opinionated on the matter - I was pretty much forced to take my proverbial silver spoon out of my lower asana!
A while back I came across a yoga article talking about Yoga not being 'masculine' and that there was an 'anti-alpha-male' attitude to yoga in general. I believe the author hadn't really done their research or been to many yoga studios in the wider geography of the global fitness realm, but it did raise a few interesting points for me as to the usefulness of types of exercise and what we sometimes view as 'not being appropriate' for us.
it started after the Euro trip. After my
first foray into yoga in many many months, I was so content with my small
amount of practice in Amsterdam and Antwerp, that I felt that I had to come
back and get this practice happening again.
I sued to be such a devotee, but laziness and the obsessions with work
led me to letting go of the practice.
Here I write about my 21 days and the attempt at a continuous daily practice.