As many of you know I trained for and completed a mini-triathlon in August of 2015. I trained very hard and was going to take a month off which turned into seven. Sound familiar? In March 2016 I was feeling tired, tight and not so fit. Jann, our front desk supervisor, invited me to a yoga class where she practices. Since the triathlon 10 pounds magically appeared on my body and I couldn't touch my toes if my life depended on it.
My first class at Sage Studio was with Shane Knox. It was a basic class but as I learned, basic does not mean beginner. Shane was very professional, telling us to be careful and to only do what felt comfortable. I totally ignored his good advice and tried to do everything everyone else did. The following day getting out of bed was a challenge. Lots of arnica, turmeric, biofreeze and massage that day and the next few and I was feeling better. Saturday at 9am came early the next week and I forced myself out of bed and got to the class.
The second class with Shane went great and I did what I could and challenged myself when it felt safe. Nine months later and I can do a forward fold touching my palms to the floor, but just barely. I have much more energy and feel great. Best of all I am confident that I can do more without injuring myself.