Some people can just go on and on and on without ever stopping but I need my relaxing cup of tea and steamy bath every now and then to realize that relaxation is an important part of life as well. Sometimes, cups of tea and baths just aren't enough and you wish for something more.
I followed some yoga classes when I was about 11 years old because I had problems falling asleep. I really enjoyed the lessons but I stopped because it was far away from home and you know how 11-year olds can be: I thought it was quite awkward.
I don't think I'd find yoga classes as awkward at this point in my life as when I was 11 but it can be expensive and time-consuming. The Yoga Collective recently contacted me, asking me if I'd like to try out their online courses and even though I was a bit sceptic at first I decided to give it a go nonetheless. I spread out a little blanket (I don't have a fancy yoga mat), put in my earbuds, started a beginner yoga video and tried to relax for 30 minutes.
The first few minutes were quite awkward (11-year old me all over again) but I got used to the voice of the yoga instructor and I started to feel relaxed. Listening to the instructions for 30 minutes was quite hard at times but I figured I didn't have to do everything the instructor told me: you're not in a yoga classroom surrounded by others and can do what makes you feel better - that's what it's about anyway. I'm happy I've been given the opportunity to try the online classes out and even though it can be harder to keep up with online lessons because you don't have that certain push real classes give you I'm sure I'll be following more online classes whenever I'm feeling tense.
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