Chris's Weblog – City Chickens

December 2010

 

 

Hatha Yoga

Yoga is my latest passion. I have been thinking about trying it for years and done nothing about it but on Mother’s day this year Deb and Sean, my son and his partner, got me all enthused again. Deb has been going twice a week for about a year now and can’t recommend it enough. The lady that I was going to go to years ago, Marie, proved elusive and after much searching on the net and looking in the local papers I had all but given up when serendipity stepped in and I bumped right into her in Sainsbury’s. That was it. On the following Thursday night I presented my very stiff old body at her class and haven’t looked back since. I have been going twice a week and have made some lovely new friends as an added bonus. I feel so much better in myself after such a short time. It’s all about control, stretching and breathing and makes such sense for a lady of a certain age. Thanks Sean and Deb for the inspiration and the new yoga mat.

Hatha Yoga is a particular system of Yoga that focuses on the belief that purification of the physical body  leads to the purification of ha, the mind and tha, vital energy. Compared to the seated meditation posture it marks the development of asana, the full body postures now popular. wiki