© 2013 Ash Adams
It’s almost like a dance—a dozen yogis, each on a mat, stretching and twisting into shapes and animal-like poses in unison. Sometimes, chanting hums through the crowd, but more often than not, a yoga class is like any other group exercise class; there is a teacher giving directions, adjusting students’ poses and explaining movements.
The first time I attended a yoga class, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I sat down on my mat—as straight as I could!—expecting to just stretch for an hour or so. Throughout the course of the next hour, I learned that I had muscles I had never felt before, and I really felt them. I also learned that I was incredibly stiff and that I had both underestimated yogis and overestimated my good posture.
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