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Tuesday, April 2, 2013


I am taking up yoga and my first question is:  Am I nuts?????  The answer is:  possibly, but I am going to give it a good try.  Do my best… Am I nuts?

I was nervous walking to the first session on Friday but I went.  It was at 6:15 a.m. and that will answer my previous question with YES!  I am so out of shape and this session showed me just how much.  It was a ‘Gentle Flow’ class for beginners with sitting and stretching, a lot of sitting and stretching.  Agnes and the other students were wonderful, no one made fun and everyone was supportive.

Breathe, Sharyn breathe, yes I am still breathing.  After the first session, I felt pretty good until the next day when I experienced cramps in my thighs and stiffness in my shoulders.

The second session was ‘Basic Flow’, also for beginners.  This one is more standing and stretching which I found much easier and more rewarding as I could actually do some of the positions.  YAY!!!!!

We had a kind of impromptu session with Ben coming to take pictures of the action.  I think we surprised him, as there were not a lot of people sitting cross legged and chanting.  Heck, I can’t even sit flat on the floor cross legged without a cushion yet.  I do say yet as I expect that with time I will be able to do many of the positions that I can’t do right now.  The ladies that showed up were actually quite advanced and I got to see some real class acts.  These women are incredible.

Okay, here we are at the milestone of six sessions, counting the photo op as one session, and I am happy to say that I have improved with each session.  I am feeling better and my joints and muscles are thanking me for it.  After just a few classes, I find I am moving just a little bit better and I am feeling good about each little milestone that I pass.  There is no pressure on me to push myself any further than I wish to push.  At this point in time, I am signing up for two sessions a week in the ‘Basic Flow’ classes, Monday and Friday mornings (no, not at 6:15) and the odd Wednesday afternoons.

I never thought yoga was something I wanted to do, but I am glad I tried it.  Anyone that would be interested in trying yoga should go see Agnes Balawejder-Busch at BB Yoga Flow up near the airstrip.

Agnes has been practicing yoga for nine years and has her Hatha Yoga Teaching Certification.  She is extremely patient as I can attest to.  Drop-ins are always welcome and you can reach her at (501) 631-7726 for more information or go to her website:  http://www.bbyogaflow.com/