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I had the opportunity to hang upside down in two rope loops yesterday.
I didn’t take it.
I did spend three hours doing amazing yoga in a studio.
My friend Sarah Jane has created a peaceful haven for yoga.
On the outside it looks like a normal, ordinary garage. But inside….
I’ve been doing yoga for about four years. Previously I’d wondered about it and thought it was a strange hobby.
Since I started, it’s had a really positive effect on my life.
I’ve learnt that yoga
It seems to suit me.
There’s no sweating, panting or gasping. The classes are peaceful. I escape my day and focus.
It has fringe benefits. I’ve improved my posture and physical awareness. I think it’s also changed my body shape. It makes me think about the way I stand and move so that I try not to commit major body errors when I do.
Because it’s a gradual discipline, I’ve also begun to feel more graceful from time to time. Not the kind of thing I would’ve expected.
The challenge is to try poses, step by step so that I may, one day hang upside down from two suspended ropes. Who knows?
Just not yet.
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...