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Strength for Yoga

on April 20, 2015

This weekend started with a slightly different class from usual. The Lululemon class on Saturday morning wasn’t the usual yoga class but a strength for yoga with Ash Boddy. He’s one of the Edinburgh ambassadors and a really interesting and enthusiastic teacher. His full bio can be found on his website here but in short, he’s an Australian who served in the Australian Defence force, surfs, clears landmines (yep really), teaches body conditioning and strength and generally a fun teacher.

The class started with a few round of sun salutation to warm up and a silly (and rubbish) game. The game involved a yoga strap and ‘walking’ out and back to planks holding one end of the belt, then the other end, then picking up the first end then the second end. And repeat as many times as you can as quickly as you can for 30 seconds followed by 10 seconds rest for 3 or 4 minutes (I can’t remember which). This was a really good conditioning exercise and good fun if not the best ‘game’ I’ve played in a class.

The rest of the class was focused on teaching us conditioning exercises that will help build strengthen ourselves and help in doing poses like chaturanga and push ups. I found these really helpful and they worked the shoulders and core. Ash really focused on making sure that your form was perfect and if you couldn’t do the exercise the number of times that the group were doing without losing form then to stop. I think it’s one of the problems sometimes in yoga classes that we do multiple sets of things even if our form isn’t that great and hope that it gets better. It was really good to focus on form.

There was an odd mix of people at class and more men than usual (which is not a bad thing). After class as usual there was tea and porridge and time to chat to people. I really enjoy the Saturday morning classes and I’m starting to get to know a few more of the regular people to chat to which is nice.

I also had a bit of a yah then meh after class as one of the assistants was wearing leggings that had been featured on the Lululemon Instagram page a few days before and been out of stock on the website. I said that I really liked them and she said they had them in stock. After class I had a look and checked but they didn’t have them in my size. I’ll need to keep an eye out as they are really nice and obviously I need more leggings…

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One response to “Strength for Yoga

  1. Ash Boddy says:

    Stoked that you liked it! Come to my classes at Meadowlark, my games are much better there…

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