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My yoga journey

Introducing yourself to others in class

on November 5, 2015

Sometimes you read an article and it really resonates with you. This article by Adjua Fisher about her experience of a yoga class really made me think about what I like about certain classes. In the class that she writes about the teacher asked the class to introduce themselves to each other at the start of class and that it made the rest of class more enjoyable due to a sense of community that it created.

In the Sunday classes at Sweaty Betty there are usually about 6 to 8 of us and although I don’t know everyone’s names certainly of the 4 or 5 of us that regularly attend I know who they are and what they are generally up to. We arrive about 5-10 minutes before class and have a chat in the changing room while we are getting ready and removing layers etc. It’s a really nice sociable group and people say if they are off on holiday or doing something that will mean that they won’t be at class the following week. It means that if you fall out of a pose or can’t do it fully then you feel supported and among friends.

I think the social aspect of yoga is sometimes underrated and in a way it very much depends on the studio and teacher to create the right atmosphere.

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