Poolside Yoga at Our Apartment Complex

Although I’ve enjoyed yoga at work, it does require me to eat lunch an hour later than it arrives. So having done yoga hungry, despite having breakfast and snacks and having seen a flyer for weekly outside yoga at our apartment complex, I was intrigued enough to give it a try this week.

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The flyer that had first told me about the class had mentioned bringing a towel, water and mat. I brought my blocks as well which our the instructor, Tiffany, called props perhaps as no one else brought them.

We started in cross leg position. While I can get my other leg down a bit more flat, it kept popping up as I took a photo.

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The class was made up of a few women only. I didn’t want to show anyone’s face as I hadn’t asked permission for photos so here is one without faces of my fellow participants.

It wa so relaxing to be doing yoga poses right outside the pool.

It’s a very tranquil place in general. This was taken after class and shows how the pool often is at night.

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One of the best parts of the class was how chill the instructor was. She told us it did it matter how pretty poses looked and that it was so big deal if we did them diffenet from one another as “it’s only yoga”. Her laid back attitude made it easy to take photos here and there and still get a lot out of the class.

The poses were easy for the most part, barring those I cannot do as I’m pregnant including any on my back. I did find myself substituting Child’s Pose for ones on backs. Our last pose was Pigeon, one I’ve always found difficult.

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After class Tiffany offered to stay after and answer questions. We talked more about me being pregnant and how long she thought I could keep doing yoga, she said as long as it felt good and my doctor cleared me for it, I could do it up until the delivery. I greatly enjoyed the class and will definitely go back.

~ Danielle

 

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

44 year old mother to be, delightedly expecting our first baby with my husband, Matt,. We live with our mischievous cat, Inky. Estimated Due Date - October 27, 2017, though doctor plans to do a C-Section earlier. I love sports (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now looking at our ultrasound pics. Our baby is upside down in our 8 week one I'm using as an icon, almost like s/he is mooning us, ;).

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