It is amazing what the right yoga class and studio can do for a person. I have tried different teachers and locations and always left dissatisfied. Until I started attending Big Fish Yoga in Jax Beach. It is the same style as another yoga studio I used to belong to but the atmosphere is different. The teachers’ attitudes are different. I leave each class feeling good. This place fits what I need.
I love going to my yoga class. I have stopped making excuses why I can’t go and I look forward to each class. I don’t avoid the teachers who are “tougher,” and I am okay with picking certain teachers based on what I need that day. I know that when I am in class, I will give it my all. And if I can’t do something day, that’s okay. The teachers are always saying to try but if you aren’t there, there is positive acceptance. I never realized how the attitude from teachers can affect a person’s yoga practice.
I do not thrive in an environment where the teachers are aggressive and challenging. I thrive in an environment where the teachers are supportive and encouraging. I am not saying that the teachers don’t push you to try new things. They do, but they are also okay on those days when you just can’t go any farther. We all have days where it takes our all just to get to our work out. Knowing that I can just go and flow some days and other days, I can go and push myself to try something new, gives me a sense of peace and freedom. I can be myself and it’s okay.
At Big Fish, I found the acceptance to be myself… and I rediscovered my love for hot, power yoga. I feel better about myself and my body and I look forward to my 60-75 minutes of sweating and strengthening. My heart beats just as fast as it did in the other studios, but I am enjoying what I am doing and I feel stronger each time. I have only lost 2 pounds in the past 2 weeks, but I can see a difference in my body. My belly is slightly flatter. My legs feel stronger. And when I look flex my arms in the mirror, there is a muscle in the left and even a slight definition in the right. My life is good and having a place that I love to practice something that I love just makes it even better.