Sunday, March 09, 2014
When I first started yoga, nine years ago, my friends noticed the psychological effect. They saw less anxiety in me. This was an unintended effect--I only started going to yoga for something to do. I didn't even go for the exercise, just as a pastime.
And then I broke Rule Number One of yoga…I started dating the teacher, who is now my Domestic Partner (DP). Unintended effect #2.
Nowadays, I don't go very often because yoga no longer seems like an outlet for me. I mourn my loss of slenderness and grace and the peace that came from practice. Another unintended effect, but I'm not sure this one is yoga's fault, more my own.
I used to love yoga. Now I dread it. And because I don't go to class, I am less connected to DP, but I don't know which is the cause and which is the effect.