If someone had told when I started university that I during my four years would find a passion and interest in health and fitness I probably would have laughed them in the face. I honestly hated it. It’s incredible how things can change and I love how they did for me. I never would have thought that I would love getting up early in the morning and going to the gym and being out and being active.
Yoga is another thing that has gradually grown on me and has developed into something I truly love. It has been very challenging for me in many ways as I usually like speed and fast paced things whilst yoga is the complete opposite, which is probably why I really need it. I’ve never been very flexible either, which I always used as an excuse for not practising it. Everyone who practices yoga knows that this is a rubbish excuse as that is why yoga exists, to heal your body and work on yourself. Someone once said to me, “You’re never too ill to the doctor so therefore you can never be too inflexible to practice yoga”.
One thing yoga has definitely taught me is patience, when I started out I easily got frustrated when I couldn’t do a certain pose. With time I’ve learnt to be patient with my body and that all change comes gradually. One day you are nailing that pose you struggled with and it is such an incredible feeling of achievement when you do.
In Javea, Francesca Stutely (everyone calls her Fran), teaches yoga classes. During the summer months she has a spot in the beach bar La Siesta in the mornings over looking the sea where she holds her yoga classes. It is a dream to stand there in the morning overlooking the sea. Probably the most peaceful I’ve ever been. Some days it can be extremely hot and it’s almost like practicing hot yoga or bikram haha.
Jamie’s mum and I went to Fran’s classes three days in a row just before she was away for a month (otherwise I would’ve loved to go more) and it was amazing. What a great way to start the day, you feel so energised and peaceful after the class. If only all my mornings could start like that. I hope one day they will!
If you’re in Javea and interested in attending Fran’s class it’s seven pounds per class. Here’s her Facebook page to stay updated with when she’s back and when her classes are 🙂