I have just started taking yoga classes once a week. I have periodically done yoga over the years, but nothing in the last 5 years. I have always liked it, but I find that now that I am running, it feels great! It is just so good to stretch out all the muscles that seem to be so tight from all of this running. I feel very invigorated after each class (I have been to two so far). The specific yoga I am taking is Hatha Yoga. In the past I have done Ashtanga, Hatha and yoga for pregnant women. The poses are great because you really can do them at any level. I am usually struggling to hold the simplest form of each pose, while the people on either side of me twist their bodies into perfect pretzel-like forms. I laugh a lot in class which is also quite therapeutic. I even find the last few minutes of relaxation/meditation lovely, and I used to hate that part. Now I find it nice and peaceful to just lie there letting my body relax and recover from all the work it has just done. I don’t have a favourite pose yet, but I am sure I will soon…I even like the sun salutations which everyone else in the class groans about. Last night, we did most of the class from our mat with pillows – comfortable exercising – I love it!