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Not only does it loosen my muscles, but it loosens ME up. As I was in pigeon pose the other day, I could feel myself letting go. Letting go of my day, letting go of my stress, and letting go of any other nagging problem I was hanging on to. That and wow did my hips feel better after hanging out there for awhile. :)
As the class wrapped up and we headed into savasana, the instructor said "and welcome home." On another day, I may have found that statement to be a little weird. But for that class, it resonated. I just lay back on my mat and I breathed. I didn't think, I didn't judge how things went in the class. I just lay there, I breathed and I let myself feel at home...and it was great.
So runners- be thee not afraid! Yoga is different and it can be a little scary at first, but it is well worth the time. You might loosen more than your muscles.
Is there anything that helps you let go?
PS- I think I'm the only one who can end up with that annoying water in the ear sound after a hot yoga class. I keep forgetting NOT to roll onto my side without wiping the sweat off the side of my head first. Yeah- I'm THAT sweaty.