I'm not entirely new to yoga.
There was a stretch of about two years in my early thirties that I attended two to three classes a week. It was what I called "old people" yoga; very gentle, mostly seated, lots of breathing. It worked for me. I increased my flexibility and focus and decreased my anxiety. Then my teacher left.
I found another great teacher a couple of years later, but then my travel schedule picked up and I didn't go as regularly as I wanted. So I secretly taped the class and have used that class whenever I've been on the road and had time to do yoga. So in my yoga life, such as it is, it's always the week before Columbus Day!
I've been having trouble sitting and know it would help if I stretched more. So in the interest of stretching and stretching myself I ventured to this class today -- my first in more than a year.
And this is what I know: yoga scares me still. In 2009, I did a 30-day yoga practice challenge. I must have been far hardier then or a lot more bendy.
So how do I get back to the mat without the sense of not just anxiety but terror? I have my tape still, but I think I need something that challenges me without scaring me to death. Suggestions? Did I mention I'm not flexible at all?