Saturday was a splendid affair in London, the air crisp and invigorating, the streets echoing with the symphony of city life. I immersed myself in the festive spirit, savoring mulled wine and swaying to the rhythm of Ibiza Classics, masterfully spun by Pete Tong
Come Sunday, my friend Maxx, ever the enthusiast, dragged me into joining him for a gym session, followed by a yoga class. Now, I must confess, I hadn't felt such an exquisite ache in ages.
You see, yoga often conjures images of serene, almost languid sessions, focused on the gentle art of breath and relaxation. But this was a different beast entirely.
I'm no stranger to the yoga mat, but Maxx brought something unique to the experience. He's not just any yoga instructor; he's a professional with genuine passion, unwavering determination, and an intensive course in Greece he embarked on a few months ago.
Under Maxx's watchful eye, each posture was a revelation. He fine-tuned my alignments with the precision of a yogi master, transforming what I had presumed to be simple poses into robust exercises of strength. My body was shaking and sweat was running down my neck as I stood in a simple warrior 2 pose
You might be laughing at this point, but as an ex semi-professional ballroom dancer
who still uses the leg split as her party trick, I found this experience quite disappointing. Maxx noticed a profound expression on my face and suddenly the yoga session turned into a mental revelation.
Maxx reminded me that as we continue on our life journey, we have to make choices. Choices about our work and our hobbies. These choices affect our body's ability to be strong, flexible. The beauty of having a session with a professional yoga teacher is that they take your daily life into account and structure your session exactly the way you need it, for what you can do and what will be best for your lifestyle.
As a marketer, my life oscillates between the confines of a desk and the whirlwind of creating social content. So, a yoga regimen focusing on strength, posture, spine, and legs is precisely what the proverbial yogi doctor would recommend. And Maxx delivered just that.
Monday morning greeted me with a symphony of aches, but in all the right places. My shoulders, previously slouch-prone, now assertively pull back, rebelling against the tyranny of desk-bound posture. My legs feel elongated, and my backside, well, it's as perky as a freshly picked peach.
Maxx is pioneering something truly unique – a bespoke yoga experience that I've never encountered before. It's akin to the 'Diary of a CEO
' podcast but for the body. Think of it as yoga tailored for every walk of life: the heavy lifter, the ballet dancer, the office manager, the swimmer, and everyone in between.Credits:Yoga Teacher : Maxx (IG @yogawithmaxx)Ideation & Musings: Victoria HuttonPolishing & Refinement: Chat GPT (with a sprinkle of Jon Ronson) Constant Support: Clive