I got into yoga about a year ago. My doctor recommended it as a way to control my back pain. I had heard of its amazing effects for years, so that was the push I needed to sign up.
Well, it is amazing. Some Saturday mornings, when I'm flying over the hill on my scooter after a session, I am flooded with a sense of well-being and inner peace. Even just getting in the quiet space of the yoga studio--with its polished wood floors and potted plants that reach the ceiling--begins to quiet me down in the middle of a hectic work week.
At first, I just wore my climbing clothes to yoga, but that felt a great deal too skimpy. Street clothes flopped around, especially during downward dog or any semi-inverted pose. So I went shopping for proper attire and tried on various yoga pants from Patagonia, Target, and a no-name from TJ Maxx. Although I like the Patagonia Serenity pants, it's a little too hot for the summer. The Target one soon sprouted a run. The no-name from TJ Maxx was fantastic at first, but it eventually began to disintegrate in not-so-attractive ways after a few sessions. So I finally justified spending the money to get a pair of Lululemon Groove crops, and it has been worth every penny.