Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Oooooohhhhmmmmm....

I did real, honest-to-goodness yoga this morning. Before today, I've had only minimal exposure to this discipline; as part of my chant class during my senior year of college, we did a couple of weeks of yoga while we studied Hindu chant. I enjoyed it back then, even though half the time I was redoing the poses because I would lose my balance. I remembered some of the poses, and the instructor this morning said I did really well. I'd really love to do this more because it's a great way to destress and get ready for the day. I think I'll start it once the school year starts, because more people are in the class (which makes the price each individual person has to pay go down).

I was actually surprised how relaxing it is, given the fact that one is contorted into all sorts of near-impossible positions. The one that gives me the most problems is Downward Facing Dog, which is unfortunate because it is used so often. Those hamstrings get pretty tight, and I definitely can't get my heals to stay flat on the floor. Heck, normally, it's tough for me to touch my toes, I'm that unflexible. Something to work toward, I suppose.

3 Comments:

  1. Kristen said...
    I love to do yoga while I'm at school. I have never really done it but it was definitely something that i like to at east try.
    Journey Mama said...
    You can touch your TOES?
    Elizabeth said...
    I used to take yoga at Drew too - best yoga instructors I've ever had! I can't find such good instructors around here...

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