Sat, Jan 28
Yoga at yoga lounge
Answer: Me, in my first tri-pod pose!! Yep, I tried it for the first time today and got into it! Very cool and it wasn’t hard at all – no hesitation – just went into it. Here is what it looks like:
This really is the start to get into headstand, so I’m happy with that progress. At some point I’ll get the nerve up and be ready to actually try headstand.
In addition to the tri-pod triumph, this class, really rocked! I felt really challenged and had a great workout, both mentally and physically. Amy talked about focusing on smooth transitions between the poses – just like life…making smooth transitions in our lives. She also talked about taking our time getting into poses, not rushing into them. This is good practice for life too. I love those 90 minutes classes because I feel like we can really do a lot without rushing. Sometimes no matter how good the teacher, the hour class just feels rushed. We did a bunch of cool balance poses including the normal eagle, but also dancer, bird of paradise and half-moon with a bind. I just love how Amy mixes it up and keeps it new and always challenging.
One of the things I kept thinking about post-practice today was how awesome the workout experience is with yoga with no equipment other than a mat and a foam block. The heat that is built up is totally with the body – the breath and the flow. No heavy weights, no machines – not even shoes are needed! Those of you who know me know that I have a direct relationship with equipment. As the amount of equipment involved with something increases, my ability to be competent and/or actually enjoy the activity decreases. Just give me a yoga mat and some running shoes. Now, is that asking too much to keep a girl happy?! Thanks. That’s what I thought!