Thursday, April 17, 2008

Yoga me this, Batman!

Well, I actually went back. This was my second attempt. I went to a different class on Tuesday, with a different instructor. I think it was easier, yet harder.

The instructor was a little difficult to understand. She was nice, but she spoke as though everything was one long run on sentence and she had to get it out all in one breath. Between trying to hear her, and understand what she was saying, and then decipher it in my head, while trying to balance myself in some contorted way that my body wasn't used to - well, I'm sure I looked like a fool. "Bendyourbodytodownwardfacingdogthenneestouchingyourtoesmovingforwardintoaforwardlungebackuptosunsoluteand

WTF? Did I hear that correctly?

At the end of the class, I think I detected an accent (possibly Australian?), which would have added to my difficulty following along.

But I was persistent. The group felt very welcoming, which was a big plus. Especially since I look like a walrus trying to do some funky ballet. I'm sure I'll continue to go to her class on Tuesdays. Got another I want to check out on Thursdays. Need to give this a good run before I decide to embrace it or give it up for something else.

ciao for now.


Praers said...

I think there is an actual term for the fear of yoga - yogaphobia. It is not a natural fear, but one brought on by the need to succeed in this relaxation exercise, yet being aware of all those things that stress us out as the "Warrior" within struggles just to balance.
I love yoga, but it seems all the good teachers seem to be the pricey ones. Or maybe I'm just frugal.

Tona Bell said...

I am so glad you went to yoga, i hope you have been back, give it a solid month, it is such an interesting journey and definitely a life long practice. one of the few things that are like that.

Good yoga teachers are out there if you are open to them, after 8 years of yoga i find that usually you get what you need not what you think want.