“Twister for adults” — as my friend calls it

So, I’ve said before that i’m doing yoga now because this book told me to. and i’ve done it everyday since Sunday. and im getting better (ish).

The DVD i bought is supposed to be for beginners, but i think i probably should have hunted around for the pre-beginners course, because i can’t really do any of the poses.

the yoga instructor continually tells me that’s ok because it’s the BREATHING that’s most important. but she can’t see how badly im screwing up, so i kind of don’t believe her.

she starts off in a cross-leg position, and then says to put my hands down if i want some grounding and up if i want some openness. but i don’t know the difference, so i usually just put my hands up.

there’s a BUNCH of different breathing exercises involved and then the poses start. and i should tell you guys, i SUCK at downward facing dog. i mean, the instructor says i can go down to my knees if i need a rest and then i kind of just go down on my knees for the rest of the leg section.

there’s some twisty poses that humans weren’t meant to do and i fall over onto my mat (YES, i DO have a yoga mat — it’s blue) like 18 times each session. and through the whole thing the instructor keeps telling me to smile to help my breathing. but since im just trying not to die, i don’t usually smile.

but i keep doing the dvd. because at the end, i really do feel better. and more open. (whatever that means) 

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  1. I bet you could come up with seven really random/weird facts about you and your new yoga/vegan habits. Or just seven random things period. Because I’ve been playing tag here in Blog Land. And you’re it.

  2. Hey there, thank you for commenting on my blog. I was thinking of trying a Yoga DVD myself since my mom has a mat she doesn’t use anymore… Could you tell me the name of the one you are using? Maybe I can find it at my local library.

    Good luck to you to, okay? Let’s keep track of each other and cheer each other on! Nobody said it was going to be easy. 😉


  3. I hate when the instructor on the DVD says stuff like “open your center” and “breathe more life-renewing breath into your soul” — it’s like, I’m stretching here, trying to just keep my mouth closed and breathe like the women in the video, and you’re telling me all this hippie stuff? I laugh every time.

  4. Next time you’re in the Q-C I’m totally taking you to my yoga class. It’s nice to have the instructor look at you and tell you what adjustments to make. Then you lift your hips or put your heels on the floor and think “that’s how it’s suppose to feel!” It’s worth getting some feedback from a real person once in awhile.

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