Well, at least that’s what I’ve spent a long time thinking. It’s so trendy, it’ll stop being trendy and then everyone will laugh about their “yoga phases” and their “skinny jeans” in the same story.
But now I’m not so sure. I’ve been told even ‘real’ athletes are giving this a go. Musicians, too. So they can breathe better. I have trouble with that sometimes. A sale convinced me 10$ could be spent on the mat. Now what to do with it…
Classes are tricky, because I don’t want to be the only one that doesn’t know what is going on. And I don’t want to accidentally go to the sweaty one, eew. And some people don’t wear their shoes, and I am afraid of saying something out loud about their yucky feet.
So I found this site called iyogalife.com. It lists all the poses and gives you great tips and advice and stories with a very down to earth flavor. I like it when you make fun of the weirdos too. I can’t do things by reading written instructions, so I’m excited that there are videos. (Click the logo for a sample). So I’ll let you know how it goes, right now I’m mostly just thinking about it. I’ll get there.
*Side note: I also opted to add Fish Oil (Omega3) pills to my diet. If you think fish is gross like I do, eat something when you take these very necessary vitamins. Or you will burp fish oil. Bleh.
My brother Jack swears by the yoga and that it’s been helping to alleviate much of his MS symptoms. He also likes the meditative routine it gives him.
Yep, it’s true. I’m into the yoga. I had objections to the idea of a class too. So, I booked a one hour private session with an instructor.
The poses are a very small part of a bigger picture, check out Patanjali for more of the science of yoga.
I’m going to do the instructor thing too. Eventually. Like when I can stop falling over. I read somewhere that I should netflix DVDs before purchasing them to make sure I’m not annoyed by the instructor…didn’t know you could netflix yoga. I’m learning. But I might be in trouble with ‘science’…
I heart yoga. I’ve been doing it off and on for years, but only in the past 3 have I been doing it at least 1x/week. If you find an instructor you like, that’s really the best way to go. They can watch your poses and make sure you’re not doing anything that’s going to cause permanent body wreckage. The whole point of yoga is to be in your moment – an instructor should adhere to that and not make it a competetitive experience. It’s the only class where I don’t compare my butt size with that of the person next to me.
Oh, and buy your own mat. You’re going to thank me for that. The ones at your local mega mart are fine, but the best one I’ve ever used is the Harmony Jade mat. It’s like down dogging in cement. Amazing.