Here they are now...

Here they are now...
This picture was taken summer 2009. We'll see if we can make them better

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I look and feel like a drowned rat

Today I tried something different. Technically, I was supposed to try different yesterday, but as we were unsure of the class schedule, we rescheduled for today. And by rescheduled, I mean a Bikram Yoga class.

Part of my training is getting flexible. For someone who used to be able to do the splits and put my head on my knee, not being able to touch my toes is really frustrating. I have no one to blame but myself, I've been lazy.

When I used to live in Boston, yoga was a means to get out of the snow. I had tried "Bikram Yoga," but I think that it was just a term for yoga in a hot room.

This time, I had to spend 90 minutes making my body do things that it wasn't entirely happy with. First of all, I have a really long neck, which tends to get kind of turtle-like. I also have ridiculously tight hamstrings, which throws off my entire alignment.

Despite all that, there were very few poses that I couldn't do, and most of them involved the fact that my chest needed to open up and my legs were tight.

Moral of the story? I'm doing better than I thought I would. Again.

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